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Friday Feature

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By: Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman

Welcome back to the DH@UO blog as we kick off the spring term! A friendly reminder that today, April 5, is the Data/Media/Digital Graduate Student Symposium taking place from 9:30am-5:15pm in the new DREAM Lab, which is located on the first floor of Knight Library. To see the full list of graduate student presenters and the schedule, click here. The event is free and open to all. We hope that you will join us today!

We would also like to draw your attention to a UO Libraries workshop series being held this spring. “Doing Digital Projects in the Open” will take place April 1, April 8, and April 15th. This is a three-part series designed to provide learners with a foundational understanding of open digital projects strategies and methods based on the Mozilla Foundation’s Open Leadership Framework. To RSVP to the workshops, please click here.

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UO Libraries is also offering a workshop on using the open source and free program “QGIS” on Tuesday, April 30th, from 1-3 pm. For more information about that event, follow this link:

Now, let’s jump into this week’s Friday Feature, which is packed full of DH opportunities.


  1. Digital Humanities Lecturers and Senior Lecturer

Deadline: 28 April 2019
Institution: King’s College

About: “King’s College London is recruiting Lecturers and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Digital Humanities. Lecturers are the UK equivalent of Assistant Professors and Senior Lecturers correspond to Associate Professors in the US system. King’s College London is in the fourth year of making a significant investment in the Department of Digital Humanities as part of an ambitious programme of growth and expansion in existing and emergent research areas and student numbers across its five Master programmes and the BA Digital Culture.”


  1. Research Assistant in the field of Digital Humanities

Deadline: 14 April 2019
Institution: Centro Humboldt

About: “The CENTRO HUMBOLDT – Center for Digital Cultural Heritage Research, to be founded in 2019, is an international cooperation at two locations: Berlin (BBAW) and Havana (Casa Museo Alejandro de Humboldt). 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.”


  1. Director Of Educational Technology

Deadline: Review ongoing, Apply ASAP
Institution: Boston University

About: “Boston University seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of Educational Technology. Reporting to the Associate Provost for Digital Learning & Innovation, the Director provides strategic leadership, vision, management, accountability for selection and deployment of enterprise-level educational technology services at Boston University. The Director and the Educational Technology group play an instrumental role in partnering with faculty in the transformation of teaching and learning at Boston University. The office of Digital Learning & Innovation (DL&I) directly reports to the University Provost and comprises three units, Educational Technology being the largest. The other two units are the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) and the Digital Education Incubator (DEI). Working in a federated environment, the Director will collaborate with the directors of the other units in addressing innovation and transformation in the field of teaching and learning at the university.”


  1. Post-Doc in Digital Storytelling

Deadline: 30 April 2019
Institution: McMaster University

About: “Working under the direction of the Academic and Administrative Directors of the Sherman Centre, the postdoctoral fellow will support the general outreach and curricular activities of the Sherman Centre, with a specific focus on the application of DH approaches to the area of digital storytelling through a variety of visualization, digital dissemination, and knowledge mobilization approaches. In alignment with their own DH research agenda, the fellow will, in close collaboration with other Sherman Centre staff:
– offer training and support for general and selected specific DH tools and techniques
– assess faculty and graduate student interests, needs, and goals with relation to digital storytelling in various forms of data analyses and visualization, knowledge dissemination and mobilization
– offer consultation to faculty and graduate students to enable them to begin including DH elements in their teaching and research
– engage library staff in other functional areas to draw their expertise into the DH space and connect them to faculty who need support
– support the further development of DH workshops, talks, and events at the Sherman Centre
– prepare and deliver an undergraduate digital humanities introductory course annually, and
– connect with other digital humanities initiatives in the region and beyond.

Beyond these responsibilities, the fellow will participate actively in the life and activities of the Sherman Centre and represent it at key DH events such as the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) and the annual Digital Humanities conference at the institution’s expense.”


  1. Assistant Professor, Digital Media, Tenure Track

Deadline: 24 April 2019
Institution: Brock University

About: “The Centre for Digital Humanities ( invites applications for a probationary tenure-stream position as Assistant Professor in Digital Media, effective July 1, 2019. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities across Brock’s Interactive Arts and Science and GAME programs, with opportunities to teach and supervise graduate students, also contributing service to the university and engaging in a program of scholarship and/or creative work. The successful candidate will contribute to the Centre for Digital Humanities’ scholarship outreach, including to the new BrockLinc facility.”



  1. ADHO SIG for Digital Humanities Pedagogy and Training

Deadline: April 19, 2019
Institution: DH2019 in Utrecht, Netherlands

About: “ADHO SIG for Digital Humanities Pedagogy and Training Mini-conference and Meeting; 9 July 2019, 9am-1pm, at DH2019 in Utrecht, Netherlands Proposals due: 19 April 2019. The ADHO Special Interest Group for Digital Humanities Pedagogy and Training invites submissions for a special mini-conference to be held Tuesday, 9 July, 9am-1pm before DH2019 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Building upon the DH2019 conference theme, “Complexities,” we are eager to foster a discussion about the many ways in which DH is taught and learned in academic contexts across languages, borders, cultures, and academic structures. This half-day conference will consist of presentation and breakout sessions. The presentation format will focus on lightning talks of 5-10 minutes. Proposals may be submitted via this link, before Friday 19 April 2019; proposals should include the name, affiliation, and email address of the proposed presenter(s), as well as a lightning talk title and an abstract of one to two paragraphs (250 words maximum).


  1. CFP: Ontologies for LOD in the Humanities

Deadline: May 13, 2019
Institution: DH2019 in Utrecht, Netherlands

About: “Scholars, researchers, and advocates of linked open data from the humanities and GLAM community are invited to participate in a half-day workshop, “Ontologies for Linked Data in the Humanities”, to take place prior to the start of Digital Humanities 2019, probably July 8th, in Utrecht, Netherlands. We are soliciting short papers (up to 2000 words) related to ontologies for an online collection and for presentation at the workshop.”


  1. ARIAH Digital Development Award for Art History Publishing

Deadline: June 3, 2019
Institution: Association of Research Institutes in Art History

About: “Launched in 2017, ARIAH is delighted to be offering again an award that contributes funding to the development of digital publications. This award is aimed at scholars seeking to take advantage of new possibilities offered by digital publishing platforms for presenting art historical research. It is also aimed at online publishers (broadly defined to include different kinds of online platforms that disseminate research, such as online journals, digital project spaces, and discrete parts of museum websites dedicated to scholarly content). The award is intended to help scholars move into the digital realm; to encourage innovative ideas in how digital publishing can support new modes and methods for disseminating art historical research; and to assist collaboration between authors and online publishers to enhance the digital presentation of research, which, it is hoped, will serve as future models for others and find broader applications in the field.”


  1. 10th European Summer University in Digital Humanities 

Deadline: None stated
Institution: University of Leipzig

About: “23rd July – 2nd August 2019, University of Leipzig We are happy to announce that applications for a place at the 10th European Summer University in Digital Humanities are being accepted from the 15th of March to the 1st of May 2019 (see: [1]). The Summer University takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive programme consists of workshops, public lectures, regular project presentations, a poster session, teaser sessions and a panel discussion.”


  1. CFP: The Making of the Humanities VIII: Decentralizing the History of the Humanities

Deadline: 1 July 2019
Institution: Society for the History of the Humanities

About: “The Making of the Humanities conference series is going to South Africa! The University of Cape Town will host the 8th conference in the series, from 21 till 23 November 2019, at the facilities of the Faculties of Economics and Law (Middle Campus). The MoH conferences are organized by the Society for the History of the Humanities ( and bring together scholars and historians interested in the history of a wide variety of disciplines, including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, media studies, musicology, and philology, tracing these fields from their earliest developments to the modern day. We welcome panels and papers on any period or region. We are especially interested in work that transcends the history of specific humanities disciplines by comparing scholarly practices across disciplines and civilisations.”


  1. 15 month Postdoctoral Position

Deadline: 24 April 2019
Institution: Creative Europe, Media

About: “Applicants are invited for a 15 month postdoctoral position supporting the “IGNITE” project ( by Creative Europe, Media. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, multi-national research team creating an online module in Design Thinking and Making to be taught at MA level Maastricht and Aarhus Universities, as well as online through the #dariahTeach platform. We are looking for a talented and flexible early career researcher to be part of the team to assist with a range of activities supporting both the development of the module and the #dariahTeach platform. Researchers who have a completed a PhD in humanities or who have recently submitted, social science or education, with methodological experience in one or more of the following: e-learning, digital humanities, or design thinking are invited to apply. The candidate should have interest in and experience with a multidisciplinary approach to the areas of Knowledge, Technology and Digitalisation. The postdoctoral researcher will be based at Maastricht University.”


  1. Visiting Research Programmer for Scholarly Communication and Publishing (2-Year Appointment)

Deadline: 19 April 2019
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

About: “The University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is looking for a collaborative research programmer excited about researching and developing new models of digital publishing for innovative, multimodal work in conversation with the open source community. Reporting to the Manager of Scholarly Communication and Repository Services (SCARS) team in Library IT and working closely with the Head of Scholarly Communication and Publishing, the Visiting Research Programmer will play a key role in research development and systems administration of open source software used by the library publishing service, the Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN). The individual in this role will also consult with authors and editors as needed to resolve technical problems with library publishing systems for books, journals and open educational resources, and will implement technical solutions to publishing problems that arise in the creation of these multimodal, nontraditional works where the form of the digital publication relates closely to the research argumentation. The programmer will additionally use their expertise related to publishing systems to collaborate with the publishing team on development and documentation of workflows and policies related to the publishing service. The research programmer will contribute to a research agenda related to developing new models of digital publishing through systems development as well as investigation time, initially through the Mellon-funded Publishing Without Walls research initiative.”


  1. DHSI@Congress 2019

Deadline: Registration Open
Institution: Digital Humanities Summer Institute

About: “Are you curious about how the Digital Humanities can support your research, teaching, and dissemination? Join us for the fifth annual DHSI@Congress workshop series on June 5th at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Built on the community model of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, the 1.5 hour DHSI@Congress sessions are facilitated by established scholars and emerging leaders in the field. We invite interested Congress attendees to register for any and all workshops that engage their interest.”


  1. CFP: Archives, Access and AI: Working with Born-Digital and Digitised Archival Collections

Deadline: 1 June 2019
Institution: Not Stated

About: “This three-day conference in London (15-17 Jan. 2020) will bring together archivists, humanities scholars, computer scientists and policy makers to discuss the way we work with archives now. At a time of rapid change, it is essential to harness the data revolution to bring our cultural heritage from obscurity to light. Please send a 300-word proposal and one-page CV by 1 June 2019 to Lise Jaillant ( and Victoria Stobo (”


  1. CFP: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

Deadline: 19 April 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. Call for Applications: “The Art Historical Image in the Digital Age” at the American Academy in Rome

Deadline: 8 April 2019
Institution: American Academy in Rome

About: “’The Art Historical Image in the Digital Age’ at the American Academy in Rome is a ten-day, intensive course designed to equip scholars of art from any historical period with the basic skills necessary to excel in the digital humanities: digital image management, organization, and analysis. 2019 Dates: July 1-12, 2019.”


  1. Associate Director of Research Support Services (RSS): HathiTrust Research Center

Deadline: 22 April 2019
Institution: 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. Sustaining DH Workshop

Deadline: 11 April, 2019
Institution: Brigham Young University

About: “Series of NEH-funded Institutes that focus on the sustainability of digital humanities projects. These workshops are based on the Socio-Technical Sustainability Roadmap (STSR), a project housed in the Visual Media Workshop at the University of Pittsburgh. They will be run over the course of this academic year at a series of host institutions across the United States (University of Pittsburgh, Georgia Institute of Technology, Oklahoma State University, Brown University, and Brigham Young University). These two-day workshops are structured group exercises that guide participants through the practice of creating effective sustainability plans. This email is specifically about the event that will run at Brigham Young University from May 16-17, 2019. The workshop will take place on those days between 8:30 am-5:00 pm at the University.”




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