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Friday Feature

Posted in DH Blog, and Friday Feature

By: Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman

Today we are bringing you our Friday Feature, which provides DH job postings, CFPs, and events from around the world. We have a long list to share with you today, including a DH symposium that’s happening here at the University of Oregon and co-sponsored by SOJC, NMCC, and DH@UO.   Happy hunting!


  1. CFP: Data/Media/Digital Graduate Student Symposium (4/5/19)

Deadline: February 15, 2019
Institution: University of Oregon

About: “We invite submissions for 15-minute presentations from UO graduate students on any aspect of Data/Media/Digital studies for a one-day symposium on Friday, April 5, 2019 to be held in the Knight Library’s new DREAM Lab collaborative workspace. Presentations can be based on work in progress or on research and work in the final stages of development. Proposals should specify clear scholarly or pedagogical goals, and should articulate how the design or argument of a data/media/digital project might address those goals. This event will give us an opportunity to showcase exciting multi-disciplinary work being produced by graduate students across campus. Any kind of data, media, or digital studies project is welcome. Participants are expected to attend the Symposium for the full day. Lunch will be served for presenters.
 
Please submit 300-word (max.) abstract and CV to uogradsymposium@gmail.com by Friday, February 15, 2019. Questions about this event can be sent to any of the following: Bish Sen:bsen@uoregon.edu (School of Journalism and Communication), Colin Koopman: koopman@uoregon.edu (New Media & Culture Graduate Certificate + Philosophy), or Heidi Kaufman: hkaufman@uoregon.edu (Digital Humanities + English).”

 

  1. Assistant Professor, Multimedia and Digital Culture

Deadline: Review begins January 22, 2019
Institution: The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Website: None provided

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. Qualifications other than the degree and specialization noted above include college teaching in relevant course areas; evidence of teaching effectiveness; commitment to teaching excellence; and strong potential for and evidence of creative and scholarly achievement. The University is particularly interested in qualified candidates who, through their teaching, research, or service, demonstrate an active and ongoing interest in diverse populations. For full consideration, send letter of application, vita, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference (directly from source or placement office) to Prof. Marissa Landrigan, Chair of MMDC Search, Humanities Division, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904; email ProfessorMarissa@pitt.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2019 and continue until the position is filled; to receive full consideration, all materials should be received by the initial review date.”

 

  1. Data Services Specialist within Library & Information Technology

Deadline: Not stated; opened January 15, 2019
Institution: Bucknell University
Website: http://careers.bucknell.edu/cw/en-us/job/496207/data-services-specialist

About: “Bucknell University seeks to hire a Data Services Specialist within Library & Information Technology (L&IT). Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Research Services and Information Literacy, the Data Services Specialist provides comprehensive data services in support of the University’s teaching, learning, and research needs. In this newly created position, the Data Services Specialist will be responsible for designing services and programs to support research data management and data literacy, as well as developing policies and procedures for data curation, sharing, and reuse at Bucknell. As part of the Research Services team, this position will provide instructional and research support for students, faculty, and staff, working closely with data-intensive courses, assignments, and research projects across the disciplines. Additionally, this position will work closely with the Director of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship to help support Library & IT’s robust programs in GIS and digital scholarship across the University. We seek candidates who embrace flexibility and a willingness to expand or shift their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs. Master’s degree plus two (2) years of experience OR bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of experience in data analysis, data management, and/or data curation.”

 

  1. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship in Composition, Bus/Tech Communication, and Digital Pedagogy

Deadline: February 1, 2019
Institution: Georgia Tech
Website: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1704417/brittain-postdoctoral-fellowship-in-composition-bus-tech-communication-and-digital-pedagogy/?TrackID=11#sc=rss&me=feed&cm=general

About: “The Writing and Communication Program in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech seeks recent PhDs (dissertation successfully defended by August 2019) in rhetoric, composition, business/technical communication, literature, film, linguistics, visual rhetoric/design, and related humanities fields for the 2019-2020 Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship, renewable up to three years, includes a 3/3 teaching assignment or equivalent and full faculty benefits. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students.”

 

  1. Educational Technology Specialist

Deadline: January 31, 2019
Institution: Bryn Mawr College
Website: https://www.hastac.org/opportunities/educational-technology-specialist-bryn-mawr-college

About: “Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) at Bryn Mawr College is seeking an Educational Technology Specialist to join the Educational Technology Services team in helping faculty, students, and staff integrate technology into their teaching, learning, and research. Responsibilities include consulting with faculty and staff about pedagogical or program needs; managing needed technology services and tools; and providing the documentation, educational opportunities, and technical support that community members need to use services and tools successfully. ETS is also responsible for coordinating the Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Initiative and Digital Competencies Program at Bryn Mawr College. We collaborate deeply with other LITS teams who provide technology support or support for teaching, learning and research support, including Digital Scholarship, Special Collections, and Research and Instructional Services, and with allied college departments, such as LILAC, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Undergraduate Dean, and academic departments.”

 

  1. Research Specialist

Deadline: January 31, 2019
Institution: Getty Research Institute
Website: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/3226/research-specialist/job?mobile=false&width=710&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420

About: “The Digital Initiatives area within the Getty Research Institute seeks a Research Specialist for its Digital Art History Program, to work on projects at the intersection of art-historical research and digital technologies. The position will be primarily responsible for coordinating research activities associated with PhotoTech, a project to digitize a portion of the GRI’s Photo Archive. This work will entail helping to design and to manage research activities for PhotoTech, including assistance in administration of workshops or collaborative projects; communicating with technical teams (imaging, software development) to offer insight from the researcher’s perspective; and conducting research on the Photo Archive itself to better understand what is contained within it and to assist in formulating relevant art-historical research questions.”

 

  1. Professor of Cultural Data Analytics

Deadline: Not Stated
Institution: Tallinn University
Website: https://www.hastac.org/opportunities/job-professor-cultural-data-analytics-tallinn-university

About: “The Professor Cultural Data Analytics works at Tallinn University and leads the newly established ERA Chair in Digital Culture Studies and Analytics under the School of Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication (BFM) of Tallinn University (TU).
The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 ERA Chair programme supports EU’s Convergence regions and Outermost regions in their efforts to build on growing reputation as a leader in research and innovation (More at https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/era-chairs).”

 

  1. Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Deadline: February 10, 2019
Institution: University of Washington Tacoma
Website: https://www.hastac.org/opportunities/assistant-professor-rhetoric-and-composition-univ-washington-tacoma

About: “The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period.”

 

  1. Head of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives

Deadline: February 3, 2019
Institution: Iowa State University
Website: https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/37620

About: “The Iowa State University Library is seeking a dynamic and forward thinking visionary who can design and launch a new digital scholarship services unit for the ISU campus and lead the Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (DSI) department. Candidates for the newly created Head of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (Librarian III or IV) must have a strong desire to collaborate with faculty to develop digital scholarship projects and support services, and introduce digital scholarship to students by integrating concepts into the curriculum and instructing students. The successful candidate has the opportunity to build a program from the ground up starting with environmental scans of the campus, needs assessment, cultivating partnerships, providing vision and direction, promoting the new program, and hiring and empowering staff. Note: this position does not require an MLS.”

 

  1. Lecturer in History of Science & Technology (Teaching and Scholarship)

Deadline: February 5, 2019
Institution: University of Kent in Canterbury
Website: https://www11.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_kent01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=42254,4836216182&key=53815825&c=482598239899&pagestamp=seqhqenqsrvebmmnom

About: “This position in the School of History at the University of Kent in Canterbury is fixed term for 12 months until 31 July 2020. It provides teaching relief for Dr Rebekah Higgitt, as part of a Leverhulme-funded research project, and the successful candidate will deliver modules to undergraduate and masters students, focusing on the history of science and technology in the 17th-20th centuries. They will join the academic communities within the School and the Centre for the History of the Sciences.”

 

  1. Associate Editor, Publications Department

Deadline: February 1, 2019
Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society
Website: https://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?p=4586

About: “The Massachusetts Historical Society seeks a full-time Associate Editor to work in its Publications Department. An independent research library and major repository of American manuscript materials, the Society was founded in 1791 to collect, preserve, and make available resources for the study of American history. The Associate Editor helps to fulfill the Society’s mission to communicate historical manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of Massachusetts and the nation to a broad audience, in print and digital form. The Publications Department is responsible for production of the Society’s journal (Massachusetts Historical Review) and newsletter (MHS Miscellany) as well as print and digital book publications, including scholarly editions of archival documents. The Associate Editor contributes to the production and development of all titles; projects currently underway include an edition (digital) of a 17th-century Wampanoag vocabulary and an edition (printed) of the journal of 19th-century Boston reformer Caroline Healey Dall.”

 

  1. Call for Applications: 48th Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents (IEHD)

Deadline: February 1, 2019
Institution: The Association for Documentary Editing
Website: https://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?p=4576

About: “The purpose of the IEHD is to provide not a narrow technical training but the preparing of individuals to contribute to the field of documentary editing, broadly conceived, over the course of their careers by developing innovative, major projects and pursuing leadership roles. To do those things, new or emerging editors will need a broad and varied understanding of how editorial projects are designed, managed, and maintained. The IEHD equips participants with such an understanding of their work through a mix of topical discussions, such as sessions on ‘Annotation Policies’ or ‘Choosing a Digital Publishing Platform,’ frequent hands-on exercises, and close interaction with potential mentors and advisors.”

 

  1. Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow Position

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Institution: UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)
Website: http://change-itn.eu/

About: “Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) full time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow Position in the newly established UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Enrichment of 3D volumetric objects with Metadata and Semantics: The selected Marie S. Curie ESR will work for thirty six (36) months within the ITN CHANGE Marie S. Curie ITN Project, an EU-funded programme bringing together eight (8) leading European Institutions as full beneficiaries and ten (10) other as partners in a transnational network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between academic, research and the industrial partners”

 

  1. CFP: Networks across time and space / 13th Workshop Historical Network Research

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Institution: Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz
Website: None provided

About: “The first day of the workshop aims at novices and prospective students in network analysis in the historical sciences and archaeology (no previous knowledge required). Participants can bring own research ideas to the workshop to receive feedback, but this is not obligatory. The second day of the workshop is devoted to in-depth theoretical discussion for advanced scholars, who already have an understanding of network concepts and are applying it to their own case studies. A general discussion will conclude the exchange within small groups focusing on specific case studies and central issues in historical and archaeological network research. Students participating in the first day are welcome to attend the second day of the workshop to broaden their understanding. There are three points of focus for discussion on the second workshop day:

  1.  Objects as Actors
  2.  Fragmentary data – fragmentary networks? Implications of source
criticism for archaeological and historical network analysis
  3.  One theory fits them all? Critical reflections on theorizing about social
networks across time and space
Participation in the workshop is free of charge; however, participants are required to provide for their accommodation and travel. The number of available places in the workshop is limited. To be considered for
participation, prospective participants should send an abstract of their project or a statement concerning their motivation of participation (about 300 words) to the workshop email address: contact-nats@protonmail.com<mailto:contact-nats@protonmail.com>”

 

  1. Associate Professor/ Professor Positions in Sociolinguistics / Corpus Linguistics / Computational Linguistics or Digital Humanities

Deadline: January 31, 2019
Institution: Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in Qatar
Website: https://tiiforms.wufoo.com/forms/q1vwyj5s011h37f

About: “The successful candidate will contribute courses, mentoring, advising, and thesis supervision to a recently approved and accredited MA in Digital Humanities and Societies. The Teaching load is three courses per year as HBKU is a research-intensive University.
Essential Requirements
A doctorate in Linguistics / Corpus Linguistics / Computational Linguistics
/ Digital Humanities or any related degree in Humanities.
A publication record commensurate with the rank being applied for.
University level teaching experience.
Demonstrated research and teaching experience.
Fluency in English.”

 

  1. Editorial Assistant

Deadline: February 8, 2019
Institution: The Kentucky Historical Society
Website: https://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?p=4594

About: “The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) seeks an Editorial Assistant to join the staff of the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWGK). This nationally recognized digital humanities project that locates and publishes new stories about everyday Kentuckians navigating an unprecedented national and community crisis through documents associated with the state’s Civil War governors. For more information on CWGK, visit discovery.civilwargovernors.org. This position will assist with ongoing editorial work such as document search, identification and control, transcription, and proofing on digitized texts from libraries and archives in Kentucky and across the nation. The editorial assistant will also edit biographies for a growing social network of people, places, and organizations mentioned in those texts. The editorial assistant will occasionally assist in CWGK outreach efforts and special projects.”

 

  1. 5 Tenure / Educator Track Positions for Dept of Communications and New Media, NUS

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Institution: The National University of Singapore (NUS)
Website: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1698564/5-tenure-educator-track-positions-for-dept-of-communications-and-new-media-nus/?TrackID=11

About: “We seek applicants for five positions to join us full-time in August 2019. The positions are either tenure-track or educator track (teaching-focused):

Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies (Tenure Track)

Assistant Professor in Computational Communication (Tenure Track)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Digital Humanities (Open Rank, Educator Track)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Digital Journalism (Open Rank, Educator Track)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Communication Management (Open Rank, Educator Track).”

 

  1. Call for video submissions: The Mediated Text

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Institution: Loughborough University Textual Futures
Website: None provided

About: “On Friday, 5 April 2019, Loughborough University Textual Futures will host ‘The Mediated Text’ symposium at its London campus. We will be joined by members of the BBC’s Research and Development team, publishers, and academics including Professors Martin Eve and Matthew Rubery to explore how the act of reading has always been, is currently, and may in the future be a mediated experience. As part of the symposium, we wish to showcase research that engages with these enquiries via a video loop. Videos could present relevant projects in a similar way to a traditional conference poster, demonstrate models and machines that facilitate new engagements with texts, or interrogate readers’ interactions with texts. For our purposes, ‘text’ is broadly defined to include all artistic outputs. Please note that your video should make sense without audio. If you would like your research to be screened in our loop, please send a weblink or initiate a file transfer for your video to Leah Henrickson (L.R.Henrickson@lboro.ac.uk) by Thursday, 28 February 2019. Please include all bibliographic information and a brief biography with your submission. If you would like to join us for the symposium, the registration fee will be £35 to include lunch and other refreshments throughout the day. Please note that videos should be MP4/H264 files, with aspect ratios of 16:9 and minimum resolutions of 720p. Videos should be no longer than 10 minutes.”

 

  1. Samuel H. Kress Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Digital Art History

Deadline: Not provided
Institution: Duke University
Website: http://www.dukewired.org/2019-dah-grad-fellowship/

About: “The Art, Art History & Visual Studies Department at Duke University is pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Digital Art History. The fellowship for $30,000 will help to offset the cost for an entering student in our Masters (MA) program in Digital Art History and Computational Media. The fellowship is specifically meant for populations of students often underrepresented in digital art history including people of color, first generation college students, and women. Duke is an ideal institution to receive this specialized intellectual training to prepare the student for success in rigorous PhD programs in art history and visual studies. For full details on the program see https://aahvs.duke.edu/graduate/MA-historical-cultural-visualization. Through this fellowship we intend to help diversify our field and to develop sophisticated, and rigorous computational work. Our MA is specifically targeted to address art historical questions in conjunction with area computational and cultural specialists at Duke. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation has made extraordinary contributions in the last decade to the support of new digital art history initiatives. This Kress Graduate Fellowship fosters and strengthens the connection between art historical research and the broader field of Digital Humanities. It builds off of the tested curriculum of the MA in Digital Art History & Computational Media while guiding the student to future success in an art history and visual studies PhD.”

 

  1. CFP: Digital Humanities and the Undergraduate Experience

Deadline: February 8, 2019
Institution: The SIUE IRIS Center
Website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeg34xMpP6FoDR-u0e_9mNrElUIdGWMopoPucveAm1yDhqRpA/viewform

About: “The SIUE IRIS Center, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences and Lewis and Clark Community College, is hosting the interdisciplinary conference “Digital Humanities and the Undergraduate Experience” Friday-Saturday, April 26-27. We are currently seeking proposals from university and college students, staff and faculty to present on their approach to integrating digital humanities (DH) into undergraduate curriculum, informal learning environments and student life.

 

  1. CFP: 4S Open Panel No. 28: Counter-Hegemonic Epistemologies as Innovation and/or Contestation

Deadline: February 1, 2019
Institution: Society for the Social Studies of Science
Website: https://www.4s2019.org/accepted-open-panels/

About: “The purpose of calling for Open Panel proposals is to stimulate the formation of new networks around topics of interest to the 4S community. For 4S 2019, open panels have been proposed by scholars working in nearly every continent and relating to just about every major STS theme. Open panel paper submissions should be in the form of abstracts of up to 250 words. They should include the paper’s main arguments, methods, and contributions to STS.”

 

  1. Digital Archivist

Deadline: February 1, 2019
Institution: Michigan State University
Website: http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500599/specialist-outreachfixed-term?fbclid=IwAR1vNWYNUUqb5PpG8d7yYoVYCp16u9AIRv0yYuPtlc0IyfjIGJfNXqCRRyA

About: “The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) at Michigan State University seeks a Digital Archivist to support the management of a sound archive and other digital scholarship projects. This is a full-time 12-months position with expectation of annual renewal. The digital archivist will dedicate 50% time to the American Religious Sounds Project (ARSP), a multi-year, cross-institutional, religious studies initiative that includes a sonic digital archive, community engagement workshops, and a multi-modal digital platform for exhibition and research. The successful candidate will develop, manage, and implement workflows for receiving, evaluating, and ingesting sound files and metadata into the ARSP archive. For more on the ARSP, see:  http://religioussounds.osu.edu/. The remaining 50% time will be devoted to supporting the development of other digital research projects across the College as a core member of DH@MSU. Depending on experience and skillsets, the successful candidate may also have the opportunity to teach a credit bearing course and/or supervise student internships in the Digital Humanities. For more on DH@MSU, see:  http://digitalhumanities.msu.edu.

 

  1. Call for Applications: Workshop in Digital and Practical Epigraphy

Deadline: February 15, 2019
Institution: University of London
Website: http://digitalclassicist.org/

About: “We invite applications for a six-day training workshop in digital and practical epigraphy at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 29 April – 4 May 2019. The workshop will be organised by Gabriel Bodard (ICS) and Katherine McDonald (Exeter), with additional training provided by Charlotte Tupman (Exeter), Charles Crowther (Oxford), Valeria Vitale (ICS) and Caroline Barron (Birkbeck). There will be no charge for the workshop. There will be a limited number of bursaries available to assist students and other unfunded scholars with the costs of travel and accommodation, provided by the AHRC Early Career Leadership Fellowship ‘Connectivity and Competition’ (PI Katherine McDonald). To apply for a place on this workshop please email k.l.mcdonald@exeter.ac.uk by *Friday 15 February 2019,* including the following information:
         a brief description of your reason for interest
         your relevant background and experience
         if you would like to request a bursary, an estimate how much you would need.”

 

  1. Call for Papers: titled “Science of Stories” 

Deadline: June 1, 2019
Institution: PLOS ONE
Website: https://collections.plos.org/s/science-of-stories

About: “This call for papers for a PLOS ONE Collection convenes diverse perspectives from the humanities and the sciences to: (1) explore the nature of narrative and narrative thinking in texts and other media (including social media); (2) propose methods to extract stories from datasets and vice versa; (3) analyze how narratives are transformed and how they cooperate or compete with each other as they move through time and space; and (4) communicate data-rich narratives to the public. The Guest Editors are Peter Dodds (University of Vermont), Mirta Galesic (Santa Fe Institute), Matthew Jockers (Washington State University), and Mohit Iyyer (University of Massachusetts Amherst).”

 

  1. Coordinators for the NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group

Deadline: February 15, 2019
Institution: NIAS-Lorentz Program
Website: https://nias-lorentz.nl/nltg-theme-groups/

About: “A NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group (NLTG) is an international group of either three or five researchers including the coordinator. All NLTG members hold fellowships at NIAS, providing them the opportunity to work as a team and engage in the kind of intensive interdisciplinary collaboration that is often difficult to realize in a regular academic setting. They specifically work as a group on cutting-edge research that bridges the divide between the humanities and/or social sciences and the natural and/or technological sciences. This can lead to concrete outcomes such as an edited volume, a scientific paper or a project proposal for external funding (e.g. ERC). Being part of an NLTG is particularly intended to benefit early/mid-career researchers who wish to explore and open a new interdisciplinary field of research through close interaction with theme group members from other scientific disciplines.”

 

  1. Two Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Digital Philosophy and/or History of Biology

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Institution: The FNRS MIS project Digital History and Philosophy of Biology (DHPB)
Website: https://charlespence.net/people/2019-mis-postdocs/

About: “The DHPB project aims to expand the use of the tools of digital humanities – particularly textual analysis – to study the history and philosophy of the life sciences. We have developed an application (see doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146004) and a corpus of journal article data (see doi:10.1016/j.shpsc.2016.04.003) enabling us to study at a broad scale the journal literature in evolutionary biology and related fields, offering a novel perspective on the growth and development of biological science (dating back to as early as 1860). We will gladly review postdoctoral fellowship applications from candidates trained in either philosophy or history of science, as well as digital humanities or the sciences (if such candidates have expertise in philosophical or historical work). The project has a broad interdisciplinary focus, and the PI is trained in both the history and the philosophy of science. The ideal candidate will have similar interdisciplinary training and research credentials.”

 

27. CFP: Convention of the Modern Language Association

Deadline: March 18, 2019
Institution: Modern Language Association
Website: https://www.mla.org/

About: “The International Brecht Society invites papers and comments on how digital humanities methodologies open up new approaches to Brecht’s writings and their “use-value” today, providing an opportunity to explore the challenges and limits of algorithms when they meet literary hermeneutics. The digital turn has had an impact on the teaching and practice of literary scholarship. Yet, while digital humanities methodologies have been lauded for at least two decades in literary studies, many students and colleagues are perplexed as to what such approaches entail. Skeptical observers tend to see literature and the digital world as fundamentally incompatible, yet nearly everyone recognizes that scholarly communication will soon be largely organized in digital venues. The digital migration of the world’s library archives is well underway. Both critics and promoters of digital humanities see it as a kind of replacement for traditional humanities scholarship, but the work of the literary critic has not changed with the advent of new technological hardware and software. We seek proposals that help bring Brecht in the digital age. What do we gain and lose in this transition?  250-word abstracts to Marc Silberman (mdsilber@wisc.edu) and Evan Torner (evan.torner@uc.edu) by March 18, 2019.” 

Events and Announcements

  1.  DH Awards 2018 — Call For Nominations

Deadline: February 3, 2019
Institution: DH Awards
Website: http://dhawards.org/dhawards2018/nominations/

About: “The annual open DH Awards 2018 is now accepting nominations! Please nominate any Digital Humanities resource in any language that you feel deserves to win in any of this year’s categories. The open DH Awards 2018 are openly nominated by the community and openly voted for by the public as a DH awareness activity. Although the working language of DH Awards is English, nominations may be for any resource in any language. Awards are not specific to geography, language, conference, organization or field of humanities. There are no financial prizes, just the honour of having won and an icon for your website.”

 

  1. Digital Editions, Start to Finish

Deadline: January 23, 2019
Institution: Texas A&M University, online
Website: http://programming4humanists.tamu.edu/registration/

About: “A continuing education course and online webinar offered by the Center of Digital Humanities Research – Texas A&M University. Beginning Friday, January 25, 2019 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am (CST). Meeting online via Bluejeans.com. Teachers: Syd Bauman (Northeastern Univ.), Diane Jakacki (Bucknell University), Laura Mandell (Texas A&M University). Registration is open: http://programming4humanists.tamu.edu/registration/. All skill levels welcome; designed for beginners. This course meets for two (2) hours on Fridays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (CST) beginning January 25, 2019 through May 3, 2019.* Digital Editions, Start to Finish: This class teaches faculty, staff, and students how to create a digital edition, from start to finish.  Attendees will bring documents of all types (prose, poetry, drama, letters, and records), in plain text, Word, or some other word-processing format, and will learn how to encode them using guidelines from the Text Encoding Initiative (http://www.tei-c.org ), and then will learn how to transform these texts using eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLTs) into web pages for online display of their digital editions.  No prior coding skills are required: we begin by explaining what all these codes are and why they are used, as well as teaching them to novices.  Two weeks’ classes will be spent workshopping on students own digital editions, with plenty of time for questions and help from the webinar conveners.”

 

 

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