The Project Enhancement Network and Incubator is a program that supports the development and creation of digital humanities and digital scholarship projects. Selected participants engage in a semester- or year-long curriculum to develop their skills in digital humanities methods, learn how to apply for grants, and create digital humanities projects. Participants also work together to create networks of expertise and support each other through the project development process.
In recent years, this program has included funding for participants to attend conferences and trainings or purchase software and materials for their digital projects. Funding has been used to enhance participants’ expertise in digital methods or to promote their projects to a wider audience.
In its current iteration, PEN & Inc provides participants with a custom domain and dedicated support through CreateFSU, FSU Libraries’ web hosting service. CreateFSU is open to the whole FSU community. If you are interested in building a site without participating in the PEN & Inc program, email lib-create[at]fsu[dot]edu.
Pen & Inc was important for fostering a sense of scholarly community. I met researchers in other departments doing similar and related work, and I am not sure how I would have otherwise established these connections that will continue beyond the program itself.Dr. Lindsey Eckert, Assistant Professor in the Department of English and 2022 PEN & Inc Participant.
Dr. Chris Omni, PhD, MPH (2022-2023 cohort) is a featured speaker at the State of Black Health Conference in San Juan Puerto Rico. Dr. Omni is presenting on the research and website she developed during her time in the PEN & Inc program. She is currently continuing her course of research at Florida State University…