A partnership of 23 liberal arts collaboratively developed the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship ILiADS (ILiADS.org). IliADS is project-based and team-based; it offers an opportunity for focused support of a digital project — your project — as you work alongside other colleagues and experts.  ILiADS (ILiADS.org) offers participants a summer institute where they may develop projects as a team (faculty, student, librarian, technologist, other experts) and also interact with experts who can further their project goals. Unique to ILiADS and recognizing the role digital scholarship plays in undergraduate education, priority will be given to proposals that include student collaborators. Project proposals at any stage, idea through to implementation, are welcome. Our ILiADS Coaches will guide project teams from the point at which their proposal is accepted to the end of the institute week. During the summer institute week, teams will spend significant time working on their projects and coaches will connect teams to experts in the digital methods and the technologies necessary for the teams to develop their project goals, processes, and outcomes. ILiADS 2015 participants described their experiences as, an opportunity to “focus as a project team” in the planning and development of digital teaching and/or research projects in a setting that “fills a gap in our current professional development milieu.”

At ILiADS, ideas grow through collaborative, iterative processes. During this week, teams composed of some mix of researchers, librarians, technologists, and students are invited to build upon established digital pedagogy or research projects and/or launch new ones. Whether you’re learning how to clear significant hurdles or you’re just getting off of the ground, ILiADS’ Experts will consult with teams to advance their goals. Over the course of the week, team members will learn more about their own collaboration and how to sustain their project into the future. Projects of all types, and at any juncture, are welcomed. Submit your project proposal by February 22, 2016. Upon acceptance, an ILiADS Coach will be in touch to discuss the project ideas, expertise needs, and to answer questions on how to build a strong team.

We have reached out to a group of vetted experts, but we are also open to bringing in other experts based on compelling needs of projects.

Important Dates

  • January 26, 2016: Call for Proposals
  • February 22, 2016: All project proposals due (if you want preliminary feedback, please submit your proposal as early as possible)
  • March 5, 2016: Notification of acceptance
  • March 25, 2016: Each project team begins consulting with coaches
  • March 25, 2016: Registration begins
  • June 1, 2016: Registration closes (no registration refunds after June 5, 2016)
  • July 24–29, 2016: Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) at Hamilton College

Sample ILiADS Project Proposals

Contact and Submissions

Please email the members of the ILiADS 2016 Steering Committee at 2016@iliads.org.

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