The immersion program cut out a lot of that frustrating self-learning. With research tools, this [program] took everything to another level. There were so many moments when I didn't know that was going to happen, but because the program was pushing us through, I learned so much more.
~Comment from a previous participant
Each January, the Cornell University Library offers an immersion program for humanities PhD students. The program’s aim is to provide participants with the technologies, tools, and research skills to become more efficient scholars. Participants experience a series of hands-on demonstrations, break-out sessions and group discussions that cover such topics as file and information management, keeping on top of current scholarship, managing copyright, subject-based research, using a camera in the archives, image searching, data visualization, text mining, open access publishing, and more.
Program dates for 2019: Tuesday, January 15–Friday, January 18 and Tuesday, May 21-Friday, May 24.
Application deadlines have already passed for 2019.
If you have any questions or comments about the program, please get in touch with us.
News coverage of previous years' programs:
- Immersion program helps Ph.D. students in the humanities (Cornell Chronicle, April 3, 2012)
- Transitioning from Student to Scholar: Library’s Immersion Program Aims to Help Graduate Students in the Humanities (Press Release, Nov. 1, 2011)