By: Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman
Welcome back to the blog! Before we jump into the Friday Feature, we would like to remind everyone that UO Libraries is running an Art-Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on April 13 from 3-6 in Knight Library, Room 144 (Edmiston Classroom). Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP here.
Today on the Friday Feature, we have fifteen opportunities to share with you, including upcoming conferences, publications, and summer schools. Happy hunting!
1. THATCamp: The Humanities and Technology Camp
Deadline: ASAP, April 6, 2018
Institution: University of Nevada, Reno
About: “THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. An unconference is to a conference what a seminar is to a lecture, what a party at your house is to a church wedding, what a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee is to an NBA game, what a jam band is to a symphony orchestra: it’s more informal and more participatory. Here are the key characteristics of a THATCamp:
It’s collaborative: there are no spectators at a THATCamp. Everyone participates, including in the task of setting an agenda or program.
It’s informal: there are no lengthy proposals, papers, presentations, or product demos. The emphasis is on productive, collegial work or free-form discussion.
It’s spontaneous and timely, with the agenda / schedule / program being mostly or entirely created by all the participants during the first session of the first day, rather than weeks or months beforehand by a program committee.
It’s productive: participants are encouraged to use session time to create, build, write, hack, and solve problems.
It’s lightweight and inexpensive to organize: we generally estimate that a THATCamp takes about 100 hours over the course of six months and about $4000.
It’s not-for-profit and either free or inexpensive (under $30) to attend: it’s funded by small sponsorships, donations of space and labor, and by passing the hat around to the participants.
It’s small, having anywhere from 25 or 50 to about 150 participants: most THATCamps aim for about 75 participants.
It’s non-hierarchical and non-disciplinary and inter-professional: THATCamps welcome graduate students, scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and programmers, K-12 teachers, administrators, managers, and funders as well as people from the non-profit sector, people from the for-profit sector, and interested amateurs. The topic “the humanities and technology” contains multitudes.
It’s open and online: participants make sure to share their notes, documents, pictures, and other materials from THATCamp discussions before and after the event on the web and via social media. It’s fun, intellectually engaging, and a little exhausting.”
2. Call for Papers: Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (NTMRS)
Deadline: May 1, 2018
About: “Long abstracts (up to 1000 words) due May 1, 2018
We invite article-length contributions to a volume on digital pedagogy in early modern studies, a new collection within the New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (NTMRS) series.
We are particularly interested in papers that attend to the study of book history and print culture, but we welcome work on a variety of scholarly and educational interests, including editorial practices, translation, programming, social knowledge creation, accessibility, labor and ethics, and programmatic or institutional concerns. Papers may address methodology, praxis, assignment design and assessment, and issues of pedagogical theory and practice. We are also planning a digital companion to support the print volume, so we encourage papers that include as appendices sample syllabi, prompts, and online resources.
Submissions may either be long abstracts (app. 1000 words), or may be partial or complete first drafts of proposed submissions. We anticipate the volume will be published in summer 2019.
Abstracts due: May 1, 2018
Abstract Length: ~1000 words
Full papers due: late summer 2018
Please submit abstracts or drafts as an attachment to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.”
3. Call for Proposals: Computational Methods in the Humanities 2018
Deadline: April 16, 2018
Institution: University of Lausanne, June 4–5, 2018 Switzerland
About: “It is often said that the digital humanities are “situated at the intersection of computer science and the humanities,” but what does this mean? We believe that the point of using computers in the humanities is not just to automatically analyze larger amounts of data or to accelerate research. We therefore prefer to understand digital humanities as (1) the study of means and methods of constructing formal models in the humanities and (2) as the application of these means and methods for the construction of concrete models in particular humanities disciplines. The central research questions are thus correspondingly (1) which computational methods are most appropriate for dealing with the particular challenges posed by humanities research, e.g., uncertainty, vagueness, incompleteness, but also with different positions (points of view, values, criteria, perspectives, approaches, readings, etc.)? And (2) how can such computational methods be applied to concrete research questions in the humanities?
The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers involved with computational approaches in the humanities with the objective of stimulating the research and exchange around innovative, methodologically explicit approaches, to encourage discussion among researchers and developers from different communities, and to help bridging the divide that still exists between the different disciplines
involved in this field.
The program will consist of invited and contributed talks on computational methods for and in the humanities. The official language of the workshop is English. Contributions can be submitted in English or French.
The workshop is organized by the Department of Language and Information Sciences at the University of Lausanne, with the support of the Faculty of Arts. The workshop underlines the commitment of the Department of Language and Information Sciences to the computational dimension of the digital humanities, including formal and mathematical methods.”
4. Call for Papers: SIGHUM Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, Humanities and Literature.
Deadline: May 25, 2018
Institution: COLING 2018 in Santa Fe, NM, USA
About: “LaTeCH-CLfL 2018 is a second joint meeting of two communities with overlapping research goals and a similar research focus. The SIGHUM Workshops on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH) have been a forum for researchers who develop new technologies for improved information access to data from the broadly understood humanities and social sciences. The ACL Workshops on Computational Linguistics for Literature (CLfL) have focussed on applications of NLP to a wide variety of literary data. The first joint workshop (LaTeCH-CLfL 2017) brought together people from both
communities. We count on this workshop to broaden the scope of our work even further, and to encourage new common research initiatives.
5. Call for Papers: European Summer University in Digital Humanities
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Institution: The University of Liepzig
About: “The number of participants is limited to 60. When allocating a place in a specific workshop not only the preferences expressed by the applicants will be taken into account, but also the feedback and advice given by the experts on the basis of the motivation letter and, if available, project descriptions.
Application for a place at the Summer University is done via ConfTool. The Summer University runs through 11 days. It is not possible to apply for one week only.
When applying, a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation (500-700 words) is to be uploaded as one PDF-file. In their motivation letter applicants should a) indicate their research interests, b) specify the workshop(s) of their choice and c) justify their choice by explaining their hopes and expectations. Applicants also need to declare that an allocated place will be taken up.
As the selection of participants is made by the Scientific Committee together with the experts who lead the workshops, the CV and the letter of motivation is to be presented in English. As the Summer University is supposed to be multilingual the curriculum needs to contain information about the knowledge of languages.
Preference will be given to students and scholars of the Humanities and Social Sciences who are planning, or are already involved with, a technology-based research project and describe this project in a qualified way in their motivation letter.
Students and scholars of Engineering and Computer Sciences are expected to describe their specialities and interests in such a way that also non specialists can follow, and to support their expectations from the summer university with good arguments.
Applicants who would like to present a project during one of the project presentation sessions or during the poster session should upload a seperate file with the description of the project (500-700 words) in English when they apply for a place at the Summer University via ConfTool.”
6. Call for Applications: Digital Rough Magic: Advancing the Miranda Digital Asset Platform, Sept. 21-22, 2018
Deadline: April 20, 2018
Institution: Folger University
About: “This two-day workshop aims to bring together a variety of participants from early modern studies, digital humanities, and libraries and archives for a behind-the-scenes look at the Folger’s new digital asset platform, Miranda. Participants will get a first-hand tour of Miranda and a chance to explore its future development and potential outcomes. Conversations will be framed in the context of current tools and the trajectory of digital scholarship with a keen eye towards efficacy and practical use. Participants will contribute to small, collaborative working groups and provide guidance to the Folger for current and future development.
Applicants are invited to consider the role of platforms such as Miranda in early modern studies and digital humanities from a variety of perspectives, including but not limited to its ability to facilitate:
* Transcription and annotation (both of texts and images)
* Textual analysis
* Display and manipulation of Audiovisual materials
* Project management and support.
Applicants should mention specific area(s) of interest in their essays.
This workshop is jointly held by the Folger Digital Media & Publications and Folger Institute divisions, and is generously supported through an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for the construction of the Miranda digital asset platform. Questions regarding the workshop or application process can be directed to DigitalConf@folger.edu<mailto:DigitalConf@folger.edu>.”
7. PhD Student, Information Society with focus on Digital Human Science and Design
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Institution: Stockholm University
Website: https://www.su.se/english/about/working-at su/phd?rmpage=job&rmjob=5020&rmlang=UK
About: “The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) is one of the oldest IT departments in Sweden and one of the largest departments at Stockholm University with around 6 000 students. The discipline of computer and systems sciences bridges the gap between technology and the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences. The use and design of IT is put in context in relation to people, organizations, and society. DSV offers a stimulating research environment in an international setting.
Digital human science is defined as cross-disciplinary studies of digital technology and its implications for the human and society. The area is being developed at Stockholm University, and DSV has an active role in that development.
Usability is often the focus of design of digital technology, concerning how well technology meets human demands and requirements. However, current developments in the research community as well as in the IT-industry focus more on values in human science. These novel developments should be seen in part as a consequence of the wide-ranging, swift and unpredictable implications on society that have occurred in the digital age. New types of approaches to design are desired in order to resolve these larger issues.
The thesis project in question will contribute to the above by tackling the question of human values in the use of technology from the standpoint that interactive technology is construed and interpreted in different ways. This should be seen in the light of interactive technology as a cultural expression among others. The technology is new, but it is placed in the context of cultural history. Social media, computer games, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, the Internet of Things, etc. are all examples of novel technologies that in various ways build upon traditional media, film, language, literature, art, and other conveyors of meaning.
In the field of interaction design, there are several related strands that are concerned with how the field can be developed to handle new and difficult challenges, with the human sciences as a base. The doctoral project should in due time be placed within a current research strand such as:
• Critical Design – Design intended to provoke and challenge norms and attitudes.
• Ancestral Design – Socially sustainable design for generations onward.
• Semiotic Engineering – Critical analysis of meaning and interpretations of interactive systems.
As an applicant, you should have solid theoretical knowledge in the human sciences, or in interaction design, or preferably both. You should be well versed in theoretical frameworks that can be applied to handle questions regarding meaning-making and interpretation of interactive technology, and be able to place this within the field of interaction design. Your theoretical interests should be stated in your application.”
8. CFP: Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black
Deadline: April 9, 2018
Institution: The African American Digital Humanities (AADHum), University of Maryland
About: “The African American Digital Humanities (AADHum) initiative at the University of Maryland is excited to announce that we are now accepting proposals for our first national conference: Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black.
The conference will take place October 18-20, 2018 at the University of Maryland, College Park and feature keynote speakers Andre Brock (Univ. of Michigan) and Jessica Marie Johnson (Johns Hopkins Univ.).
Interested participants are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, digital posters, tools/digital project demonstrations, and roundtables by April 9, 2018. Proposals should be submitted online at: https://www.conftool.pro/aadhum2018/.
For more information, please check out our website: http://aadhum.umd.edu/conference/. Questions can be directed to: email@example.com.”
9. Call for Abstracts: International Symposium on Digital Ethics
Deadline: May 11, 2018
Institution: The Center for Digital Ethics & Policy at Loyola University Chicago
About: “The Center for Digital Ethics & Policy at Loyola University Chicago (digitalethics.org) will be holding its 8th annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics on November 9th, 2018. The keynote speaker will be Catherine D’Ignazio, Principal Investigator at the Emerson Engagement Lab.
This year we are partnering with the Journal of Media Ethics on a theme: From the Margins. We are looking for papers on digital ethics that focus on the discrimination, harassment, marginalization of people because of gender, sexual orientation or racial-ethnic background. The best of these will be presented at the symposium and will be considered for inclusion in a planned special issue of the Journal of Media Ethics on the symposium theme.
We will also consider other scholarly work on topics such as privacy, anonymity, griefing, free speech, intellectual property, hacking, scamming, surveillance, information mining, transparency, digital citizenship, or anything else relating to ethical questions and digital technology. This is an interdisciplinary symposium, we welcome all backgrounds and approaches to research.
Abstracts should propose original research that has not been presented or published elsewhere. The abstract should be between 500 and 1,000 words in length (not including references) and should include a discussion of the methodology used.
Authors of accepted papers will be eligible for up to $400 in travel funds to be able to attend the Chicago symposium. The author(s) of the top student paper will be eligible for up to $1,000 in travel funds.
Abstracts are due by midnight CST on May 11th, 2018, and should follow APA or MLA style.
Send your submission in a MS Word document attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org and please write Digital Ethics Symposium submission in the subject line. You can send questions to the same email address.”
10. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in Library/Museum Collaboration
Deadline: Review begins April 13, 2018
Institution: University of Oregon, Schnitzer Museum of Art
About: “This limited-duration Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar (MPS) position is funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the University of Oregon (UO) initiative, “Leveraging GLAM Assets in Research, Teaching, and Learning: Faculty Fellowships to Advance Library-Museum Collaboration.” Reporting to the two Project Investigators (co-PIs) for this Mellon-funded initiative, one based in the UO Libraries and one based in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in Library/Museum Collaboration will be the first joint appointment to the UO Libraries and the JSMA. The position will end on 12/31/2020.
The MPS is a unique opportunity for a recent PhD recipient in the arts and humanities to develop as a researcher and scholar in a cross-disciplinary library/museum environment. The MPS will learn from and participate in the intellectual design, implementation, and assessment of this new, experimental program. The MPS will conduct research related to organizational models, best practices, digital tools and systems, and relevant research methods that will inform the program design and implementation. To achieve the program’s learning outcomes for the position, the MPS will benefit by participating in a formal mentoring plan, which will include training in library/museum practices, collaboration with experienced program leaders and participants at regular meetings, and completion of assignments to help faculty fellows design and develop their grant-funded projects.
Under the guidance of the library and museum co-PIs, the incumbent’s learning and experiences will be enhanced by training in grants administration and project management principles and techniques, which will benefit the MPS’s future research and scholarship endeavors. The incumbent will help the co-PIs administer the overall program, will supervise two Graduate Employees (GEs), and will provide hands-on development support to faculty grant recipients. The MPS, with support from the GEs, will solicit applications and coordinate a publicity campaign for a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) project-intake process to identify faculty partners and projects. The MPS, working with the faculty fellows, will determine the outcomes of and assess the projects. The MPS arranges periodic meetings with stakeholders and grant recipients on a regular basis as directed or as necessary to ensure successful outcomes. The MPS will provide training of grant recipients with support from JSMA and Libraries staff.
Because the grant itself is an innovative model, the MPS will conduct original research on this and similar Mellon-funded proposals that advance GLAM priorities, assessing the effectiveness of the model, and sharing findings with others through presentations at academic conferences and meetings, and through scholarly publications. In this way, the MPS will be disseminating scholarly information regarding this new model of research, teaching, and learning using library/museum assets.
This position requires close collaboration and clear communication with multiple different departments across the University campus. Utilizing knowledge of the Libraries’ and JSMA’s resources, as well as university-wide resources. The MPS will work closely with faculty fellows, the provost’s office, and other entities to ensure effective promotion of the program and faculty participation. This includes timely communication with and outreach to University departments, communications staff, and project participants.
• PhD in art history, digital humanities, history, museum studies, library and information science, or closely related field; or documented evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed before the start of the position.
• Working knowledge of and/or experience in project management
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Evidence of ability to work effectively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students of diverse backgrounds.
• Experience producing scholarly content in a variety of formats.
• Excellent research and writing skills.
• Experience with public speaking and presentations.
• Background in museums and/or library systems, data standards, exhibition curation, or publications.
• Two years or more of responsible project management experience.
• Fluency with digital scholarship and/or digital humanities-related tools and methods.”
11. Instructor Digital Communication (Full Time Faculty)
Deadline: Posted March 27, 2018 (ASAP)
Institution: Houston Community College
About: “We’re looking for a professional like you to teach our students about the exciting world of digital communication.
Whichever area(s) of digital communication you have chosen to pursue professionally, you know that students educated in this field have a wide range of career options open to them. At HCC, we’re committed to preparing our students for great careers and assisting those who are already working in expanding their knowledge and skills.
Your professional experience makes you the ideal instructor because you can impart both on-the-job know-how and industry knowledge and expertise.
When you’re not teaching, you might be assisting students with opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers; evaluating program curricula and/or practices; advising declared majors; or reviewing textbooks and learning materials. If you’re excited about passing the torch of your expertise and skills to the next generation of digital communicators, your next step should be to submit your application today!
This is a security sensitive position. If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
SUMMARY Provide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, advising, professional development and institutional and community service.
Faculty are expected to teach a full load each semester as defined in the Faculty Workload Guidelines. Demonstrate expertise and experience in classroom teaching. Must also participate as a full-time instructor in the activities of the department, division and college. Faculty may be required to teach at various locations in the District.”
12. Professor or Associate Professor in the Digital Humanities
Deadline: June 11, 2018
Institution: The University of Cyprus
About: “The University of Cyprus invites applications for one (1) tenured appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor in the field of «Digital Humanities». This is a Chair endowed by the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation (“Sylivia Ioannou Chair in Digital Humantities”). The posting is open to applications within one or more of the following research foci: (a) Design and creation of databases (b) Digitisation of cultural heritage (tangible and non-tangible, archival material, etc.) (c) Digital recording and spatial analysis through GIS (d) Remote Sensing-Geophysics (e) 3D visualisation Applicants favourably disposed toward interdisciplinary research and teaching are encouraged to apply. The Sylvia S. Ioannou Foundation is sponsoring the Chair with the purpose of establishing an interdepartmental postgraduate programme (MA and PhD). It is noted that for this purpose funding is included for a post-doctoral scholar and a PhD student to assist the Chair. 2 For all academic ranks, an earned Doctorate from a recognized University is required. Requirements for appointment depend on academic rank and include: prior academic experience, research record and scientific contributions, involvement in teaching and in the development of high quality undergraduate and graduate curricula. The minimum requirements for each academic rank can be found at the webpage: www.ucy.ac.cy/acad.staff.procedures The official languages of the University are Greek and Turkish. For the above position knowledge of Greek is necessary. Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement. In case the selected candidate does not have sufficient knowledge of the Greek language, it is the selected candidate΄s and the Department΄s responsibility to ensure that the selected academic acquires sufficient knowledge of the Greek language within 3 years of appointment. Each Department sets its own criteria for the required level of adequacy of knowledge of the Greek language. The annual gross salary (including the 13th salary), according to the current legislation, is: Professor (Scale Α15-Α16) €70.303,48- €91.384,41 Associate Professor (Scale A14-A15) €62.004,54 – €84.532,89 Applications must be submitted by Monday, 11th of June 2018. The application dossiers must include two (2) sets of the following documents in printed and electronic form (i.e., two (2) hardcopies and two (2) USB sticks with the documents in PDF (Portable Document Format) or Word files). I. Cover letter stating the Department, the field of study, the academic rank(s) for which the candidate applies, and the date on which the candidate could assume duties if selected. II. Curriculum Vitae. III. Brief summary of previous research work and a statement of plans for future research (up to 1500 words). IV. List of publications. V. Copies of the three most representative publications. VI. Copies of Degree certificates should be scanned and included in the USB sticks. VII. Applicants must ask three academic referees to send recommendation letters in PDF form, directly from their e-mail account to the University, at email@example.com Τhe names and contact details of these referees must be indicated in the application, because additional confidential information may be requested. The recommendation letters must reach the University by Monday, 11th of June 2018. The Curriculum Vitae and the statements of previous work and future research plans should be written in Greek or in Turkish, and in one international language, preferably English.
13. CFP: iV2018 – DHKV 10th International Symposium
Deadline: Not Stated
Institution: University of Salerno
About: “Call for Papers, Videos and Participation
Theme and scope is planned as series of symposia with details and further information is available at: iV2018 – Symposium & Theme
Online submission: https://www.conftool.pro/IV2018/
This symposium seeks short and long papers on original and unpublished work addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:
* Culture and Heritage Knowledge Visualisation
* Art and Design
* Visualization techniques for text corpora
* Virtual and built environments
* Interactive systems
* Infographic design and its associated process
* Data mining in the humanities
* Information design and modelling
* Social Networks
* Network graph visualisation of historical precedents
* Digital media enabled humanities research
* Digital media assisted linguistics research
* The digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games, and related areas.”
14. Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2018
Deadline: June 18, 3018
Institution: University of Oxford
About: “The Digital Humanities of Oxford Summer School runs from 2nd-6th July 2018 at Keble College, University of Oxford. It offers training to anyone with an interest in the Digital Humanities, including academics at all career stages, students, projects managers, and people who work in IT, libraries, and cultural heritage.
Each delegate follows one of our workshop strands throughout the week, supplementing their training with expert guest lectures.
There is more information available at http://www.dhoxss.net to help you choose your workshop.
Bed and breakfast, en-suite accommodation is available at additional cost at Keble College on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants can also join free events most evenings.
Early booking is advisable as popular workshops fill up quickly and accommodation at Keble College is limited.”
15. CFP: Access, Control, and Dissemination in Digital Humanities
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Institution: Routledge: Access, Control, and Dissemination in Digital Humanities
About: “Richard Mann and Shane Hawkins (both Carleton University) have issued a call for chapter proposals for a volume they will edit for Routledge: Access, Control, and Dissemination in Digital Humanities. From the CFP:
While DH is seen by some as especially interdisciplinary or more conducive to group work, linked data, and open research, including both access to results and participation in research itself, the very nature of its connectedness creates challenges for researchers who wish to assert control of data, have some role in how data is used or how work is acknowledged, and how it is attributed and recorded. Researchers involved in any substantial DH project must confront similar questions: who should be allowed to make reproductions of artifacts, which ones, how many, how often, of what quality and at what cost, what are the rights of possession and reproduction, including access, copyright, intellectual property rights or digital rights management. Given the potential of open and accessible data, it is sometimes suggested that DH might be a much-needed bridge between ivory tower institutions and the general public. The promise of DH in this regard, however, still remains in many ways unfulfilled, raising the question of who DH is for, if not solely for bodies of like-minded academics.
Contributors to this volume have varied experiences with applications for digital technology in the classroom, in museums and archives, and with the general public and they present answers to these problems from a variety of perspectives. Digital Humanities is not a homogeneous enterprise, and we find that DH functions differently in different fields across the humanities and is put to different ends with varying results. As a result, one may already (fore)see DH moving in distinct directions in individual academic fields, but whether this splintering will have a positive effect or is an indication that disciplines are retreating to their respective silos, remains to be seen. We need to understand better how such differences are communicated among various fields, and how those results are adopted, not to mention evaluated, and by whom. This volume addresses these issues with concrete examples from researchers in the field.
The proposal deadline is May 1, 2018.”