Digital Research and Innovation Pilot Projects Launch

Nine projects have been selected for Digital Research and Innovation (DRI) at Georgetown, a pilot program offered by the Library and the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS). DRI offers Georgetown faculty the opportunity to enhance their research with digital tools and methodologies, experiment with emerging technologies, and develop new modes of inquiry, scholarship, and creative production.

CNDLS and the Library will provide support for project planning and development to the following accepted projects:

  • “Black Digital Fandoms,” Brienne Adams, Assistant Professor, African American Studies
  • “Soundscapes of Incarceration,” Ben Harbert, Program Director and Associate Professor and Chair, Music
  • “Kafka’s Adaptations,” Verena Kick, Assistant Professor, German
  • “Diagrammatica,” J.R. Osborn, Associate Professor, CCT
  • “A Centralized Repository for Biological Risk Assessments,” Michael Parker, Assistant Dean and Adjunct Professor, Biology
  • “Visualizing Environmental Inequality,” Meredith McKittrick, Associate Professor, History
  • “Migrating Minds Journal,” Nicoletta Pireddu, Professor, Italian
  • “Digitizing the Experiences of Migrant Labor in Qatar,” Karine Walther, Associate Professor in History, GU-Q
  • “Digital Dunhuang,” Michelle Wang, Associate Professor, Art and Art History

Brienne Adams shared her eagerness to “expand [her] research in digital form,” while both Nicoletta Pireddu and Ben Harbert with their teams expressed that they are “grateful to have the support for [their] project.

These projects will draw on the expertise at CNDLS and the library in areas of website creation, podcasting, and assignment design, among others. Reach out to us at if you’d like to explore integrating emerging technologies into your course, assignment, or research design. See the DRI website for more details about the selected projects.