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Friday Feature

Posted in DH Blog, and Friday Feature

By: Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman

It has been quite a week in Eugene with the biggest snowfall the community has experienced in years. Despite the snowpocalypse, we still have a lot of DH opportunities to share with you. At the top of the list you will find a handful of fantastic DH postdoctoral, research, and professorial positions, for which we hope some of you will apply. Happy Friday!


  1. Weld DH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Institution: Princeton University
Website: https://cdh.princeton.edu/updates/2019/02/14/be-our-next-cdh-postdoc/

About: “The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton University invites applications for a two-year Weld Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting in July 2019. The appointment will be at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate and will be through the Library. As a member of the CDH team, the Digital Humanities Fellow will devote 50% time to participating in the life of the Center, which includes: collaborating with faculty, graduate students, librarians, programmers, and designers on DH projects, providing consultations, offering workshops, and attending regular staff meetings and CDH events. The other 50% of the candidate’s time will involve developing his or her own research project. Additionally, the successful candidate may be asked to teach at least one, but no more than two, digital humanities courses per year during the two year term of their fellowship, subject to sufficient enrollments and with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, he or she will carry the additional title of Lecturer, and his or her research responsibilities will be reduced accordingly.”

 

  1. Postdoctoral Research Associate–Digital Humanities Initiative–Institute for the Humanities

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Website: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=110511&job=postdoctoral-research-associate-digital-humanities-initiative-institute-for-the-humanities

About: “The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be hired in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Initiative, a new collaboration between the Institute for the Humanities and the UIC Library.  This is a one-year position, with an appointment from 16 August 2019 to 15 August 2020, designed to expose faculty and students to research in digital humanities, and new research methods in that field. Duties: The Research Associate will conduct their current research in a vibrant setting of fellows at the Institute for the Humanities; during the year, they will present their research in a public lecture and seminar.  In addition, the Research Associate will assist in planning a conference of other digital humanists; consult with faculty and students engaged in, or interested in, digital projects; and provide guidance on building the Digital Humanities Initiative into a sustainable forum for intellectual collaboration.”

 

  1. Digital Humanities Research Associate (two positions)

Deadline: Applications reviewed on rolling basis
Institution: The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
Website: http://itatti.harvard.edu/digital-humanities-research-associate

About: “The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies seeks two Digital Humanities Research Associates to join a research group working on semantically enriched digital publications and historical spatio-temporal data.  Applicants should have a background in Cultural Heritage Informatics and have experience in semantic web technologies and standards (RDF, SPARQL, OWL), including data modeling and transformation, preferably with the CIDOC-CRM and related ontologies. Software development experience in Java and web application development (Javascript, HTML5 etc.) highly preferred. Research Associates will collaborate with humanities scholars and other Digital Humanities researchers to implement a wide range of digital projects, including 3D reconstructions, geospatial mapping of historical data, and the building of knowledge graphs from scholarly publications and archival documents.”

 

4. Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Institution: The College of Arts at the University of Guelph
Website: http://www.uoguelph.ca/facultyjobs/postings/ad19-15.shtml

About: “The College of Arts at the University of Guelph seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Digital Humanities (start date July 1, 2019). Depending upon research area and educational background, the appointment will be made in one of the following units: the School of Languages and Literatures, the School of Fine Art and Music, the School of English and Theatre Studies, the Department of Philosophy or the Department of History. The University of Guelph has a long history of involvement in Digital Humanities and is engaged in building capacity and community in this interdisciplinary field. In addition to long-standing research projects in the area, the College of Art runs The Humanities Interdisciplinary Collaboration (THINC) Lab (https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/dhguelph/thinc) in partnership with the Library. We also offer the vibrant DH@Guelph series (https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/dhguelph) and the annual DH@Guelph Summer Workshops . A minor in Digital Humanities is currently under development. Responsibilities will include: graduate and undergraduate teaching and research in Digital Humanities as well as in the candidate’s disciplinary field. Additional responsibilities will include playing a significant role in building a coherent structure for college-wide Digital Humanities teaching and research, beginning with the development of the minor.”

 

  1. CFP: Recovery from the Margins: A Digital Poster Session

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Institution: Committee on Scholarly Editions, at the MLA 2020 Convention
Website: None provided

About: “Well-funded digital archives have energized the field of scholarly editing, yet the recovery of texts by women and people of color has suffered setbacks since the 1990s; in effect, the revitalization of marginal figures has been hampered by a canon that privileges particular genres over “messy” texts, scholarly rationales and digital encoding predicated on a model of single-author agency and the existence of multiple versions of a single text, and granting agencies that favor large-scale initiatives. The Committee on Scholarly Editions solicits presentations for a digital poster session on digital recovery efforts of rare or marginal texts, texts by women and people of color, texts that dislodge the single author model, and the exploration of the ways in which scholarly editions can avoid replicating colonization/marginalization. 300-word abstracts and bio(s) welcome by 15 March to Noelle Baker (noelle.baker@me.com).”

 

  1. Museum Curator (Digital)

Deadline: March 8, 2019
Institution: Smithsonian
Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524604400

About: “The position is located in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives, (SIA), and is part of the American Women’s History Initiative.The incumbent will work across the SI to access, research and produce digital resources and exhibitions pertaining to women scientist in American history.They will uncover the role of SI women scientist from the 19th century to today to heighten the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the role women, have played in constructing our national identify and culture.”

 

  1. Call for Applications: Textual Editing in the Digital Age

Deadline: March 4, 2019
Institution: Newcastle University
Website: https://atnu-ies.github.io/digital-editing-2019/

About: Welcome to the repo for the “Textual Editing in the Digital Age” training event (1-5 April 2019) at Newcastle University. The sessions will be convened by James Cummings (Newcastle, Text Encoding Initiative) [JC], Tiago Sousa Garcia (Newcastle) [TSG], and Christopher Ohge (London) [CO], with guest tutors Charlotte Tupman (Exeter) [CT] and Francesca Benatti (Open U) [FB]. The training will consist of alternating lectures and practical workshop sessions on textual editing with XML technologies, including a thorough grounding in TEI as well as introductions to XPath searching and TEI publication tools. Also planned are presentations of case studies, a visit to Newcastle Library’s Special Collections (to hear about their interesting digital editing projects). There may also be unofficial social visits to the pub some evenings. Registration is open to all students and staff, but preference will be given to MA and PhD students and early career staff from Northern England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. There will be no charge for the workshop.”

 

8. Academic Technology Consultant

Deadline: None Provided
Institution: Bates College
Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/59784

About: “Curricular and Research Computing (CRC) contributes to the academic mission of the College by providing programs and services that help the faculty and students easily and effectively use information technology in their teaching, learning and research.  CRC staff routinely consult and collaborate with faculty on a range of resources from using the college’s course and content management systems to creating media rich curricular content to developing computational and digital projects in support of teaching and scholarship. The Academic Technology Consultant –  Computation and 3D Technologies provides hands-on services and support to faculty, students and relevant support staff in the appropriate use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. This position actively pursues knowledge of information technology applications appropriate to a liberal arts setting and collaborates with faculty and students on evaluating and supporting established as well as newly emerging web technologies.  The ATC contributes to the provision of CRC services, especially the integration of visual representation, data manipulation and computation with teaching and learning, as well as works in coordination with other academic technology service points (including the Digital Media Studio and the Language Resource Center) to allocate CRC resources and provide a unified strategy for academic computational support. This is a full time, full year position.”

 

  1. CFP: The NEH-funded Sounding Spirit initiative

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Institution: University of North Carolina Press and Emory’s Center for Digital Scholarship
Website: https://www.soundingspirit.org/call-for-proposals/

About: “Work on three Sounding Spirit volumes is currently underway. To complete our initial slate of editions, we seek proposals for two additional Sounding Spirit volumes. Sounding Spirit is particularly interested in texts that represent the sacred music making of African American and Native American populations in or with roots in the southern United States. In addition to works published in the southern United States, we welcome texts published outside the US South emanating from groups dispersed through the Great Migration or forcibly displaced along the Trail of Tears or through other campaigns of indigenous removal. Sounding Spirit proposed volumes should feature gospel music or a hymn singing tradition and have been published between 1850 and 1925. Words-only hymnals in the lined-out tradition or gospel songbooks with substantive nonwhite authorship or use are of particular interest to the initiative. We also welcome proposals that expand or critique the present framing of Sounding Spirit.”

 

  1. Assistant Professor of Humanities: Computational thinking, Visualization, and/or Digital Humanities

Deadline: April 22, 2019
Institution: Danish Institute for Advanced Study, University of Southern Denmark
Website: https://www.sdu.dk/da/service/ledige_stillinger/1028349?sc_lang=en

About: “The Danish Institute for Advanced Study seeks an outstanding candidate to fill a position at the Assistant Professor level. The position is sponsored by the Department of Design and Communication and starts August 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The department resides at the University of Southern Denmark’s campus in Kolding. The place of employment is campus Kolding, but the successful candidate is expected to be at the DIAS in Odense on a weekly basis. The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as an Associate Professor. We offer a uniquely ambitious research environment and ample research funding attached to this particular position, and, for the successful candidate, a position where options for tenure will be discussed during a third-year review. Beyond this seed funding and besides being part of an excellent academic environment, D-IAS offers the strongest possible support in applications for further external funding from prestigious national and European funding schemes, e.g., Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants.”

 

  1. Humanities Data Curator (Assistant or Associate Specialist) in the Library

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Institution: University of California Santa Barbara
Website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01363

About: “The UC Santa Barbara Library is responding to recent and exciting changes in scholarship that include the increasing use of digital data and computational methods; expanding and novel cross-disciplinary data reuse; new emphases on transparency and reproducibility; concern for preservation and long-term usability; and the rise of new forms of scholarly communication including data publication and open access publishing. The UC Santa Barbara Library seeks a collaborative, dynamic scholar to foster excellence in data curation. Reporting to the Director of the Data Curation Program, the Humanities Data Curator is responsible for the planning and implementation of scholarly initiatives in support of data-intensive research and digital scholarship in the humanities on campus with the goal of ensuring the high functionality, discoverability, and preservability of digital research data throughout its lifecycle. As part of a growing team of data curators, the candidate will make substantial contributions to his/her primary area of responsibility as well as collaborate with other team members in addressing curation of data from other disciplines.”

 

  1. Digital Scholarship Research Developer

Deadline: None Provided
Institution: Stanford University
Website: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/digital-scholarship-research-developer-5595?et=AlYL9cTd

About: “The Stanford University Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) is seeking a full-time Digital Scholarship Research Developer to build sophisticated, sustainable, and generalizable projects and platforms in order to support interdisciplinary research in the computational social sciences and digital humanities at Stanford. Regular tasks will include analyzing, designing, developing, deploying, modifying, and maintaining computer programs in systems of moderate size and complexity or segments of larger systems.”

 

  1. CFP: Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives

Deadline: May 1, 2019 (deadline for draft submissions is March 15, 2019)
Institution: National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Website: https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/depc

About: “The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are pleased to invite implementation grant proposals for Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives. Working together, the Cooperatives will develop technical and human infrastructures to support the digital publication of documentary and scholarly editions and to provide for their long-term preservation, discovery, and use. This initiative responds to the urgent need of scholars and documentary editors for reliable, sustainable, authoritative, and field-driven outlets for publication and discovery of digital editions. At the same time, the Cooperatives will work together to create and sustain one or more federated systems for publishing and sustaining digital editions. Several implementation grants of up to $1 million, for up to three years, are expected to be awarded, for a total of up to $3 million. Implementation grants will be awarded in December 2019, with a start date of no later than January 1, 2020.” 

 

  1. CFP: The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, General Issue

Deadline: May 15, 2019
Institution: The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Website: https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/call-for-submissions/

About: “The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. We are interested in contributions that take advantage of the affordances of digital platforms in creative ways. We invite both textual and multimedia submissions employing interdisciplinary and creative approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Besides scholarly papers, the submissions can consist of audio or visual presentations and interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos; or other scholarly materials, including work that addresses the labor and care considerations of academic technology projects.”

 

  1. Assistant Editor, The Papers of Andrew Jackson

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Institution: The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Website: https://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?p=4643

About: “The University of Tennessee-Knoxville seeks a Research Assistant Professor of History to serve as Assistant Editor on The Papers of Andrew Jackson.  The Jackson project is producing a comprehensive edition of Jackson’s papers in seventeen bound volumes and two digital iterations.  Volume XI, covering the presidential year 1833, is now in press, and Volume XII, covering 1834, is in preparation.  The new Assistant Editor will engage in all aspects of the project’s work, including accessioning, selecting, calendaring, transcribing, and annotating documents for inclusion in the volumes, proofreading and indexing volume text, managing the project’s online presence, and coordinating with the digital edition hosts.  Qualifications include a PhD in American history with a pertinent research specialty and advanced literary skills.”


DH EVENTS

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

Institution: University of Oregon

About: Please join us for the Data/Media/Digital Graduate Student Symposium, a one-day symposium on Friday, April 5, 2019 that will be held in the Knight Library’s new DREAM Lab collaborative workspace. Presentations will be based on work in progress or on research and work in the final stages of development. This event will give us an opportunity to showcase exciting multi-disciplinary work being produced by graduate students across campus.

 

  1. Global Digital Humanities Symposium

Institution: Michigan State University
Website: http://www.msuglobaldh.org/registration/

About: “Michigan State University is proud to continue the Global Digital Humanities Symposium series into its fourth year on March 21-22, 2019. The symposium will address how the interdisciplinary practices of digital humanities can relate to global, indigenous, and/or underrepresented groups and topics. Conference attendance is free and open to the public with advanced registration. All sessions and the workshop will take place in the MSU Main Library, Green Room. Receptions and lunches will be located in the places listed on the schedule. If you would like to attend virtually, please select the virtual attendance options under registration.”

 

  1. Call for Participation: DATeCH 2019

Institution: Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
Website: http://datech.digitisation.eu/

About: “The DATeCH [http://datech.digitisation.eu/] (Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage) international conference brings together researchers and practitioners seeking innovative approaches for the creation, transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form. This interdisciplinary conference, takes place at the intersection of computer science, (digital) humanities, and cultural heritage studies. The conference aims to present an up-to-date vision of the most recent advances in technology for the digitisation of text, to showcase successful experiences in their application and to explore the challenges for the near future of digitisation. The 3rd edition of DATeCH will take place in the heart of Brussels (Belgium), at the facilities of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (http://www.kvab.be/en/contact) on 9-10 May 2019. The pre-conference workshop will take place at Royal Library of Belgium (https://www.kbr.be/en) on 8 May, 2019].”

 

  1. Registration for the 2019 Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Arts Festival

Institution: University of College Cork
Website: http://elo2019.ucc.ie/registration/

About: “ELO2019 (#ELOcork) will feature papers and panel sessions by ~150 scholars, as well as artworks and talks by a similar number of practitioners. Our keynote speakers include Astrid Ensslin, Michael Maguire, and Anne Karhio, and our excursions include a trip to the Jameson Distillery in Midleton (the real distillery, where they make every drop of Jameson whiskey). The theme for ELO2019 #ELOcork is “peripheries”, in that delegates are invited to explore the edges of literary and digital culture, including emerging traditions, indeterminate structures and processes, fringe communities of praxis, effaced forms and genres, marginalised bodies, and perceptual failings.”

 

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