Arizona State University visiting graduate student training program is now accepting applications for its January 2013 session. We will select a cohort of visiting graduate students to join our project for writing, editing, and digital humanities training as part of the Embryo Project, our large NSF funded digital humanities initiative. For this training program you need not specialize in history of embryology, but in any area of history of life sciences with a willingness to find points of contact and to learn.
Visitors must be graduate students in good standing at another university (domestic or international), with funding that covers your salary and health insurance. ASU will make you a visiting scholar and provide for local housing and transportation. Students should be in residence for 8 weeks, from mid January to mid March, and may request to stay the entire semester. Office space will make it easy for students to join the dynamic group of historians and philosophers of science at the Center for Biology and Society at ASU. In addition, all participants are welcome to join the History of Biology Seminar at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, which we hold annually as part of the new ASU-MBL HPS Program (though the seminar has been taking place for over 25 years).
Overall, the Embryo Project (EP) engages and connects researchers who aim to capture and investigate the history, science, and contexts of embryology and reproductive medicine in new ways. The EP combines scholarly research with the emerging field of digital humanities and the science of informatics. The primary result is the Embryo Project Encyclopedia, an online Open Access repository that grows weekly. The repository stores encyclopedia entries and interpretive essays, plus pictures, videos, timelines, and other types of objects related to the history of embryology. Remember, participants need not specialize in history of embryology, but just have a relevant interest that will make this focus appealing. This project is part of a cluster that also includes a focus on biodiversity, and we also welcome students interested in that area.
To express interest or for more information, please contact: