What is HASTAC?
Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC, pronounced “haystack”) is an alliance of more than 11,500 humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists and technologists working together to transform the future of learning for the 21st century. The HASTAC Scholars fellowship program is a student-driven community of graduate and undergraduate students who are working at the intersection of technology and the arts, humanities and sciences. Their work centers on rethinking pedagogy, learning, research, and academia for the digital age.
HASTAC at IDAH
The Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH) offers HASTAC scholarships to graduate or advanced undergraduate students who are engaging with digital tools and methods in their research, teaching, or creative work. HASTAC scholars will have the opportunity to develop a digital project of their own design, network with other digital artists and humanities scholars on campus, participate in workshops and IDAH events, and share their work at IU and with the online HASTAC community. As part of the program, HASTAC scholars will each receive an honorarium as well as mentorship and technical support from IDAH faculty, staff, and affiliates.
Previous scholars have developed historical maps of Black communities, sound-centric art installations, 3D printed jewelry, network graphs showing the connections between higher education and the policing of undocumented subjects, and text analysis of newspapers, cookbooks, and refugee narratives. We encourage students who have an interest in digital projects to apply, regardless of their skill with digital tools. Participation in the HASTAC scholars program will give these scholars a chance to learn these methods with the help of the IDAH staff. We also encourage students pursuing degrees in the arts (MFA and BFA) who are working toward digitally centered thesis projects to consider applying.
Applications will be evaluated on the proposed project's originality, its importance for the applicant's educational and professional goals, and its potential to contribute to broader conversations that are happening at the university, in specific academic disciplines, or in the public sphere.
You can check out some of the previous HASTAC projects in our archives and Scholarworks collection.
/ Archived Spring Symposium Presentations
As an outgrowth of their digital project, HASTAC scholars are expected to engage with the broader scholarly community. HASTAC scholars typically:
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- Blog on the HASTAC site, introducing themselves and their projects
- Report on at least ONE local relevant event - any conference, talk, art project, symposium, experiment or collaboration - during the year
- Contribute to HASTAC Scholar Discussion Forums, either by hosting or commenting.
- Build community and conversation by commenting, tweeting, covering conferences, and helping organize local meet-ups.
- Share relevant job info, fellowship opportunities, conference CFPs, and publishing opportunities.