First-ever Award, JHI-UTSC Digital Humanities Fellowship, 2017-2018
Congratulations to Professor Andrea Charise, Assistant Professor, English and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society, who has been awarded the first University of Toronto Scarborough and Jackman Humanities Institute Digital Humanities Fellowship, 2017-18, for her project, "The Resemblage Project: Remixing Scarborough’s Stories of Aging."
Prof Charise’s is an interdisciplinary arts- and humanities-based project that employs digital strategies to seek out, assemble, and imaginatively re-present Scarborough’s stories of aging. Her project will create of a digital “Storybank” archive, a source of accessible, creative and spreadable art works that reflect the diversity of old age. Her work on the project will be supported by liaison librarians and digital scholarship experts at the UTSC Library and through the JHI Digital Humanities Network.
At UTSC, Prof Charise is the lead developer of Canada’s first undergraduate Minor program in Health Humanities. As well as being recognized for her scholarship in literary studies (including the 2014 Polanyi Prize for Literature), Prof Charise has more than fifteen years of experience as a medical researcher, primarily in geriatrics. Her research has appeared in a wide range of peer-reviewed venues including Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Academic Medicine, Victorian Studies, and English Literary History. She is the Principal Investigator of SCOPE: The Health Humanities Learning Lab, an arts- and humanities-based research and education initiative (www.scopelab.ca), and in 2016 she was named “Professor of the Year” by the University of Toronto’s student journal The Underground. Visit her website at www.andreacharise.com or catch her on Twitter (@AndreaCharise).