Beth Mardutho Fellowships in Digital Humanities
As a result of kind and generous benefactors, Beth Mardutho offers a number of fellowship positions each year as a part of the Fellowship in Digital Humanities program! The following positions are available each Summer:
The Dr. Khalid and Mrs. Amira Dinno Fellowship
The Dr. Jack Jallo and Mrs. Gage Johnston Fellowship
The Mr. Malak Yunan and Dr. Evelyne Yunan Fellowship
The Dr. Suhail and Mrs. Luna Zavaro Fellowship
The Dr. Talal and Mrs. Wesal Findakly Fellowship
Additionally, in conjunction with Princeton Theological Seminary, select graduate students are granted the opportunity to complete their internship requirements at Beth Mardutho! Below, you will find current and previous fellows & interns who have helped Beth Mardutho along the way!
If you wish to express interest in applying for any of the available fellowships, please submit an email to email@example.com with your contact information and previous educational experience. If you express interest outside of the window of application, we will advise as to when you may submit your application for consideration!
If you wish to become a fellowship benefactor, please submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you with additional information on how you can become a member of the program! You may also refer to the link below to submit your contribution.
2018 Fellows & Interns
Samuel Barry, PhD
Samuel Barry of the University of Manchester received the Dr. Khalid and Mrs. Amira Dinno Fellowship in Digital Humanities. Samuel obtained his PhD in 2016 from the University of Manchester where he worked on the medical translations of Ḥunayn Ibn Isḥāq. He has a special interest in the classical Syriac-Arabic lexicon of Bar Ali. At Beth Mardutho, Samuel’s work – incorporating Arabic resources to SEDRA, our multi-lingual dictionary project (sedra.bethmardutho.org) – built cognate relations between Syriac and Arabic.
Emily Chesley of Princeton Theological Seminary received The Dr. Jack Jallo and Mrs. Gage Johnston Fellowship in Digital Humanities. Emily completed her masters at Princeton Theological Seminary and will enter its PhD program in History & Ecumenics this fall. She attended the Beth Mardutho Summer School program and previously completed a Junior Fellowship at the Library of Congress in its Digitization of Monastery Manuscripts project. At Beth Mardutho, Emily trained and tested a Syriac OCR system which will allow users to scan, edit, and search Syriac texts.
Jana Safley received The Mr. Malak Yunan and Dr. Evelyne Yunan Fellowship in Digital Humanities. Jana attended the Beth Mardutho Summer School program and studied in Jerusalem, and she is currently seeking a graduate program in Early Christian Hermeneutics. She tagged Syriac-English lexical data for Beth Mardutho and prepared key publications.
Winona Salesky received The Dr. Suhail and Mrs. Luna Zavaro Fellowship in Digital Humanities. Winona works with the Syriaca.org project and is an expert in building online systems for the Syriac Digital Humanities. At Beth Mardutho, she re-implemented the electronic journal Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies with the Srophé platform, transforming it from static HTML and PDF pages to a searchable XML TEI system that can interact with other websites using Linked Open Data.
Hannah Stork of the University of Chicago received The Dr. Talal and Mrs. Wesal Findakly Fellowship in Digital Humanities. Hannah has attended the Beth Mardutho Summer School program and spent four years working for a non-profit in the Middle East. She is currently pursuing an MA at the University of Chicago. Hannah worked on Syriac-Arabic resources for SEDRA and enriched the Beth Mardutho Library online catalog with Arabic material from the library’s collection.
Jillian Marcantonio completed her master’s degree at Princeton Theological Seminary in May 2017 and will be starting a PhD program in Early Christianity at Duke University. A former student of the Beth Mardutho Summer School program, Jillian focused on the SEDRA project and the completion of tagging Margoliouth’s Supplement. In addition, she worked on the OCR training and testing project.
Abigail Pearson of the University of Exeter is a PhD student in Theology. She worked on training and testing a Syriac OCR engine and on creating a new website for the Institute.
Dominique Sirgy of Yale University is a PhD student in Religious Studies with a specialty in Islam and Ancient Christianity. She worked on the Arabic resources for SEDRA.
Sunil Persad, M.B.A
Sunil Persad of Princeton Theological Seminary has a background in business and marketing. At Beth Mardutho, he completed his Field Education placement by developing a new website for the Institute and working on the marketability of its online presence.
Ashby Neterer of Princeton Theological Seminary has research interests in early Patristics and Tertullian’s rule of faith as well as his apology. During his Field Education experience at the Institute, he catalogued and uploaded digital content for the library as part of the Internet Archive scanning project.