CDIL - Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning

Congratulations to CDIL collaborator Rebecca Scofield on receiving a Whiting Foundation Fellowship to expand her Gay Rodeo Oral History project!

Connect

We are collaborative by design, connecting faculty, staff, and students with technology and with each other.

Open

We open up spaces and opportunities to explore the new ideas, new tools, and new modes of working in our increasingly digital world.

Build

We build digital platforms and technological expertise to advance research, teaching, and creative endeavors at the University of Idaho.


ABOUT THE CDIL


The Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) is a collaboration between the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and the University of Idaho Library. Its purpose is to advance digital scholarship opportunities at the University of Idaho.

History

CDIL began in 2015 as a series of meetings convened by Andrew Kersten, Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). These meetings brought together faculty from CLASS and the Library who were interested in advancing digital scholarship on campus and exploring collaborative research and teaching opportunities. In 2016, President Chuck Staben selected the CDIL as one of five campus projects, chosen from a pool of 43 applicants, to be awarded a Vandal Ideas Project (VIP) grant. The CDIL has used these funds, under the direction of Devin Becker, UI Library’s Head of Data & Digital Services and the CDIL’s first director, to outfit the physical center in the UI Library and to fund two different digital scholarship fellowship programs and two graduate research assistantships.

Location

The CDIL is located on the second floor of the University of Idaho Library, Room 211. The center is available for meetings and project work related to digital scholarship activities at the University of Idaho. We have 15 computers and three virtual reality platforms (HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, Playstation) available for demonstration and education purposes. Contact Devin Becker, Evan Williamson, or Olivia Wikle with any questions.


People




Staff

Becker

Devin Becker

Director, CDIL
University of Idaho Library

Williamson

Evan Williamson

Digital Infrastructure Librarian
University of Idaho Library

Wikle

Olivia Wikle

Digital Initiatives Librarian
University of Idaho Library

Faculty Fellows

Bennett

Denise Bennett

Assistant Professor
Journalism and Mass Media

Fox-Amato

Matthew Fox-Amato

Assistant Professor
History

Levan

Kristine Levan

Assistant Professor
Sociology & Anthropology

Nelson

Sarah Nelson

Associate Professor
Modern Languages & Cultures

Sowards

Adam Sowards

Professor
History

Scofield

Rebecca Scofield

Assistant Professor
History

Turpin

Zackary Turpin

Assistant Professor
English

Student Fellows

Campbell

Renae Campbell

Graduate Fellow, 2018

Oglesby

Corey Oglesby

Graduate Fellow, 2017

Rodriguez

Denessy Rodriguez

Undergraduate Fellow, 2018

Westerfield

Lauren Westerfield

Graduate Fellow, 2017

Collaborators

Bilderback

Barry Bilderback

Associate Professor
Music

Frey

Rodney Frey

Professor
Sociology & Anthropology

Godfrey

Bruce Godfrey

GIS Librarian
University of Idaho Library

Hart

Patricia Hart

Associate Professor
Journalism and Mass Media

Teague

Alexandra Teague

Assistant Professor
English


Digital Scholarship on the Palouse


Engaging the virtual through the local and vice versa.



Projects




Historical Japanese Ceramic Comparative Collection


Closure of Syringa


Idaho’s LGBTQ Community: Oral Histories


CTRL-Shift


Vandal Poem of the Day

Boys jumping off a pier and label for CCC Collection


Child Mortality Study via Augmented Reality Application


Rodney Frey at Turning of the Wheel opening event






Workshops & Events



About

CDIL workshops engage faculty, staff, and students on campus with a variety of tools and techniques for working with data and technology in their research projects.

Most workshops are held in the CDIL (Room 211) or the instruction room on the second floor of the library.

If you'd like to request or lead a workshop, please email the Workshop Coordinator, Evan Williamson at ewilliamson@uidaho.edu

Upcoming Workshops

DH Workshops and Events in the area

Washington State University's Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) offers regular digital scholarship workshops and public programming.

CDSC Events




Fellowships & Opportunities




2019 Fellowship applications are now closed. Find full information about our past faculty, graduate, and undergraduate fellows below.




Faculty

CDIL Digital Scholarship Fellowships

2019 applications are closed.

Information and Application Instructions Available Here:
Fall 2019 CDIL Digital Scholarship Fellowship

The CDIL Digital Scholarship Fellowship program provides time and assistance for faculty members in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences to begin or continue exploring digital means for publishing or accomplishing their research. Selected Fellows will receive a course release during the Fall 2019 semester to enable them to work with CDIL staff and faculty in the pursuit of a digital scholarship project or the development of digital scholarship expertise.

Fall 2018 Fellows:

  • Becca Scofield (Assistant Professor, History)
    Project: The Voices of Gay Rodeo
  • Adam Sowards (Associate Professor, History)
    Project: Idaho Wilderness and Democracy: Experiments in Visualizing Citizen Testimony

Spring 2017 Fellows:

CDIL Summer Symposium Fellowships

2019 applications are closed.

Information and Application Instructions Available Here:
Information Sheet on the Faculty Summer Fellowship

The CDIL Summer Fellowship program supports College of Letters, Arts and Social Science (CLASS) faculty as they begin or continue expanding their work with digital scholarship tools, projects, and processes. The award will provide $1500 of summer salary to participate with a cohort of fellow awardees from both the University of Idaho and Washington State University’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) in the 2nd Palouse Digital Scholarship Symposium, May 10th - 17th.

Applications are easy: apply now by filling out an online form providing a short statement of interest (300 words) and background (150 words)!

Summer Symposium 2018:

Summer Symposium 2017:


Faculty fellowships are made possible by support from CLASS, the U of I Library, and the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED).

Undergrads and Graduate Students

2019 applications are closed.

This summer, with the assistance of the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) and the Office of Undergraduate Research(OUR), we are offering summer fellowships for both graduate and undergraduate students. These positions provide paid work developing digital projects and research in the CDIL. Applications are easy: apply now by filling out an online form providing a short statement of interest (300 words) and background (150 words)!

Information and Application Instructions Available Here:
Information Sheet on the Graduate Student Summer Fellowship
Information Sheet on the Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship

Summer 2018 Fellows:


Student fellowships are made possible by support from CLASS, the U of I Library, the College of Graduate Studies, and the Office of Undergraduate Research.

If you're interested in working with the CDIL during the school year, please contact Devin Becker regarding available opportunities. We sometimes have work available via work-study and temporary help opportunities.



CDIL

Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning


Room 211
University of Idaho Library
Moscow, Idaho

208-885-9444