Tech Bytes: A website for the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, O365 Q&A, and Scholars’ Lab fellowships
This week’s byte-sized updates:
- A new website for UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers is live. Maintained by the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, it includes information on the roles of enslaved men, women, and children in founding and maintaining the university; the context, creation, and meaning of the memorial itself; and opportunities to connect with the Descendants of Enslaved Communities at UVA. In providing these important resources, the website functions as a digital extension of the memorial monument, helping physical and virtual viewers better understand the lives and legacies of enslaved people and how we can honor them today.
- Beginning next month, the ITS department will create Office 365 accounts for incoming students—the first step in a project to transition all student email and document collaboration to Office 365 from Google. Most existing student accounts will be migrated in the summer of 2022. University Vice President and Chief Information Officer Virginia Evans has answered a number of frequently asked questions. The Cavalier Daily has reported on the student response to the change.
- Two fellowship cohorts within the Scholars’ Lab are now accepting applications. The Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities supports doctoral students working on digital projects in conjunction with their dissertations. The Praxis Program is an introduction to digital humanities for doctoral students in the earlier stages of their programs. The deadline to apply for the Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities is February 15, 2022; potential applications can register for an informational session on January 18. The deadline to apply for the Praxis Program is March 1, 2022; potential applications can register for an informational session on February 1.