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Congratulations to the Arts Digital Research Seed Fund recipients 2024

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Faculty of Arts Digital Research Seed Fund.  The successful projects are:

  • Exploring the vā and lā of Aotearoa’s climate journalism
    Project Lead: Tara Ross (Journalism)
  • Tracking the Development of the Paipera Tapu through the 19th Century
    Project Leads: Forrest Panther (Linguistics) and Joshua Wilson-Black (NZILBB)
  • Criminalisation and Deportation of Pacific Peoples by New Zealand and Australia: Corpus-Assisted Discourse Analysis of ‘Post-Pandemic’ Social Media
    Project Leads: Lin Mussell (Political Science & International Relations) and Josephine Varghese (Human Services)
  • The possibilities of Big Podcast Data
    Project Lead: Zita Joyce (Media & Communication)
  • Empowering Indigenous Narratives: An Exploration of Video Games for Historical and Cultural Education
    Project Lead: Chia-rong Wu (Chinese)

Congratulations to all of the recipients!

The Arts Digital Research Seed Fund was launched in 2023 to support researchers across the Faculty of Arts to develop research projects and build capacity in digital topics and research methods.

The successful projects will receive support from the Arts Digital Lab in the form of:

  • Funding for 200 hours of research assistant time, which may be split between two students; 
  • Support to recruit a research assistant with relevant skills for the project; 
  • Training and mentoring of the research assistant(s); and 
  • Advice and opportunities to present or workshop ideas at Digital Humanities Research Network sessions. 

Eight applications were received in total, and all were of a very high standard. The selection panel saw considerable potential in all of the projects, so we will be reaching out to the unsuccessful applicants to discuss other ways we can help support their projects.