Amundsen Fellow Leith Davis has been awarded a Digital Research Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Edinburgh University

May 05, 2021
Dr. Leith Davis

Congratulations to Amundsen Fellow and Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies, Dr. Leith Davis, who has been awarded a Digital Research Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Edinburgh University from May 1- Aug. 31, 2021.

Leith will be leading a group of students and colleagues in an investigation of the Jacobite manuscript, 'The Lyon in Mourning'. This project combines archival research with twenty-first-century digital humanities tools in order to shed new light on ‘They Lyon in Mourning’ as a complex site of cultural memory and an act of data-collection and networking in its own time. (Due to Covid, the fellowship will be conducted remotely.)

You can read more about the project and also join Leith for a free public talk which she is giving on the project for the U of Edinburgh's Centre for Data, Culture and Society next Wed., May 12 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time (4:00 PM British Time): "Networking Jacobites: Media, Cultural Memory and the 'Lyon in Mourning' Manuscript of Robert Forbes".

ISTLD Amundsen Fellows

ISTLD Amundsen Fellows are continuing faculty members at SFU who have demonstrated their interest and commitment to the investigation of teaching and learning through the successful conduct of at least one ISTLD-funded project and through other activities within their departments and faculties. They have developed particular expertise in the investigation of innovative course designs and instructional methods that support student learning in their discipline.

Amundsen Fellows are invited to work with the ISTLD during which they contribute to ISTLD programs and also conduct teaching and learning research projects that go beyond their own practice. These projects require the involvement of other faculty members, within or outside their discipline. In addition, projects have the potential to inform the teaching practice of other faculty at SFU and to inform the broader teaching/scholarly literature.

Leith has held four grants with the ISTLD, and during the tenure of her Amundsen Fellowship, she will explore theories, methodologies and best practices connected to what she is calling “Embodied Humanities” (EH). She wishes to find out how Embodied Humanities approaches can be used to boost student engagement in humanities subjects, build connections between instructors from different disciplines and different institutions, and also to work against the divide between humanities and science/technology courses.

Read more about Leith's Amundsen Fellowship project