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Friday Feature

Posted in DH Blog, and Friday Feature

By: Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman

Welcome to our last blog post of the winter term! In today’s Friday Feature, we are bringing you sixteen DH positions and CFPs, as well as seven upcoming DH events. 

Before we depart for spring break, we want to give you a heads up that on April 5, the first Friday of spring term, DH@UO, the New Media and Culture Certificate, and the School of Journalism and Communication are co-hosting a Data/Media/Digital Graduate Student Symposium. The symposium will take place in the new DREAM Lab, located on the first floor of Knight Library. To see the full list of graduate student presenters and the schedule, click here. We hope that you will join us!

  1. Academic Technology Specialist for History

Deadline: None Provided
Institution: University of Stanford

About: “The Academic Technology Specialist (ATS) is a staff member of the Stanford University Libraries, closely collaborating with (and jointly funded by) the University’s Department of History. The ATS’s primary responsibilities are to promote, develop, and deploy innovative digital methods in support of research, pedagogy, and publication. The ideal candidate will have a record of innovation and creativity in making technology accessible, understandable, and appealing to an academic audience. The ATS must demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the ideas and practices that form the foundation of instruction and research in History. The History ATS is expected to bring the leadership and technical expertise necessary to envision and execute exceptional, innovative projects with faculty and graduate students in the Department of History and often as part of a team of SUL staff in providing such support. Within the Department of History this will involve innovations in pedagogy and research. The ATS should be able to guide students in pursuing digitally based research and methodologies, assist faculty and students in developing digital presentations, and guide faculty in understanding some of the possibilities for incorporating a digital component into their work. This is a job for a historian with technical expertise, enthusiasm for Digital History and the Digital Humanities more broadly, and a desire to mentor faculty and students to explore new methodologies and build things with us.”


  1. Digital Projects Specialist

Deadline: 18 March 2019
Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

About: “The Digital Initiatives Program at Randall Library creates, preserves, and provides access to unique digital collections to support research and teaching. The Digital Projects Specialist oversees daily operations in converting a wide range of materials to digital formats, providing quality control, and ensuring that standards and best practices are followed. In collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Librarian, the Digital Projects Specialist plays a key role in developing procedures, designing workflows, and identifying and testing tools and software to increase the Unit’s capabilities to address current and new needs.”


  1. Digital Scholarship Research Developer

Deadline: None Provided
Institution: Stanford University

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. Library Digital Publishing Fellow 

Deadline: 2 April 2019
Institution: California Polytechnic State University

About: “The Robert E. Kennedy Library is embarking on a Digital Publishing project to investigate non-traditional methods to publish scholarship and is seeking an enterprising masters-level professional who brings a passion for vibrant publishing methodologies and emerging platforms. The Library Digital Publishing Fellow will assist with this project to explore the intersection between Cal Poly scholarship and non-traditional publishing methods. The successful Fellow will demonstrate excellent communication, project management skills, and the ability to multitask in a creative and innovative environment. Under general direction of the Exhibits and Campus Art Curator, the Library Digital Publishing Fellow will help investigate, develop, and pilot digital publishing approaches for library assets with a primary focus on faculty exhibit catalogs. The fellow will contribute to new directions in the open dissemination of digital materials resulting from the Creative Works program’s exhibition, scholarship, research, and educational activities. The project’s expected outcomes include development of best practices, prototyping digital catalogs, and program recommendations for publishing digital projects.”


  1. HathiTrust Research Center’s Advanced Collaborative Support program

Deadline: 15 April 2019
Institution: HathiTrust Digital Library

About: “The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) requests proposals for its Advanced Collaborative Support Program (ACS), a scholarly service offering collaboration between researchers and HTRC staff to solve challenging problems related to computational analysis of the HathiTrust corpus. While we will review proposals on any topic that makes use of HathiTrust content and/or HTRC tools and services, we are particularly interested in proposals that address the following:

Genre (or other categorical) detection;

Metadata generation and derivation that may support discovery or further exploration;

Pedagogical uses of HTRC, e.g., development of teaching or instructional modules;

Analysis of HathiTrust content in combination with other data sources.

ACS awards are delivered in the form of HTRC staff time and compute resources. Each awarded proposal will receive access to HTRC staff to collaborate on the proposed project during the award period. The staff consists of specialists in information science, computer science, cultural analytics, and HathiTrust. HTRC ACS support may include such activities as project scoping; navigating HTRC and HathiTrust tools, data, and collections; volume identification and workset/dataset creation; facilitating data access; and selecting, customizing, or running analysis tools.”


  1. CFS: special issue on “Ethical, Legal, and Societal Aspects of Wearable Robots,”

Deadline: 30 Septembe, 2019
Institution: Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics.

About: “Wearable robots (WRs) are an emerging technology designed to augment, train or supplement motor functions. Usually worn over clothing, WRs are mechanical devices that are essentially anthropomorphic in nature, are worn by an operator and fit closely to the body, and work in concert with the operator’s movements. Ideally, they work in seamless integration with the user’s (residual) musculoskeletal system and sensory-motor control, with minimal cognitive disruption and required compensatory motion. The term ‘wearable robots’ includes both exoskeletons and orthoses, which relate to WR’s purposes. Although they also contextualize the computer in such a way that the human and computer are inextricably intertwined, WRs are different from wearable computing in general, e.g. fitness trackers, smart watches or head-mounted displays, which are also body-borne devices but lack the influence on motor functions and subsequent intertwinement of human and machine). Wrs should be also distinguished from social robots, which are external to the body; and prosthesis, which replace rather than support limbs.”


  1. HaPoC 2019: 2nd Call for Abstracts

Deadline: 30 April, 2019
Institution: 5th International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing

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. CFP: Up Close and Personal: Ethical Social Media Research in a Distant and Big Data World

Deadline: 11 April, 2019
Institution: ACH 2019, Pittsburgh, PA, July 23-26

About: “We invite paper proposals that instantiate this richness and variation of approach. We seek in particular work that describes and advocates for “small data” social media research that is up close and personal, situated and interested–as opposed to, perhaps, that which is objective, processed, filtered, quantified, and “big.” This panel constructs itself around critical subjectivity and ethical relations between social media researchers and the texts and authors they consider. This panel foregrounds situated knowledges and a generous reading practice that supports the rhetorical or aesthetic aims of the authors producing the texts we engage. We wish to attract the participation of scholars who might not otherwise have applied to a DH conference, from their understanding or experience of the privileging of larger scale, computation heavy, distant or suspicious reading methodologies, or the high barriers to acceptance that usually mark the larger conferences. We also are particularly interested in communities not normally hailed by DH, but whose scholars are producing innovative and, we feel, highly relevant work about online practices in new media studies, critical race and ethnic studies, disability studies, and auto/biography studies, for example. We particularly invite junior scholars, precarious scholars, those new to the field, and minoritized or underrepresented scholars to submit proposals. Send 250 word proposals to, by April 11, 2019, with response from the organizers on or before April 18, 2019.”


  1. PhD position in History and/or Philosophy of Computing

Deadline: Reach out “Well Before” 20 March 2019
Institution: Université de Lille (France) and University of Kent (UK)

About: “We are inviting applications for a 3-year funded PhD position in History and/or Philosophy of Computing, jointly supervised by Liesbeth De Mol (CNRS- (UMR 8163, Université de Lille), Tomas Petricek (University of Kent) and Shahid Rahman (UMR 8163, Université de Lille).The position will be shared between Université de Lille and University of Kent in Canterbury in the framework of the call for proposals of co-supervised doctorates between I-site ULNE and the University of Kent. You will be expected to spend two years in Lille and one year in Canterbury. The scope of the project is open-ended and we encourage interested applicants to informally contact us as soon as possible in order to develop a more detailed research proposal.”


  1. Internet Histories Early Career Researcher Award

Deadline: 15 October 2019
Institution:  Internet Histories

About: “Are you conducting groundbreaking research in the field of Internet or Web history? Then the newly established ‘Internet Histories Early Career Researcher Award’ may be something for you. We invite any interested early career researchers (masters students, doctoral students, and post-doctoral researchers) to send us an original article, between 6,000 and 8,000 words, by 15 October 2019. All selected articles will be published in a special issue of the journal Internet Histories in the second half of 2020 and also automatically be nominated for the “Internet Histories Early Career Researcher” Award, which carries a prize of 500 euros.”


  1. CFP: Materia on the Move: Trade & Colonisation of Collections – Digital Studies in Provenance

Deadline: 5 May 2019
Institution:  2019 Digital Humanities conference (DH2019)

About: “The workshop  will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Digital Humanities conference (DH2019), the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations which will take place in July 9-12,  2019, in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from various humanities disciplines, such as history, ethnography and archaeology, with the established guardians of collections, namely researchers in archival, library, museum studies and information science professionals and stakeholders to present and discuss approaches in tracing and documenting provence, be it geographical or
cultural and ideological.”


  1. CFP: “The State of the Syllabus” Roundtable

Deadline: 20 March, 2019
Institution: MLA 2020
Website: None provided

About: “The syllabus plays multiple roles in academe: it serves as a guide to a course for students; an intellectual provocation; a description of a field; a representation of scholarship; a contract. With the advent of projects such as the Open Syllabus Project and repositories such as Humanities CORE, along with the popular use of social media, the syllabus has emerged as an open and connected space for conversation and argument. It renders pedagogical labor visible as it is shared, along with other materials, in repositories and social media streams. Such openness carries with it both possibilities and risks. For this session at MLA 2020, we seek short provocations on roles that the syllabus plays — for instance, the syllabus as open document; the syllabus as contract; the syllabus as blank slate. Proposals should posit a “syllabus as” concept and articulate it in 200-300 words. At the session itself, participants will offer 5 minute position papers on their concept and then invite the audience to a moderated conversation about the current state of the syllabus. Please send a short proposal (200-300 words) by 3/20/19 to,, and


  1. CFP: History of Formal Methods 2019 Workshop

Deadline: 30 April 2019
Institution: History of Formal Methods, Porto, Portugal

About: “This is a workshop on the history of formal methods in computing. The aim is to bring together historians of computing, technology, and science with practitioners in the field of formal methods to reflect on the discipline’s history. There will be a round of abstract submission prior to the workshop which will determine who is invited to give a presentation at the workshop. Afterwards, presenters may submit papers based on their presentations for inclusion in the workshop’s proceedings.”


  1. Associate Director of Research Support Services (RSS)

Deadline: 25 March 2019
Institution: HathiTrust Research Center, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

About: “The School of Information Sciences, (iSchool), seeks an Associate Director of Research Support Services (RSS): HathiTrust Research Center.  This position leads the day-to-day operations and contributes to setting the research agenda of the RSS unit of HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). This position oversees the
execution of research and development projects, from conception to implementation, revision or retirement. This Associate Director will facilitate co-ordination of RSS operations with other HTRC Associate Directors at Indiana University and University of Michigan. Working within a distributed, virtual research center, with staff and collaborators located around the world, Associate Director of RSS will also contribute to setting the research agenda of HTRC.”


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

Deadline: 15 March, 2019
Institution: UC Santa Barbara

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. Full-time Research Assistant 

Deadline: 31 March 2019
Institution: CENTRO HUMBOLDT – Center for Digital Cultural Heritage Research, Berlin/La Habana

About: “As an interdisciplinary and intercultural project, the CENTRO HUMBOLDT will be home to a team of international researchers who work to preserve, develop and research written cultural heritage with the help of the technologies and methods of the digital humanities. This includes creating the philological basis for the corpus to be jointly developed within the framework of a digital workflow (digitization – metadata capture – text capture in TEI-XML – publication) and supporting it with own research and scholarly editing (transcription, indexing, annotation). The position includes regular work assignments and team meetings in Havana. The focus of the project is on cultural and scientific historical sources of the 18th and 19th centuries in the context of Alexander von Humboldt’s American journey.”

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. Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

Deadline: Registration Open
Institution: The University of Oxford

About: “The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) offers training to anyone with an interest in the Digital Humanities, including academics at all career stages, students, project managers, and people who work in IT, libraries and cultural heritage, and related industries. DHOxSS 2019 will offer the usual popular programme of workshops and lectures, as well as optional excursions and outings. Each participant follows one of our workshop strands throughout the week, supplementing
their training with expert guest lectures.


  1. HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education,”

Deadline: Registration Open
Institution:  University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Department of English at the University of Victoria (UVic), in collaboration with HASTAC

About: “The Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Department of English at the University of Victoria (UVic), in collaboration with HASTAC, are pleased to announce HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education,” which will take place on unceded Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) territory at UBC Vancouver this May (16-18 May 2019). Early bird registration for the conference ends next week (14 March 2019). Early bird rates are: Academic Librarian or Staff: $140; Non-Academic: $125; Postdoc: $125; Student: $115; Non-Tenured Faculty: $140; Tenured Faculty: $175; Non-Presenter (all three days): $80; Non-Presenter (one day): $30; Elder: no fee.”


  1.  Virtual Poster Session

Institution: Stanford University’s “Digital Humanities Across Borders” DLCL 204 course

About: “The students of Stanford University’s “Digital Humanities Across Borders” DLCL 204 course invite you to join them for a virtual poster session of their final projects. This quarter, the students have been applying a variety of digital humanities tools and methods to texts in a non-English language of their choice (including Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese). Final posters are up at this URL: Shorter write-ups and other materials may trickle in over the next couple days. Each project has its own hashtag along with the course hashtag. Students will be reading and responding to questions and comments on Thursday, March 14th from 1:30-2:50 PM Pacific Time.”


  1.  DHSITE 2019

Deadline: Registration Open
Institution: University of Ottawa

About: “The Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa presents DHSITE 2019! Join us from May 13 to 17, 2019 for a two rounds of workshops, research presentations, round tables and stimulating discussion about digital humanities scholarship and pedagogy! Information about workshops, scheduling, and pre-registration can be found at Questions? Please contact Jada Watson at »


  1. Membership Open: Digital Art History Society (DAHS)

Website: :

About: “We invite you to become a member of the new Digital Art History Society (DAHS), which launched on January 1, 2019. The Digital Art History Society (DAHS) will foster and support the practice and publication of art historical scholarship incorporating and benefiting from digital strategies and technologies by providing a forum for its members to present and advance digital art history, examine problems confronting the field, and to identify and communicate scholarly needs and opportunities. DAHS has recently launched a website providing information about resources (such as publications and portals) and opportunities (such as conferences and workshops) for its members: DAHS also provides a listserv to facilitate communication among its members and has received affiliate status with the College Art Association.”


  1. 2019 Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Arts Festival

Deadline: Registration Open

About: “Registration for the 2019 Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Arts Festival is now open. This major international gathering of scholars and practitioners engaged with born-digital / electronic / screen literatures will be hosted at University College Cork, Ireland from July 15-17th.”


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