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After a lovely spring break, we are pleased to welcome you back with 14 exciting digital humanities opportunities!

1. Deadline: 12 April, 2017

Access 2017

Access is Canada’s premier annual library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers from all library sectors together to discuss cutting-edge library technologies. Access 2017 is a single stream conference featuring exciting keynotes, presentations, lightning talks, a hackathon, and lots of time for networking and social events.

We are seeking proposals for:

*   20 min presentations (15 min presentation, ~5 min questions)
*   These could be demos, theory or practice, case studies, original research, etc.
*   These submissions will be double blind peer-reviewed
*   30 min panel sessions
*   5 min lightning talks

2. Deadline: 14 April, 2017

The Austrian National Library (ONB) in Vienna (Austria) is looking for a full time Digital Humanities Software Developer for the Competency Network of Digital Editions KONDE. KONDE is a cooperation with several Austrian Universities and research institutes lead by ACDH Graz.

The new position is based in the research and development team of the library and will work on the online platforme for digital objects of the library for further research and analysis, as well as on user interface design and implementation.
The applicant should have experience in software develoment, service-oriented architectures, XML and Java.

Please find the details at ONBs job portal (in German only)

3. Deadline: 14 April, 2017

Fully-funded PhD Scholarship in Digital Arts & Humanities at National University of Ireland Galway

The closing date is approaching (5pm on Friday 14 April 2017) for applications for a fully-funded scholarship in Digital Arts & Humanities at the National University of Ireland Galway.

National University of Ireland Galway invites applications for a four-year Structured PhD scholarship in Digital Arts & Humanities to commence in September 2017. For further details of the application process, see:

The Structured PhD in Digital Arts & Humanities at NUI Galway is a full-time four-year interdisciplinary programme from which eight students have graduated since its inception in 2011. This PhD programme provides fourth-level researchers with the platform, structures, partnerships, and innovation models to engage and collaborate with a wide range of academics and practitioners. Our ambition is for students to contribute to the developing digital arts and humanities community world-wide. The programme welcomes proposals on the use of digital tools and methodologies in the scholarly analysis of cultural texts and phenomena, and on practice-based research in digital art and media. Students will gain exposure to transferable skills in digital content creation and analysis that are academically and professionally beneficial. DAH Scholarships are valued at 16,000 plus fees per annum.

4. Deadline: 15 April, 2017

University College Cork invites applications for a limited number of
scholarships in the four-year structured PhD programme in Digital Arts and
Humanities (DAH) for entry in 2017. Candidates will pursue their individual
research agendas within the program, based on projects developed from
proposals which they provide during the application process. Scholarships must be applied for separately from the application for entry to the program. The program application can be found here, and the scholarship application is available here.

5. Deadline: 16 April, 2017

An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, Ireland, is looking for a PostDoc
to join the Letters of 1916.  This is an exciting role to further a
successful public engagement project as it enters a new research phase.

The successful candidate will support Letters of 1916 as it expands its
scope through 1923. S/he will be responsible leading the project???s
technical development, including the creation of a new single
workflow/framework and visualisations of complex data.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in computer science,
engineering, digital humanities or a related discipline. This is a
fifteenth month position funded by the Irish Research Council. Further
details available here:

6. Deadline: 20 April, 2017

The FORCE11 is Seeking Applications for its 2017-2018 Communications
Fellowship Program.
Application Details:

7. Deadline: 30 April, 2017

Masterclass: Participatory Engagement in Digital Humanities Projects (Maynooth)

An Foras Feasa, The Research Institute in the Humanities at Maynooth
University is delighted to announce a Masterclass on “Participatory
Engagement in Digital Humanities Projects” on 29- 30 June 2017

This Masterclass, supported by DARIAH and Humanities at Scale, will explore
how participatory engagement is increasingly being considered a key
component in the design of digital humanities projects. The goal of this
Masterclass will be to arrive at a classification of various forms of
participation and knowledge production, providing a window onto the issues
of creating and managing a participatory engagement digital humanities

For more information please visit the An Foras Feasa

8. Deadline: 30 April, 2017

Call For Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies
RSA 2018, 22-24 March, New Orleans

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching.  Panels at the 2018 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them, both in-person at the conference and online via individual and group virtual presentations.

We welcome proposals for in-person and online papers, panels, and or poster / demonstration / workshop presentations on new technologies and their impact on research, teaching, publishing, and beyond, in the context of Renaissance Studies.  Examples of the many areas considered by members of our community can be found in the list of papers presented at the RSA since 2001 ( and in those papers published thus far under the heading of New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (

Please send proposals before 30 April 2017 to Your proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and a one-paragraph biographical CV, as well as an indication of whether you would consider or prefer an online presentation. We are pleased to be able to offer travel subventions on a competitive basis to graduate students who present on these panels; those wishing to be considered for a subvention should indicate this in their abstract submission.

9. Deadline: 1 May, 2017

Baylor University Libraries is looking for a new Digital Scholarship Librarian. Details here:

10. Deadline: 12 May, 2017

The application to the Second cycle degree
/ 2 year Master programme in “Digital humanities and digital knowledge” at
the University of Bologna (Italy) is opening.

The international degree offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to
foster close connections between humanities and the sciences of
representation and processing of information and knowledge.

Candidates are expected to be familiar with the basic topics in computer
science (especially with principles related to the Word Wide Web) and
humanities (literary and linguistic basic skills) and to have a knowledge of
the theories and the methods in the Digital Humanities domain; they must own
aptitude to computational techniques; they need to have the language
competences required to understand teaching materials and texts, also
specialized, in the English language.

Admission requirements and assessment intakes are available in the call for
application here.

11. Deadline: 15 May, 2017

Applications for a place at the 8th European Summer University in Digital Humanities are now being accepted (see:

The Summer University takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive
programme consists of workshops, public lectures, regular project
presentations, a poster session, teaser sessions and a panel discussion.

Thanks to our sponsors, we can again offer a whole range of scholarships
to participants of the Summer University (see:

For all relevant information please consult the Web-Portal of the
European Summer School in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”: which will be continually
updated and integrated with more information as soon as it becomes

12. Deadline: 31 May, 2017

CFP: Advancing Linked Open Data (LOD) in the Humanities

Monday, August 7, 2017 @DH2017, Montreal

This is a call for participation in a half-day workshop on Advancing Linked
Open Data (LOD) in the Humanities that will take place on the on August 7,
2017, one day prior to the start of Digital Humanities 2017, in Montreal,
Canada. The workshop seeks to bring together a wide selection of LOD
scholars, researchers, and advocates to share ideas for future LOD tools or

Prospective participants should submit the following:

1.   A summary (500-word maximum) of your work in LOD to date, with an
emphasis on current projects, including a statement of the institutional
position and affiliation of the submitter(s), if relevant.
2.   A position paper (500-word maximum) that outlines gaps or opportunities
related to current LOD tools and/or suggests ideas for new ways to take
advantage of the growing body of LOD in the humanities.

Submission will be via a Google form by May 31st: Images can be referenced in the form
of external links.

The submission form requests permission to make your submission part of an
openly available online resource with a CC-BY-NC licence. Projects or
researchers unable to participate are invited to submit a summary for
inclusion in this resource (see below).

Successful submissions will be shared with all participants in advance of
the conference. Participants will rank the position papers with a view to
their potential to advance work in the field if taken up by the LOD

The authors of the four top-ranked proposals will be asked to present a
short pecha-kucha-style talk to kick off the workshop. After a short
discussion period, participants will then divide into working groups to
strategize about how the ideas might be advanced and come back to the
larger group with next steps. All participants will regroup for a final
discussion and future planning.

13. Deadline: 6 July, 2017


The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invite proposals for Digital Edition Publishing
Cooperatives. Working together, the Cooperatives will develop technical
and human infrastructures to support the digital publication of
documentary and scholarly editions and to provide for their long-term
preservation, discovery, and use. This initiative responds to the urgent
need of scholars and documentary editors for reliable, sustainable,
authoritative, and field-driven outlets for publication and discovery of
digital editions. At the same time, we hope to investigate the possibility
of creating a federated system or systems for publishing and sustaining
digital editions.

Developing the Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives will be a two-stage
process for Planning and Implementation.

Up to eight planning grants will provide funds to support the first stage
of this multi-year endeavor, beginning no later than February 1, 2018. Each
project team will consist of a principal investigator to spearhead the
initiative, a lead representative from each of at least three participating
editions and the host institution(s). During the Planning stage, each
team will develop a proposal for implementing a Digital Edition Publishing
Cooperative. Planning grants are for one year and up to $100,000.

All planning teams would be eligible to apply for Implementation funding.
Three implementation grants of between $350,000 and $500,000, each for up
to three years, are expected to be awarded, for a total of up to $1.25
million. Implementation grants will be awarded in September 2019, with a
start date of no later than October 1, 2019. A full description of the
program, its outcomes, and a glossary of special terminology, are available

14. Deadline: 8 October, 2017

Call for papers for a Workshop on Corpus-based Research in the Humanities (CRH) with a special focus on space and time annotations. The workshop will take place in Vienna (Austria) January 25-26, 2018

The Workshop on “Corpus-based Research in the Humanities” (CRH) brings together those areas of Computational Linguistics and the Humanities that share an interest in the building, managing and analysis of text corpora. The edition of this year has a specific focus on time and space annotation in textual data, backed by a keynote speaker with special interest in this aspect of corpus management.

Submissions of long abstracts for oral presentations and posters (with or without demonstrations) featuring high quality and previously unpublished research are invited on the following TOPICS:

– specific issues related to the annotation of corpora for research in the Humanities (annotation schemes and principles), with special interest in space and time annotations
– corpora as a basis for research in the Humanities
– diachronic, historical and literary corpora
– use of corpora for stylometrics and authorship attribution
– philological issues, like different readings, textual variants, apparatus, non-standard orthography and spelling variation
– adaptation of NLP tools for older language varieties
– integration of corpora for the Humanities into language resources infrastructures
– tools for building and accessing corpora for the Humanities
– examples of fruitful collaboration between Computational Linguistics and Humanities in building and exploiting corpora
– theoretical aspects of the use of empirical evidence provided by corpora in the Humanities

This year, CRH will have a SPECIAL TOPIC concerning time and space annotation in textual data. Submissions with this focus are especially encouraged.

Contributions reporting results from completed as well as ongoing research are welcome. They will be evaluated on novelty of approach and methods, whether descriptive, theoretical, formal or computational.

The proceedings will be published in time for the workshop. They will be co-edited by Andrew Frank, Christine Ivanovic, Francesco Mambrini, Marco Passarotti and Caroline Sporleder.


We invite to submit long abstracts describing original, unpublished research related to the topics of the workshop as PDF. Abstracts should not exceed 6 pages (references included) and written in English.
Submissions have to be made via the EasyChair page of the workshop at (requires prior registration with EasyChair).
The style guidelines can be found here:

Reviewing will be double-blind; therefore, the abstract should not include the authors’ names and affiliations or any references to web-sites, project names etc. revealing the authors’ identity. Furthermore, any self-reference should be avoided. For instance, instead of “We previously showed (Brown, 2001)…”, use citations such as “Brown previously showed (Brown, 2001)…”. Each submitted abstract will be reviewed by three members of the program committee.

Submitted abstracts can be for oral or poster presentations (possibly with demo). There is no difference between the different kinds of presentation both in terms of reviewing process and publication in the proceedings (the limit of 6 pages holds for both abstracts intended for oral and poster presentations).

The authors of the accepted abstracts will be required to submit the full version of their paper, which may be extended up to 10 pages (references included).

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