Welcome to the new Humanities in a Digital World website!

This site shares news about the Humanities in a Digital World fellows and digital humanities events at USC.

Andrew W. Mellon Humanities in a Digital World Ph.D. Fellowship Competition, 2024-2025


HiDW is pleased to announce competitions for one-year Ph.D. fellowships in digital humanities for 2024-2025.   The USC Humanities in a Digital World Program aims to explore how humanities scholarship can evolve through engagement with digital technologies. Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 for the 2024-2025 academic year. They will also participate in required in-person tutorials at USC during the Summer 2024 term.

Experience with digital technologies is not a requirement for the fellowship. The research statement should include a description of the applicant’s dissertation project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences, their experience using digital technologies, and a proposal for a dissertation-related project that uses digital tools available at USC. Those who have experience with digital humanities should describe it in their applications. Strong project proposals might include creating a SCALAR book with multimedia components, producing a video essay, developing data visualizations, constructing dynamic maps with geographic information systems, or building 3D models with immersive technologies.

Read on for more details on eligibility and how to apply. Applications are due Friday, April 5, 2024.

Immersive Technologies and Cultural Heritage Symposium



The Ahmanson Lab, third floor Leavey Library, USC

The USC Mellon Humanities in a Digital World Program and the Ahmanson Lab invite you to join the Immersive Technologies and Cultural Heritage (ITCH) Symposium. This two-day event will bring together humanities researchers working with immersive technologies to showcase innovative projects, engage in feedback, and build community. The sessions will elucidate benefits of working at the intersection of digital technologies and the liberal arts.


View the schedule and list of speakers on the symposium webpage.

Learn more about our 2022–2024 Fellows.

Julia Brown-Bernstein

Julia Brown-Bernstein is a Ph.D. candidate in the USC Van Hunnick Department of History. Her dissertation is a history of the Eastern San Fernando Valley as it underwent demographic shifts and economic restructuring from the 1970s to the early 2000s.

Grace Franklin

Grace Franklin is a Provost Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in English at USC. Her dissertation is titled “Power Play: Gas Infrastructure in Literature and Culture.”

Featured Projects



Booksnake lets you explore digitized archival items in the real world. Just aim your iPhone or iPad at a flat surface, tap the screen to place your item, and move to explore.

Capitalism’s erasure of Tayrona culture in 21st-Century Colombia


Will Young, Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture, USC

Using Virtual Reality to Explore 15th-Century Illuminated Manuscripts


USC Dornsife’s Sabina Zonno and Lynn Dodd receive a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop an immersive experience around a Renaissance-era manuscript.