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Friday Feature

Posted in DH Blog, and Friday Feature

By: Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman

Welcome back to the Friday Feature, where we were share a list of DH opportunities collected from around the globe. The first section of today’s Friday Feature provides a list of 18 opportunities that require an application (jobs, fellowships, and CFPs). The second section will tell you about five events and announcements that will be of interest to the DH@UO community. Happy Friday!


  1. Assistant Professor, Multimedia and Digital Culture

Deadline: January 15, 2018
Institution: The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Website: http://upj.pitt.edu/

About: “The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown seeks an assistant professor for a tenure-track position in the Division of Humanities starting in August 2019. Candidates should have a PhD in a Humanities field with one of the following specializations: Digital Humanities, New Media, Archival Design, or Quantitative Methods of Literary Analysis, with a background or secondary specialization in Creative Writing, English Literature, Journalism, or Rhetoric and Communication. We seek an individual who will teach four courses a term, conduct research, and help to develop UPJ’s new interdisciplinary Multimedia and Digital Culture (MMDC) program at the intersection of the humanities and computer science/engineering. This individual will teach “Digital Tools and Technologies,” a foundational course in the new program, as well as the MMDC Capstone course, and will develop and teach intermediate and advanced courses in his or her area of specialization. He or she will also develop and monitor internships for the new program and may be asked to occasionally teach general education courses in the Humanities. Additional duties include student advising and university service activities.”

  1. Assistant Professor in Black Digital Studies

Deadline: December 7, 2018
Institution: University of Michigan
Website: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000453091-01

About: “The University of Michigan’s Department of African and African American Studies and Digital Studies Institute (pending Regents approval) seek qualified applicants for a jointly-appointed tenure-track assistant professor in black digital studies. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar with research interests and teaching experience in black digital cultural studies.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to implement a multidisciplinary approach rooted in critical digital studies.  Areas of specialization such as the black digital humanities, video game studies, Afrofuturism, and black social media are welcome.  The search committee will consider candidates who focus on any area within African and African Diaspora Studies as well as comparative and transnational frameworks.  The successful candidate will have teaching interests centered on helping students understand the aesthetic practices, social impact, and cultural use of digital technologies on Black social life.”

  1. Call for Papers: History-Related Graduate Work in the Digital Humanities

Deadline: January 30, 2019
Institution: Graduate History Review
Website: https://ghrjournal.wordpress.com/

About: “The Graduate History Review is seeking submissions that explore the practical applications of history. These broad topics explore the merits of history in its traditional theoretical sense, as well as in forms like public history and the digital humanities. As historical precedent is often left unexplored in modern issues, reflections on history’s merits as a practical subject are crucial.”

  1. Assistant Professor of Digital Animation

Deadline: None provided
Institution: Kennesaw State University
Website: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1639992/assistant-professor-of-digital-animation/?TrackID=11#sc=rss&me=feed&cm=general

About: “This tenure-track position will teach in the Digital Animation BFA program. The Digital Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts at Kennesaw State University is a rapidly growing major, currently enrolling 200 students. The successful candidate will join a dynamic art school where traditional and emerging modalities in the creative process are utilized across disciplines in our state of the art studios, complete with the latest model Cintiq platforms. Responsibilities include but are not limited to pedagogy, service, creative expression and professional growth.”

  1. Research Stream Assistant Professor

Deadline: December 15, 2018
Institution: Library, Archival and Information Studies. UBC
Website: https://slais.ubc.ca/2018/10/faculty-position-in-information-studies-at-ubc-ischool/

About: “UBC iSchool invites applications from promising scholars for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2019.  Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in the field of library and information studies or a related discipline. Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to the mission of the UBC iSchool, including the value and importance of information and records in society and the need for diverse, critical and socially responsible approaches in research and practice. To complement current strengths, we are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital collections; cultural heritage and digital curation; scholarly communication; and digital media and technologies. Excellent applicants in other areas of information studies will also be considered.”

  1. Lecturer in Digital Content Management (Academic Education Pathway)

Deadline: November 25, 2018
Institution: King’s College, London
Website: https://my.corehr.com/pls/kingrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=1&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=006307

About: “The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £37,412 to £44,015 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.  King’s College London is seeking to recruit exceptional candidates to join the Department of Digital Humanities from the 1st January onwards, with a specific focus to support teaching of the Masters in Digital Asset and Media Management plus our other MA programmes and the BA Digital Culture. We are seeking candidates who can enthuse and inspire our students and contribute to the life and research reputation of the Department. Digital Humanities is trying to expand the opportunities for scholars in the fields of digital asset and content management, information studies and digital culture. Candidates will be striving to become scholars of national and international standing. The successful applicant will contribute to the further development of the Department’s research and teaching strengths, provide high quality teaching and supervision, and work collaboratively within the Department and beyond. Full details of the areas of expertise that we are recruiting for are available in the job packs.”

  1. First Call for Papers: Biographical Data in a Digital World 2019

Deadline: May 15, 2019
Institution: Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/bd2019

About: “The digital age has changed the way academics work in every discipline. Computers allow for the processing of digital data much faster than humans can do, they are able to show patterns and statistical analyses and can detect links that otherwise would be hard to find. This conference explores whether and how, in the field of digital humanities, biographical data are special. Biographies are interesting for analysis with computer techniques, since individuals share a set of common characteristics that can be relatively easily identified by a machine, such as a birthdate, a partner, a profession, and a network. Tools and approaches from the digital humanities can be used for both quantitative analyses of such data and for providing leads for more qualitative research questions.”

  1. Director of the Center for Humanities and the Arts

Deadline: November 25, 2018
Institution: University of Colorado Boulder
Website: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=13525

About: “The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Humanities and the Arts (CHA). Applicants must be tenured full professors at the time of hire (August 2019) who work in any discipline of the arts or humanities. We seek an individual with a distinguished record of scholarship and/or creative work; a commitment to diversity and inclusion; a passion for advancing the arts and humanities on campus, in the community, and across disciplines; and strong managerial, communication, and public relations skills. Effective fundraising and outreach will also be vital to the future of the center. We seek, in short, an energetic CHA Director who has a developed vision for the future of the arts and humanities, who will expand the CHA’s reach, and who will champion the arts and humanities as essential components of a 21st century education. The successful candidate will be tenured at the rank of full professor in an appropriate CU Boulder academic department or program. While serving as CHA Director, the successful candidate will hold the title Eaton Professor of Humanities and Arts and will receive a director stipend, research funds, and reduced teaching load.”

  1. CFP: Doing Animation History: Exploring Challenges and New Visions in Writing Animation Histories

Deadline: December 16, 2018
Institution: Winter School at the Graduate Academy and the Centre for Animation Studies of the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany
Website: None provided

About: “March 25 to March 27, 2019 Hohentuebingen Castle, Tuebingen. At the centre of the winter school is the following question: How can we write the history/histories of a field as heterogeneous and often marginalized as animation? We want to discuss methods of researching especially those aspects of animation history that are overlooked, hard to trace, and non-canonical. By promoting an interdisciplinary network of young scholars and established researchers of animation studies, film studies, media studies, art history, the history of science, and other related fields as well as film archivists, film educators, and film festival organisers, we aim at fostering innovative approaches to writing the history/histories of animation in a collaborative atmosphere. We warmly invite junior researchers – PhD students as well as advanced MA students – to contribute to the program in the form of short 15 to 20 minute inputs to our discussion of the historiography of animation. Contributions can be classical paper presentations on methodologies, approaches, problems, solutions, case studies, practice-based research, etc., but we are also interested in other innovative forms of input such as scientific apparatuses, displays, art works, or performances. For students whose contributions are accepted, accommodation and travel grants are available. Please send an anonymised abstract (about 200 words) and a brief biography (about 100 words) via email as two separate PDF or Word files and additionally for those who propose other forms of input possibly a link to view the contribution to: rada.bieberstein@uni-tuebingen.de, erwin.feyersinger@uni-tuebingen.de.”

  1. Tenure track or tenured full time position in Digital Humanities

Deadline: December 15, 2018
Institution: The Université catholique de Louvain
Website: https://jobs.uclouvain.be/PersonnelAcademique/job/An-academic-position-in-Digital-Humanities-Altissia-Chair/502851001/

About: “UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. The Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters, to which the position will be attached, is part of the Humanities Sector and is located in Louvain-la-Neuve. This site offers a unique modern living environment inside a naturally preserved neighbourhood, conveniently connected to the heart of Europe. Recruitment takes place within the framework of the Altissia Chair in ‘Digital Humanities and Ethics’. The objective of this chair is to provide an analysis of the changes occurring in languages, arts, cultures and thought in relation to digital technology and artificial intelligence, but also to inspire and stimulate teaching in this field at the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters and to innovate by bringing together the main research actors in the field and suggesting new applications in the relevant subject matters.”

  1. CFP: DH2019

Deadline: November 27, 2018
Institution: Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
Website: https://dh2019.adho.org/

About: “The theme of the 2019 conference is Complexities. This theme has a multifaceted connection with Digital Humanities scholarship. Complexities intends to inspire people to focus on Digital Humanities (DH) as the humanist way of building complex models of complex realities, analysing them with computational methods and communicating the results to a broader public. Proposals related to these themes are particularly welcome, but the DH2019 will accept submissions on any other aspect or field of Digital Humanities. For more details, see the full Call for Papers on the conference website.”

  1. CFP: Workshop on Scholarly Digital Editions, Graph Data-Models and Semantic Web Technologies

Deadline: December 9, 2018
Institution: Université de Lausanne
Website: http://wp.unil.ch/graphsde/

About: “Digital texts processed by machines are linear strings of characters, but in most research activities in the Humanities (philology, linguistics, corpus-based analysis, cultural heritage, etc.) we store them in databases and we add markup to the text, that is a kind of intelligence made computable thanks to the use of widespread data-models, formats and standards. In the last decades, the popularity of graph data-models has increased, in accordance with the semantic web proposition and the development of standards such as RDF and OWL. Graph databases, in the form of triple stores (such as Graph-DB) or of labeled-property-graphs (Neo4j), are regarded as powerful and flexible solutions by research and cultural institutions, and private companies alike. The workshop is held to explore possible interactions between digital texts, the graph data-model, scholarly editions and the semantic web. The combinations of these objects/concepts, pursued in the last decades, remains experimental to date, and it represents one of the possible development for the field of digital scholarly editing.

  1. Assistant Professor of Digital Architecture

Deadline: December 11, 2018
Institution: University of Toronto
Website: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1638917/assistant-professor-digital-architecture-1804396/?TrackID=11

About: “The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Digital Architecture. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will be effective July 1, 2019. Candidates should have training, experience and a critical understanding of the digital dimensions of architecture, and design research, —including, but not limited to the following areas-of-concentration: responsive system design, digital fabrication and assembly, BIM, artificial intelligence in urbanization and design, ‘smart’ technologies, and environmental analysis. Candidates must be engaged in research of an international calibre with demonstrated excellence in teaching. A professional degree in architecture at the Master’s level, or a Master’s degree in a related discipline is required. A Ph.D in computational topics in architecture is highly desirable. Candidates should have the demonstrated capacity to engage the multiple scales at which cities, infrastructure, and architecture intersect and the complex factors that shape these interactions. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research, evident through publications, presentations, and other forms of peer recognition for creative and/or technically-oriented work.”

  1. Professor/Director of Rhetorics, Comms, and Information Design

Deadline: December 1, 2018
Institution: Clemson University
Website: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1640835/professor-director-rhetorics-comm-and-information-design/?TrackID=11

About: “The College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities (CAAH) at Clemson University seeks to fill a tenured position at the rank of Full Professor, beginning August 2019, as Director of the interdisciplinary doctoral program Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design. We seek candidates who have achieved the rank of Full Professor, but will consider candidates at the rank of Advanced Associate Professor. The candidate must be tenurable by Clemson University in one of the departments participating in the program, as follows:
• Art
• English
• History
• Languages
• Performing Arts
• Philosophy and Religion.”

  1. Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Deadline: November 27, 2018
Institution: The School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London
Website: https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobID=3785

About: “The School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on an AHRC-funded research project, ‘Networking Archives: Assembling and analysing a meta-archive of correspondence, 1509-1714’, led by Professor Howard Hotson (PI, University of Oxford), Dr Ruth Ahnert (Co-I, Queen Mary University of London), and Dr Sebastian Ahnert (Co-I, University of Cambridge). The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will work under the guidance of Dr Ruth Ahnert.

This project, which was launched in October 2018, will bring together early modern correspondence data collected in ‘Early Modern Letters Online’ (EMLO), and merge this with metadata from the Tudor and Stuart ‘State Papers Online’ (Gale) to create the UK’s largest meta-archive of curated early modern correspondence of c.430,000 letters. Following the process of data gathering and cleaning, we will combine quantitative network analysis with traditional research approaches to discover what the meta-archive reveals about the ways in which ‘intelligence’ was gathered and transmitted in the early modern period, both in terms of political missives communicated for the consolidation of state authority and as learned exchanges within the international ‘republic of letters’. In addition, the project team will develop a curriculum to support the teaching of network analysis methods to early career researchers, which will be trialled first through a set of training schools and a colloquium in Oxford and Cambridge. The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will be actively involved in all facets of the project, and will be provided with the necessary training to contribute towards these tasks. They will be co-editor of the volume of essays arising from the colloquium, and, in discussion with the PI and Co-Is, develop their own research agenda and publications.”

16. Full, Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor in Humanities and Technology

Deadline: December 8, 2018
Institution: Carleton College
Website: https://www.carleton.edu/

About: “Carleton College seeks to hire a Full, Associate or advanced Assistant Professor whose work focuses on the humanistic dimensions and implications of new and emerging technologies. We are looking for a candidate who is deeply grounded in the humanities and able to engage with scholars and students in STEM fields, computer science, and the social sciences. Topics of focus may include, but are not limited to, social media, privacy and surveillance, information and disinformation, artificial intelligence, autonomous machines, trans- or posthumanism, changing conceptions of human nature, the rise of automated and digital labor, and how diverse histories, religions, and cultures might inform our understanding of innovative technologies.”

  1. Program and Project Manager

Deadline: Not stated
Institution: Dartmouth University
Website: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/48211

About: “To support research and programming in the Digital Humanities and Social Engagement cluster and to support the Dartmouth HASTACprogram. This position will include project management, program coordination, and outreach responsibilities for both HASTAC and DHSE. The DHSE cluster is committed to anti-racist, feminist principles and will support a broad range of  projects linked to social engagement. HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) is an interdisciplinary community of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and technologists that are changing the way we teach and learn. Our 16,000+ members from over 400+ affiliate organizations share news, tools, research, insights, pedagogy, methods, and projects—including Digital Humanities and other born-digital scholarship—and collaborate on various HASTAC initiatives.”

  1. Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of Digital Studies  

Deadline: Not Stated
Institution: University of Chicago
Website: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=185988

About: “Reporting to the chair of the Digital Studies faculty board, the Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of Digital Studies will have a leading role in building the Digital Studies program. His or her responsibilities will include teaching five quarter-length courses per year (normally, two in Autumn, two in Winter, and one in Spring). These may include introductory courses on computer programming and statistics as well as courses on data management, data analysis, data publication via the Web, and natural language processing. These courses are intended to teach students how to make effective use of software tools and techniques relevant to scholarship in the humanities, with emphasis on textual, visual, and sonic data related to human language, culture, and history. In addition to teaching five courses, the Senior Lecturer will serve as a co-adviser (together with a faculty adviser) of M.A. students’ thesis projects and will perform administrative and supervisory tasks related to the Digital Studies programs. Thesis advising will carry over into the summer because students have the option of completing their theses in the summer. Administrative and supervisory duties will include: (1) hiring, supervising, and reviewing the performance of part-time lecturers who teach courses in the Digital Studies program; (2) coordinating M.A. student orientation activities in the fall; (3) student advising and adviser management; (4) attending quarterly meetings of the Digital Studies faculty board to give advice and information concerning the program; (5) obtaining pedagogical resources and computational tools for the Digital Studies courses and student thesis projects; (6) researching and collecting information concerning best practices in digital humanities teaching and research; and (7) serving as a liaison with the staff of the University’s Research Computing Center, Library, and Information Technology Services to facilitate the provision of technical support and training for students and faculty in the Digital Studies program.”


Events and Announcements:

  1. Archives Unleashed: Call for Participation

Date: 21-22 March 2019
Institution: Archives Unleashed Project, George Washington University
Website: https://archivesunleashed.org/washington/

About: “The World Wide Web has had a profound impact on how we research and understand the past. The sheer amount of cultural information that is generated and, crucially, preserved every day in electronic form, presents exciting new opportunities for researchers. Much of this information is captured within web archives. Web archives often contain hundreds of billions of web pages, ranging from individual homepages and social media posts, to institutional websites. These archives offer tremendous potential for social scientists and humanists, and the questions research may pose stretch across a multitude of fields. In short, web archives offer the ability to reconstruct large-scale traces of the relatively recent past.”

 

  1. The Humanities Intensive Teaching and Learning (HILT)

Date: June 3-8, 2019
Institution: IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana
Website: http://dhtraining.org/hilt/conferences/hilt-2019/

About: “The Humanities Intensive Teaching and Learning (HILT) Institute will be held June 3-8, 2019 on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Registration for HILT courses and housing will begin on November 6th. Confirmed special events will include excursions to Indianapolis cultural heritage institutions and nightly dine-arounds. We’ve got an exciting slate of classes taught by incredible instructors. Courses for HILT 2019 include:

*Some scholarships are available to students and early career scholars. Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSciuADfslt45nx2BLC7HEkf7EfqZWQAZCEnumHjrDOfVTSpkA/viewform.

  1. Symposium on Computational Approaches to Intellectual History and the History of Philosophy

Date: December 11-12, 2018
Institution: Helsinki Computational History Group
Website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-centre-for-digital-humanities/does-intellectual-history-need-digital-humanities-ihdh2018

About: “At the moment it is still not entirely clear how methods from data science will contribute to increasing our understanding of the history of human thought. It is, however, imperative to seriously consider and study the possibilities of these methods as applied to historical data across different periods and geographical locations. This two-day workshop brings together scholars of the history of philosophy and practitioners of digital humanities to discuss the needs and possibilities of computational methods. For this workshop a set of different scholars will discuss how they see the use of digital methods in their research. We will also have presentations that highlight different approaches to applying computational methods to the study of history of philosophy. The idea is to improve our understanding of how methods of data and text mining can be useful in the study of intellectual history and the history of philosophy. These demonstrations will be commented by invited discussants with a different background.”

  1. RIDE: A review journal for digital editions and resources

Website: https://ride.i-d-e.de/

About: “RIDE is an open access review journal dedicated to digital editions and resources. RIDE aims to direct attention to digital editions and to provide a forum in which expert peers criticise and discuss the efforts of digital editors in order to improve current practices and advance future developments. It will do so by asking its reviewers to pay attention not only to the traditional virtues and vices of any edition, but also to the progressing methodology and its technical implications. Read more about RIDE in our editorial.”

  1. DH@Guelph Summer Workshops (registration open)

Dates: May 7th-10th, 2019, University of Guelph
Website: https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/dhguelph/summer2019

About: “The University of Guelph is again hosting a series of 4-day workshops on topics related to digital humanities research and teaching, welcoming a wonderful, diverse group of instructors from a variety of disciplines and institutions. All are welcome! Please see the menu on the right for details on the workshops, instructors, and visiting Guelph.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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