This summer, CRDM candidate Chen Chen was accepted to the National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for the Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities Workshop (aka. KairosCamp!) held in West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.
This competitive institute was led by Dr. Cheryl Ball at West Virginia University and Dr. Doug Eyman from George Mason University, joined by faculty instructors from across the nation, including our very own Dr. David Rieder.
For two weeks at the camp, participants worked on conceptualizing and developing prototypes of born-digital projects. Chen worked on a project on how the WPA-L (writing program administrators listserv) contributes to the disciplinarity of rhetoric and composition. With the skills learnt at this institute, Chen will use distant reading and data visualization methods to analyze the WPA-L archive from 1993 to 2017.
She also became best friends with Grumpy Cat.