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Welcome to the Friday Feature! This week we have 20 digital humanities opportunities to post. Enjoy!

1. Deadline: March 10, 2017

Registration for the fourth annual Library Publishing Forum (#LPForum17) closes today, Friday, March 10. The Forum will be held March 20-22, in Baltimore, MD.

2. Deadline: March 13, 2017

The DH + Design symposium, to be held at Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, on May 4th and 5th, 2017, seeks applications. The symposium will bring together leading scholars from the digital humanities and design to explore these increasingly convergent fields, and to identify additional possibilities for their intersection. Organizers will facilitate a series of multi-format conversations around topics of shared concern, including the role of practice (and other applied forms of research) in each field; the similarities and differences between each field’s design processes; theories of speculation as they have been developed through the humanities and design; and how these two fields, together, might rally to address pressing matters of social and political concern. We are seeking to assemble a diverse group of symposium participants that spans a range of scholarly fields, institutional settings, and career levels. To apply to attend, or for more information, please visit:

3. Deadline: March 13, 2017

The British Museum and the Department of Information Studies at University College London seek a 28 month Post Doctoral Research Assistant on the major research project Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane’s catalogues of his collections. More details can be found here and here.

4. Deadline: March 20, 2017

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) at the University of Alberta invites proposals for individual presentations or panels that engage with the topic of Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era. The Around the World Conference is not physical, but is a full-day internet event to be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017. You can see past conferences at

The unfolding of recent political events in the United States has sparked much debate around “fake news,” disinformation and trustworthiness on the web. We hope to use these developments as a starting point for a broader discussion of how digital media has challenged and/or unsettled our notion of truth. The conference theme of “post-truth” is loosely-defined and we welcome considerations of this topic from a wide range of perspectives: from the algorithmic to the philosophical. We welcome, as well, discussion of “post-truth” as a notion reflecting a certain insularity and how questions of the “truthiness” and the web resonate differently across the world. KIAS will support all the technological requirements in association with your tech support contact, create the schedule and event infrastructure, including the pre-recorded talks, advertise online and locally, and digitally archive the event and host the talks for future use.
Those interested in presenting either individually or as part of a panel are asked to submit a brief abstract (max. 150-200 words combined) by March 20.
For more information, contact project manager Chelsea Miya at<> or<>.

5. Deadline: March 28, 2017

The upcoming 2017 BitCurator Users Forum “Digital Forensics: The Academic Library and Beyond,” scheduled to take place April 27-28 2017 on the campus of Northwestern University, seeks proposals for Lightning Talks and Birds of a Feather Discussions. Both are intended to be more informal than traditional panels, and are meant to update the audience or provoke a discussion amongst fellow practitioners. If you have a project you have been working on, a kernel of an idea you’d like to get feedback on, or anything beyond and in-between please submit your proposals for either a lightning talk or birds-of-a-feather discussion here.

6. Deadline: March 31, 2017

CFP for the twentieth anniversary International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2017)
Praha (Prague), Czech Republic
August 27-31, 2017
Full details here.

7. Deadline: April 5, 2017

The Access 2017 Library Technology conference (Sept. 27-29 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), seeks proposals for a variety of presentation types. More information available here.

8. Deadline: April 5, 2017

The Alan Turing institute seeks a Research Assistant in Data Ethics.
JOB TITLE: Research Assistant in Data Ethics
LOCATION: Turing Head Office, British Library, London
SALARY: £35,000 p.a. (negotiable dependent on skills & experience)
HOURS: Full-time
CONTRACT TYPE:  Fixed-term secondment (12 months)
CLOSES: 05 April 2017
More information available here.

9. Deadline: April 7, 2017

University of Oregon’s CAS seeks hybrid/online course proposals for CAS Online Course Development Grants for summer 2017. The full CFP, and grant details, is available here.

10. Deadline: May 1, 2017

The 4th Annual Digital Pedagogy Institute Conference (Ontario, Canada) seeks proposals for presentations, workshops, and posters on a variety of themes related to digital pedagogy. A partnership between Brock University, the University of Guelph, and the University of Toronto Scarborough, the three day conference will include keynote addresses, presentations, workshops, and digital tool training that focus on the innovative use of digital technologies to enhance and transform undergraduate and graduate teaching. More information can be found here.
Conference Dates: Wednesday August 16 – Friday August 18, 2017
Location: Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario)

11. Deadline: May 1, 2017

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Visiting Research Fellowship program. SIMS aims to bring manuscript culture, modern technology, and people together to provide access to and understanding of our shared intellectual heritage. Part of the Penn Libraries, SIMS oversees an extensive collection of pre-modern manuscripts from around the world, with a special focus on the history of philosophy and science, and creates open-access digital content to support the study of its collections.
Fellows will be encouraged to interact with SIMS staff, Penn faculty, and other medieval and early modern scholars in the Philadelphia area. Fellows will also be expected to present their research at Penn Libraries either during the term of the fellowship or on a selected date following the completion of the term. More information on eligibility and the application process is available here: .

12. Deadline: May 12, 2017

CFP for short papers on the “spatial turn” in various humanities disciplines. SPHINx 2017, “SPatial Humanities meets Spatial INformation Theory: Space, Place, and Time in Humanities Research” is a pre-conference workshop at COSIT 2017
September 4, 2017
L’Aquila, Italy

Full CFP here.

13. Deadline: May 15, 2017

First call for papers: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Digitalia
The Studia UBB Digitalia is the official journal of the Transylvania
Digital Humanities Center – DigiHUBB . It publishes papers on digital humanities current research topics, and will have a special section dedicated to South Eastern Europe related to the history of computing, digital art, linguistic analysis, corpora creation and other topics related
to digital humanities.

Studia UBB Digitalia is a double-blind peer reviewed journal devoted to
promote a high level of academic research on innovative subjects and
emergent topics at the crossroads of digital humanities, linguistics,
history, art and various professional practices,  striving to foster a
strong collaboration among researchers from Babes-Bolyai University
Cluj-Napoca and from abroad.

For the first issue we welcome papers on general topics related to digital
humanities. This is an exploratory issue, trying to gather papers on
current trends, debates, paradigms and theories in digital humanities. We
welcome applications from scholars at all stages of their careers from all
disciplines and fields, from private sector companies and public sector
organizations, from artists and public intellectuals, from networks and
individuals. Studia UBB Digitalia is a multilingual journal and
accepts papers in English, French, German, Romanian. All articles should be submitted with an abstract and keywords in English. Please use the MLA Style in redacting your paper. The length of submitted texts should be between 5000 and 8000 words.

The first Issue will be published in late June 2017.

Further information:
Corina Moldovan, editor in chief

14. Deadline: May 19, 2017

Registration is currently open for the Converge: Disciplinarities and Digital Scholarship conference, to take place in Los Angeles June 1-3. Converge encourages design educators, design researchers, and designers to take advantage of opportunities in digital scholarship, learn how to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects, and find new intersections within their existing research trajectories. To redefine what it means to be a designer and a design researcher today, we ask: How can design converge with digital scholarship in more than a superficial way? How might aspects of digital scholarship impact design research? What are the key questions at the intersection of design and the humanities? More details available here.

15. Deadline: June 1, 2017

CFP for Special Issue of Cybernetics and Information Technologies Journal
on Semantic Models for NLP. Full CFP here.

16. Deadline: June 18, 2017

The First International Workshop on Resources and Tools for Derivational Morphology (DeriMo2017) will be held in Milan (Italy) on 5 and 6 October 2017, at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

DeriMo2017 concludes the Word Formation Latin (WFL) project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 658332-WFL. The project is based at the Centro Interdisciplinare di Ricerche per la Computerizzazione dei Segni dell’Espressione (CIRCSE), at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.

Submissions are invited for presentations featuring high quality and previously unpublished research on the topics described below. Contributions should focus on results from completed as well as ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives, whether descriptive, theoretical, formal or computational.

Proceedings will be published, open-access, in time for the workshop. More information available here.

17. Deadline: October 1, 2017

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS: A corpus and usage-based approach to Ancient
Greek: from the Archaic period until the Koiné
Riga, University of Latvia, April 12-14, 2018

The aim of this conference is to gather researchers that exploit statistical and corpus obtained data for their analyses and claims. Importantly, we do not conceive of corpus data as data that are obtained by some technical, “automated” tool, we are equally interested in the research based on manually collected samples or databases that may be used to identify specific trends which in turn are integrated into the analysis. This is all the more important since it is currently not always an easy task for a linguist or philologist to obtain corpus data. Moreover, in this workshop, we would like to focus on usage-based research into Ancient Greek while methodological and technical aspects are subordinate at this conference.

We call for submissions on any aspect of Ancient Greek (from the Homeric period until the Koiné) – including not only grammarians’ but also sociolinguistic and variational studies – that are based on corpus or statistical data. Full call here.

18. Deadline: October 15, 2017

The aim of the 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches is to extend the boundaries of what constitutes ‘legitimate’ knowledge.

Researchers are invited to present their knowledge production and passion in the form of research papers, movies or audio-visual material, exhibitions, performances, music, literary writings, such as poetry or short stories and other creative contributions. A combination of these forms of expression is much welcomed. Full details available here.

19. Deadline: ASAP

Yale University seeks a Project Manager who will be responsible for coordination and completion of projects for Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) in the Yale University Library.
Appointment Term: 12 month
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at (and more job details available at that link, too).

20. Deadline: ASAP

If you are attending the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in at Ryerson University in Toronto, DHSI@Congress will be hosting DH workshops May 27th and 28th. All spots in the workshops are made available via a tuition scholarship, requiring only the payment of a $25 administrative fee for each session. Congress attendees may register for any and all workshops that engage their interest — the workshops are modular, so can be taken individually or as a two-day course of study. More information available here.

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