Dear DH@UO Blog,
Every Friday, in the “Friday Feature” we’ll post DH job and grant opportunities around the globe. Some of the following listings have deadlines that are approaching very quickly, so take heed! Good luck and happy DH hunting.
Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman
- Position: Gerda Henkel Fellowship for Digital History
Deadline: October 15, 2017 (ASAP!)
Institution: German Historical Institute, Washington DC
“With the generous support of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the German Historical Institute (GHI) and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at the George Mason University (RRCHNM) invite applications from postdoctoral scholars and advanced doctoral students for a 12-month fellowship in digital history. The fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for the recipient to work on his or her research project at RRCHNM, where she/he will be in residence for one year. We welcome applications from scholars who are seeking seed-funding in order to develop a thrilling idea into a new project and/or funding proposal as well as from scholars who wish to pursue fully-fledged research projects. Funding will be provided for a 12-month stay for postdoctoral scholars as well as advanced doctoral students, who are currently affiliated with a European research institution. The monthly stipend will be € 3,400 for postdoctoral scholars at €2,000 for doctoral students. The fellow will also receive reimbursement for his or her round-trip economy airfare to the U.S. and a grant for travel to other North American institutions up to € 5,000.”
“To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of the certificate of your most recently earned degree, the names and contact details of two referees, and a research project proposal (5 pages or 2,000 words max.). The proposal should outline a research question, the main sources to be used, and ideas about what digital tools and methods could be used to analyze those sources. We can accept applications in electronic form only. Please submit your documents as a single PDF file to: email@example.com.”
2. Position: Visiting Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Institution: University of Tartu
Position Overview: “The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Tartu welcomes applicants for short-term visiting lectureships in digital humanities or any field of quantitative humanities studies. The University of Tartu will offer three new positions in digital humanities for one semester (5 months) each, during the period 2018–2019. The purpose of these semester-long positions is to extend, develop and diversify the curricula and local research potential in various areas of digital humanities in Estonia via exchange of knowledge, skills and teaching experience. The monthly salary will be 2400–2800 EUR (after all tax reductions appr. 1900–2200EUR for Estonian tax residents). The salary is negotiable, depending on the competence and experience of the applicant, as well as the exact period of work. The candidate is required to be a resident of a country other than Estonia, and to not have been an academic employee in Estonia for more than 10 months in total, after 30.10.2010.
The position is financed by the University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA (European Regional Development Fund).”
3. Position: Digital Archivist
Posting Date: September 18, 2017 (no deadline listed)
Institution: Carnegie Mellon
- Develop a born-digital program that includes policies and procedures for ingesting, preserving, and managing electronic records.
- Develop procedures and workflows for describing born-digital records within hybrid collections.
- Identify and acquire born-digital records from offices and departments on campus.
- Coordinate with Digital Strategies staff and repository managers to develop digital preservation policies and procedures.
- Process born digital collections.
- Assist in the development of archival policies and workflows.
- Assist in the creation and management of digital collections.
- Advise on the appropriate use of metadata.
- Collaborate on the management and development of the Archives’ web presence.
- Assist in outreach activities, including the creation of exhibits.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across organizational boundaries.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills.
- Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and presentation skills.
- Excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills, combined with attention to detail.
- Bachelor’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program with a concentration in archival studies, or other relevant degree.
- 1-3 years professional experience working in an archive or a comparable environment.
- Experience arranging, describing, and preserving archival and manuscript collections.
- Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing techniques and standards for born-digital records.
- Experience applying standards and schemas such as DACS, EAD, MARC, PREMIS, METS, and MODS for descriptive, structural, and preservation metadata.
- Familiarity with processing tools used for born-digital records.
4. Position: Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist
Posted: Sep 13, 2017, Open until filled
Institution: Bucknell University
Overview: “As a member of the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Group, the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to utilize technological solutions in the fulfillment of teaching, learning and research objectives. They contribute to faculty and staff development by organizing events such as workshops, learning communities, and seminars on digital topics of relevance to the Bucknell community, as well as by vetting new technologies and communicating their findings to the University. This position leads the department’s efforts in implementing an internal and external communications plan that highlights and shares the work being done across campus in digital pedagogy & scholarship.”
- master’s degree or equivalent experience in Higher Education
- 2-3 years of demonstrated work experience with technologies related to teaching and learning in Higher Education
- ability to write clear, accurate communications, and other documentation
- experience in developing instructional resources
- ability to set priorities and manage work and deadlines independently
- experience planning and executing workshops or evidence of instruction and/or teaching
- evidence of pedagogical collaborations
- effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
5. Grant: The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library
Deadline: November 17, 2017
Institution: The British Library
Overview: “The aim of the Programme is to contribute to the preservation of archival material worldwide that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration. The endangered archival material will normally be located in countries where resources and opportunities to preserve such material are lacking or limited.
The Programme’s objectives are achieved principally by awarding grants to applicants to locate relevant endangered archival collections, where possible to arrange their transfer to a suitable local archival home, and to deposit digital copies with local institutions and the British Library. The digital collections received by the British Library are made available on the Programme’s website for all to access, with over 6 million images and more than 25,000 sound recordings available online. Pilot projects are particularly welcomed, to investigate the survival of archival collections on a particular subject, in a discrete region, or in a specific format, and the feasibility of their recovery
To be considered for funding under the Programme, the archival material should relate to a ‘pre-modern’ period of a society’s history. There is no prescriptive definition of this, but it may typically mean, for instance, any period before industrialisation. The relevant time period will therefore vary according to the society.”
6. Position: Digital Content Editor
Deadline: Not Stated
Institution: City of Los Angeles
Overview: The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) seeks a temporary full-time Digital Content Editor with an excellent eye for detail and experience proofing, editing, and writing multi-lingual content for use across a range of media that will be produced for the Promise Zone Arts (PZA) initiative, a DCA-led cultural asset mapping project focused on the neighborhoods of East Hollywood, Hollywood, Koreatown, Pico/Union, Westlake, and Wilshire Center. Working as an independent contractor, the Digital Content Editor will work with the PZA team to 1) develop narrative-based content for use on the initiative’s website; 2) work in collaboration with the PZA video editor to produce the audio/visual materials generated from PZA field observations and survey research 3) and support in the publishing of produced content.
The successful candidate will have the following experience and skills.
- Experience working in a content development, management, and editing, with a demonstrable track record in writing for different media and audiences.
- Experience using web content management systems to publish and update online content. Experience with WordPress is preferred.
- Understanding of digital imaging and visual document preservation.
- Ability to repurpose technical information – ethnographic and geospatial data, etc. – and present it in a narrative, easy-to-understand and user-friendly form.
- Experience with web publishing and web standards related to UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) is preferred.
- Experience with project management and coordination between multiple organizations
- An understanding of how to maximize social media engagement is highly desirable.
- Ability to adapt writing style to suit different target audiences.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to produce precise, detail-oriented work.
- Bilingual: Fluency in one of the Promise Zone area languages (Spanish, Korean, etc.) is strongly preferred
7. Call for Papers: Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing, and Social Justice
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Institution: Lehigh University
Overview: “We are calling on scholars, media makers, public historians, artists, designers, technologists, and social justice activists to submit a session proposal for the Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing and Social Justice conference in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania April 20-22, 2018.
Sessions may be proposed under one of the conference’s six tracks. A track is a series of sessions connected by a shared theme; in this case,
- Digital Scholarship
- Our Voices, Our Stories, Our Valley (pertaining to the Lehigh Valley)
- Vidas Digitales (Spanish-language)
- How-to Workshops & Trainings
- Digital Futures Kids & Youth
- Public Humanities & Documentary Storymaking
You may also propose a lunch caucus for Saturday, April 21st 12:30-1:30. These are informal self-organized meetups for groups or individuals with common interests. We can help you find a space for your caucus group but lunch will not be provided.”