Newcomb Institute's Technology and Digital Humanities Lab promotes feminist leadership in interdisciplinary technology-centered communities through student programming initiatives and partnering with scholars and community members engaged with digital scholarship.
The student programming within our interdisciplinary and feminist lab:
Interns and Grantees:
Dr. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, the Administrative Assistant Professor of Technology and Women's History at Newcomb Institute, directs student programs within the Technology and Digital Humanities Lab and manages the technology initiatives for Newcomb Institute. She teaches courses in TIDES, Current Residential Learning Community, Digital Media Practices, and History departments and advises the Women in Technology student organization. Dr. Howard manages grants for students to attend Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing and to serve as HASTAC scholars. Dr. Howard also co-convenes with Sean Knowlton and Michael Griffith the Digital Engagement Consortium, a group of Tulane faculty and staff dedicated to increasing digital literacy and scholarship on campus.
Dr. Howard is a co-founding editor with Dr. Clare Daniel of the guide, Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online, which they edit with Dr. Enilda Romero Hall, Dr. Liv Newman, and Niya Bond.
At Tulane, Newcomb Institute faculty offers the following courses focused on technology and society:
Since 2017, we have partnered with Tulane faculty, staff, and students and members of the Greater New Orleans community to produce digital research projects, such as:
Newcomb Institute calls for the proposals of Digital Scholarship and Digital Media projects to sponsor. If selected, the Digital Research Internship Scrum team (a pre-selected group of undergraduates) will work on your project during the 2020-2021 year.
The Scrum Model:
To model standards in the technology industry, interns work on a scrum team, an agile framework. The team works together on multiple projects at a time. The week-to-week workflows are managed by Dr. Jacquelyne Howard.
If the proposal is accepted, the Product Owner (faculty/staff/community) will work with Dr. Jacquelyne Howard to create a project plan and work with the Product Developer Intern throughout the semester. The Product Developer will continuously communicate with the Product Owner about the team's progress. Owners will be invited throughout the semester to join the team meetings and open houses.
Tulane faculty, graduate students, staff, or New Orleans community members who incorporate or want to incorporate computing into their research and advocacy work are eligible. As a Product Owner, you must be willing to:
The project proposal must meet one or more of the criteria listed below. This criterion has been modified from the National Endowment for the Humanities:
This program accepts proposals throughout the semester on a rolling basis. To apply, send a 100 word proposal to Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, Ph.D. (email@example.com), or reach out for more information.