Scholarship

New scales of information require new modes of questioning. We are dedicated to the investigation of new modes of scholarly inquiry and communication.

Teaching and Learning

Students need to learn how to live thoughtfully in a digital world. We advance the digital literacy of faculty and instructors so they can improve the understanding of their students.

Critical Making

Whether through code or design, making is central to the digital world. We encourage a critical engagement with the tools and techniques of contemporary creative activity.


ABOUT THE CDIL


The Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) is an interdisciplinary consortium working to provide digital scholarship resources and opportunities for the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Idaho.

The humanities and social sciences have at their core a set of questions that address, in the simplest terms, what it is like to be human. Those of us who work and teach in these areas use discipline-specific and interdisciplinary tools to answer these questions and to teach our students how to discover and communicate answers of their own. Due to rapid advances in information technology, we now encounter information at tremendously increased scales and speeds, yet these questions have not changed.

To continue asking what it is like to be human in this age of information, faculty and students at the University of Idaho need to develop new knowledge and new techniques for analyzing data, understanding and interpreting the resulting information and knowledge, and distributing these understandings in ways that take advantage of our digital connectedness.

The University of Idaho sponsors and maintains the CDIL through a partnership between the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences and the University of Idaho Library. We collaborate to develop deeper connections between humanistic, social scientific, and information science research and pedagogy through the accomplishment of digital scholarly (or scholarly digital) endeavors.


People





Devin Becker

Director, CDIL
University of Idaho Library


Denise Bennett

Assosciate Professor
Journalism and Mass Media


Barry Bilderback

Assosciate Professor
Music


Stacey Camp

Assosciate Professor
Sociology & Anthropology


Matthew Fox-Amato

Assistant Professor
History


Rodney Frey

Professor
Sociology & Anthropology


Bruce Godfrey

GIS Librarian
University of Idaho Library


Patricia Hart

Associate Professor
Journalism and Mass Media


Ben Hunter

Associate Dean
University of Idaho Library


Jennifer Ladino

Associate Professor
English


Kristine Levan

Assistant Professor
Sociology & Anthropology


Sarah Nelson

Associate Professor
Modern Languages & Cultures


Rochelle Smith

Reference & Instruction Librarian
University of Idaho Library


Rebecca Scofield

Assistant Professor
History


Adam Sowards

Professor
History


Erin Stoddart

Head, Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library


Alexandra Teague

Assistant Professor
English


Evan Williamson

Digital Infrastructure Librarian
University of Idaho Library


Digital Scholarship on the Palouse


Engaging the virtual through the local and vice versa.



Projects




Vandal
Poem of the Day
Take a Look
CCC in Idaho
Collection
Take a Look
Latah County
Oral Histories
Take a Look
Turning of the Wheel
Take a Look




Workshops & Events




Upcoming Workshops

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





Fellowships & Opportunities




Faculty

CDIL Digital Scholarship Fellowship

CDIL Digital Scholarship Fellows receive a course release in the Spring semester to explore a digital research or teaching project.

Application Information and Instructions

Spring 2017 Fellows:

  • Denise Bennett (Associate Professor, JAMM) will be collecting and publishing Idaho LGBTQA Oral Histories, which will later be used for a documentary film.
  • Stacey Camp (Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology) will be working on an augmented reality (AR) application for local history (think Pokémon Go).

CDIL Digital Summer Fellowship

Summer Fellows participate in a week-long symposium during which they explore various digital scholarship tools and ideas.

Application Information and Instructions

Summer 2017 Fellows:

Undergrads and Graduate Students

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



Created by the CDIL


Room 211
University of Idaho Library
Moscow, Idaho

208-885-9444