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Friday Feature

Posted in DH Blog, and Friday Feature

By: Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman

Welcome back! Today we are bringing you our Friday Feature, which lists jobs, CFPs, and DH events from around the world.

Before we jump into the blog, we would like to remind you that today, February 15, is the deadline for submitting proposals to the Data/Media/Digital Graduate Symposium (4/5/19) and What is Technology Conference (April 11-13). If your work is accepted for presentation at both events, your registration fee for What is Technology? will be waived!  The Symposium is free for presenters. More details about these UO-sponsored follows:

CFP: Data/Media/Digital Graduate Student Symposium (4/5/19)
Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2019
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
by Friday, February 15, 2019. Questions about this event can be sent to any of the following: Bish (School of Journalism and Communication), Colin Koopman: (New Media & Culture Graduate Certificate + Philosophy), or Heidi Kaufman: (Digital Humanities + English). 

CFP: What is Technology? Conference (April 11-13, 2019).

For information about What is Technology?, see

For Call for Proposals, click here

Proposals for What is Technology? should be 150–200 word abstracts sent to

Friday Feature:


  1. Professorship of Digital Humanities

Deadline: March 5, 2019
Institution: University of Cambridge

About: “The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Digital Humanities invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of Digital Humanities to take up appointment on 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates will have an outstanding record of international stature in research in or related to the Digital Humanities, as well as the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in the field at the University of Cambridge. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification. The postholder’s primary responsibility is to provide academic and intellectual leadership for and high-level strategic input into the University’s work in the field of Digital Humanities ( Additional professorial duties include research and teaching. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.”


  1. Head of Digital Historical Research

Deadline: February 26, 2019
Institution: Leibniz Institute of European History

About: “The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is an independent research institute within the Leibniz Association. It conducts research on the religious, political, social and cultural foundations of Europe in the early modern and modern period and runs an international fellowship programme. As a member of the Mainz Centre for Digitality in the Humanities and Cultural Studies (mainzed), the IEG is committed to the enhancement of digital tools and methods as well as the development of digital research infrastructures ( The IEG invites applications for the position of Head of Digital Historical Research (TV-L EG 15). The position is initially limited to five years with the aim of continuing.”


  1. CFP: 5th international conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing

Deadline: None provided
Institution: HaPoC

About: “For HaPoC 2019, we welcome contributions from scholars who intend to participate in the debate on the impact of computers on culture, science, and society from the perspective of their area of expertise, and who are open to engage in interdisciplinary discussions across multiple fields.”


  1. Call for Applications: Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist: Introductory, Research-focused

Deadline: March 22, 2019
Institution: Northeastern University Women Writers Project

About: “Applications are invited for participation in a new series of advanced institutes on text analysis, sponsored by the Northeastern University Women Writers Project with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These events will introduce teachers and researchers at varied levels of expertise to the text analysis methods and interpretive questions arising from word embedding models, which represent connections between words as computable spatial relationships. These institutes will explore practical techniques and also interpretive outcomes, working with simple, open-access web tools hosted in the Women Writers Online Lab. Each institute will begin with a three-day in-person event, followed by a three-month period of virtual discussion and consultation with WWP staff and fellow participants to ensure that these challenging concepts and techniques can be thoroughly internalized. Participants will be encouraged to share research and teaching outcomes (syllabi, assignments, blog posts, research papers) and will be given the opportunity to post preliminary results and work in progress on the WWP blog.”


  1. CFP: Digital Humanities in Theatre Research

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Institution: International Federation for Theatre Research
Website: None provided

About: “A Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research Special Session 1 – 4 May, 2019, New York City, NY (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts). This year the Digital Humanities in Theatre Research working group is not meeting at the annual IFTR conference in Shanghai, but instead at a special session at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City. The meeting will include a special tour of Theatre archives in New York City. We are soliciting papers and project presentations that represent the full range of experience theatre scholars and practitioners have with Digital Humanities. Working groups are not required to address the theme of an IFTR conference but papers which enter into conversation with the 2019 IFTR conference theme – Theatre, Performance, and Urbanism- are most welcome.
Abstracts (up to 300 words) on either a proposed paper or the presentation of a digital project will be accepted in English. Abstracts are due by March 1, 2019 [NEW DEADLINE], and to be submitted by email to”


  1. Data Ingestion Specialist

Deadline: February 22, 2019
Institution: Europeana

About: “We are looking for a Data Ingestion Specialist who will: work closely with data partners to make their collections available in accordance to Europeana’s content strategy. Coordinate between data partners and Europeana teams to support professionals in cultural heritage institutions into becoming active participants in a culturally connected platform for Europe where collections are available to the general public and for use in education, research, and creative industries.”


  1. Full or Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies

Deadline: February 25, 2019
Institution: Universität St.Gallen

About: “The University of St Gallen seeks to appoint a Professor of Media and Communication Studies within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) from February 1, 2020. The successful candidate will investigate the role of media in the interplay between state, economy and public sphere. Possible research specialisms include theories of digital transformation, the analysis of communication networks, forms of production and organization of social media, trans-medial convergence, and media aesthetics.”


  1. CFP: Information & Culture: A Journal of History

Deadline: N/A
Institution: Information & Culture: A Journal of History

About: “Information & Culture: A Journal of History ( is actively soliciting articles for publication. The journal publishes high quality, peer reviewed articles on the history of information. The social and cultural context of information and information technology, viewed from an historical perspective, is at the heart of the journal’s interests. Typical papers might focus, for example, on the histories of information institutions, agencies, domains, or businesses; the history of information work and workers; the history of information in everyday life; the history of information and communication practices; the history of information artifacts (ranging from books to computers, information infrastructures and networks); the history of the organization and classification of information; the history of concepts and theories in the information domain; and intellectual and theoretical approaches for writing information history.”


  1. Call for Papers: DH Benelux 2019

Deadline: None provided
Institution: Université de Liège (ULiège), Belgium

About: “Dear colleague, we are very pleased to invite you to contribute to the DH Benelux 2019 Conference which will take place at the University of Liège in Belgium, from Wednesday 11 until Friday 13 September 2019. This sixth annual conference serves as a platform for the community of interdisciplinary Digital
Humanities researchers to meet, present and discuss their latest research findings and to demonstrate tools and projects. This year’s central theme is Digital Humanities in Society.” 


  1. CFP: Biographical Data in a Digital World 2019

Deadline: May 15, 2019
Institution: Held in Varna, Bulgaria

About: “This conference aims at bringing together researchers from both the humanities and the computer sciences to exchange experiences, methods and practices with respect to ICT mediated quantitative and qualitative analysis of biographical data. What can we do already with computational methods with the huge amount of digital biographical data that is available? What will we be able to do in the future? What will we not be able to do? Varna (Bulgaria) 5-6 September 2019.”


  1. Two fully funded PhD positions in Digital Humanities (Philosophy)

Deadline: February 24, 2019
Institution: University of Groningen

About: “In the department History of Philosophy, we are looking for applications for two fully funded PhD positions in Philosophy and Digital Humanities starting 1 May 2019. The successful candidates will work with Dr Andrea Sangiacomo and his team on the ERC-funded project The Normalisation of Natural Philosophy for a period of four years.”


  1. CFP: Digitorium 2019

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Institution: University of Alabama

About: “We’re very excited to invite proposals for Digitorium 2019, a multi-disciplinary Digital Humanities conference held at the University of Alabama from October 10-12, 2019. We seek proposals from a range of people including those who are brand new in the field of Digital Humanities, experienced scholars, and anybody in-between to create an inclusive environment where everybody can learn something from each other. Proposals should demonstrate how we as digital humanists can engage with communities and our scholarship in new and innovative ways.”


  1. Temporary Lecturers, Summer Minor in the Digital Humanities

Deadline: February 19, 2019
Institution: The Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley

About: “The Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of outstanding lecturers to teach in the Summer Minor in the Digital Humanities. Courses are offered in a six-week session, July 8, 2019- August 16, 2019. Summer Sessions Lecturer appointments are part time and weighed at 50%. The salary is calculated at 11% of the annual academic salary.”


  1. CFP: Digital Modern Languages tutorial writing sprint in July 2019

Deadline: March 10, 2019
Institution: King’s College, London

About: “The Digital Modern Languages tutorial writing sprint is a physical and virtual event designed to create a variety of open educational resources demonstrating the critical use of digital tools and methods for teachers, learners and researchers interested in modern languages and cultures. Following on from the strand’s landscaping exercises mapping interactions between modern languages and digital culture, it is the latest in a series of events exploring practical engagements between the two, in this case focusing on the potential of critical digital literacies and creative digital methods to reshape how learners engage with modern languages and cultures.” 


  1. Assistant Research Scholar

Deadline: Open until filled
Institution: Digital Initiatives, NYU

About: “The Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University seeks an Assistant Research Scholar to help develop, implement, and extend its digital projects and to participate in the scholarly life of the ISAW community. A key component of the ISAW Library’s mission is to provide access to and support for new and innovative forms of digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and pedagogy in the ancient studies.”


  1. Professor of Cultural Data Analytics

Deadline: February 26, 2019
Institution: 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.”


DH Events:

  1. 10th European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”

Institution: University of Leipzig

About: “10th European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology” – 23rd July – 2nd August 2019, University of Leipzig* The European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology” (ESU) takes place for the 10th time at the University of Leipzig. Interest in the ESU can be expressed already now by creating an account with the ConfTool of the ESU The Summer University takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive programme consists of workshops, teaser sessions, public lectures, regular project presentations, a poster session and a panel discussion.Each workshop consists of a total of 18 sessions or 36 week-hours. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10. Workshops are structured in such a way that participants can either take the two blocks of one workshop or two blocks from different workshops.”


  1. THATCampX


About: “Join us on April 8th, 2019 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia for THATCamp @ X! The theme of our event will be Digital Pedagogies, with a focus on post-secondary instruction methods. We welcome students, teachers, librarians, and other professionals interested in this topic. 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.”


  1. Open Registration: The BAL-ADRIA Summer School on Digital Humanities

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Institution: Linnaeus University (LNU) and University of Zadar

About: “The BAL-ADRIA Summer School on Digital Humanities will be held in the period of 16 to 22 June 2019, in Zadar, Croatia (*Baltic-Adriatic). It is organized by Linnaeus University (LNU) and University of Zadar, in collaboration with DARIAH-EU, Uppsala University, and Data Intensive Sciences and Applications Centre of Excellence at LNU. This instance of the summer school covers 1) the theory of digital humanities research methods and 2) the practice of fundamentals of programming for digital humanities.



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