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Friday Feature

Posted in DH Blog, and Friday Feature

By: Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman

Welcome back to the DH@UO blog! As we near summer break, the calls for proposals and applications are beginning to slow down, but we still have eleven fantastic DH opportunities to share with you today. Happy hunting!

1. Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Middle Eastern History

Deadline: 17 May 2019
Institution: Oklahoma State University

About: “The History Department at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position in medieval Middle Eastern history, to be held for one year and renewable for a second, beginning August 2019.  Prior research focus is open within the period 600-1500 CE and the region of the Middle East.  Ph.D. required at time of employment.

The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop an online reference tool for the medieval Middle East.  Specific duties include advanced data collection using the indices of published primary sources in at least two different languages; contributing to editorial review and design decisions; historical research related to the project; testing the tool before publication; presentations at academic conferences; and a public lecture at Oklahoma State University discussing the project and its outcomes.  Some travel will be required to fulfill these duties.  Inquiries about the project or the position may be directed to Thomas A. Carlson at Preference will be given to candidates with digital humanities or computer programming experience, or whose research interests complement those of current Middle Eastern faculty.”


2. Fellowship for Digital Scholarship

Deadline: None provided
Institution: Leiden University

About: “The fellowship program for Digital Scholarship at Leiden enables researchers to study the vast digital collections at Leiden University Libraries and to collaborate with the innovative Centre for Digital Scholarship (CDS) at Leiden University. Sponsored by Elsevier, these fellowships form an extension to the longstanding Scaliger Institute fellowship program, which aims to promote academic research into the special collections at Leiden University. The fellowship program for Digital Scholarship aims to support the work of researchers who actively make use of digital technologies and will ideally produce convincing examples of the ways in which data science technologies and digital humanities methods can enhance and enrich the more traditional forms of research.”


3. Manager of the Innovation and Creativity Laboratory

Deadline: ASAP: May 3, 2019
Institution: Gettysburg College

About: “Gettysburg College is seeking a full-time Manager of the Innovation and Creativity Laboratory reporting to the Director of Educational Technology Department. The Educational Technology Department is part of the Information Technology divisionthat supports campus academic and administrative technology operations and initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of development and outreach for the Gettysburg College Innovation and Creativity Lab (ICL) located in the West building. This will include:

  • Coordination and outreach to faculty, staff and students, including the Garthwait Leadership Center, the Center for Public Service, The Entrepreneurship Center, and Musselman Library
  • Engaging local non-profits and public and private sector organizations in an effort to bring meaningful intern projects to the ICL
  • Training and assisting faculty, staff and students on the use of the equipment and project design
  • Management of the ICL space, including both physical layout and installed equipment
  • Maintaining the safety of users and student workers
  • Providing classroom or lab presentations at the College to increase awareness of the ICL and STEAM projects/internships
  • Development of training and safety materials
  • Managing materials stock and repair parts
  • Tracking usage of the ICL
  • The ICL Manager may be responsible for supervision of student employees as necessary

The successful candidate will also be responsible for coordinating communication with other IT divisional Directors around their departmental needs. Candidates should be able to take projects from pilot to production by:

  • Leading groups through rapid prototyping and user-based design methods
  • Leading groups through project management processes and methods
  • Leading groups through quality assurance processes and methods”


4. CFP: Conference and Members’ Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI)

Deadline: 12 May 2019
Institution: University of Graz, Austria

About: “The development of the TEI and the discussions around it have shown how manifold text(s) can be, and how far-reaching the TEI approach is. Thus, this year’s theme ‘What is text, really?’ poses a fundamental question, which goes beyond the pure reference to the seminal 1990 paper by DeRose, Durand, Mylonas, and Renear. They answered it somewhat pragmatically introducing a model for text as an ordered hierarchy of content objects which can easily be formalised with digital technologies, but, as they said later on: text can be much more than that. Text encoding can make various aspects of texts explicit, enabling scholars to examine their nature and their relationship with other objects. In this context, the power of the TEI relies on its technological interactions, supporting software of all kinds operating upon texts, from visualisation to annotation tools, digital publishing systems, or statistical analysis. The TEI framework is a way of modelling knowledge and engaging in a dialogue with ontologies, conceptual models, and recent approaches such as text as graph. For text-centric disciplines the TEI offers a range of solutions that address core research needs. However, for object-based disciplines, like archaeology or museology, where text and its encoding is only a small part of their data modelling ecosystem, the value of TEI is not so clear and it competes with other modeling approaches.”


5. CFP: 6th DH Benelux Conference

Deadline: 3 May 3019 (ASAP!)
Institution: Université de Liège (ULiège), Belgium

About: “The 6th DH Benelux Conference will take place on 11 – 13 September 2019 at the University of Liège (ULiège), Belgium and will be organised by the CIPL and the LASLA. DH Benelux is an initiative that aims to further the collaboration between Digital Humanities activities in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The conference serves as a platform for the community of interdisciplinary DH researchers to meet, present and discuss their latest research findings and to demonstrate tools and projects. It is open to everyone, including researchers from outside the Benelux.”


6. MaDiH (مديح) Research Assistant

Deadline: 1 May 2019 (ASAP!)
Institution: King’s College, London

About: “We are seeking a self-motivated individual, with a passion for Jordanian
cultural heritage and digital tools and methods. The MaDiH (مديح) Research Assistant will be essential to the success of the project. They will hold an advanced degree or equivalent experience in a cultural heritage field, such as archaeology. Other Humanities disciplines or architecture will be considered. Applicants with Computer Science backgrounds with a strong understanding of Jordanian cultural heritage are encouraged to apply. In addition to solid knowledge of Jordan cultural heritage / archaeology, applicants should either be able to demonstrate engagement with technical topics (digital archaeology, digital history, digital humanities, computer science) or a willingness to learn. Introductory training in Research Software Engineering (RSE) will be offered at the start of the appointment, at King’s Digital Lab in London, providing excellent opportunities for career development. Excellent English language skills are required, for production of technical documentation and contribution to white papers and research outputs. Arabic language skills are highly desirable but not essential. This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 12 months. This is a part-time post (65% full time equivalent).”


7. Digital Media Arts Instructor

Deadline: 12 May 2019
Institution: San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

About: “This faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE (10 Months) Tenure Track position as Digital Media Arts Instructor in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences located at San Jose City College.

Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities.
This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.

  1. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively.
  2. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
  3. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.
  4. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.
  5. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.
  6. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.
  7. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.
  8. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.
  9. Foster a professional work and learning environment.
  10. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.”


8. Digital Humanities Natural Language Processing Specialist

Deadline: None provided
Institution: Tufts University

About: “Reporting to the Director of Academic Data Services, the Digital Humanities Natural Language Processing (NLP) Specialist is responsible for working closely with a diverse client base comprised of faculty, students, and staff to help them utilize computationally-intensive methods and technology applied to a vast array of contemporary and historical textual source material to achieve their scholarly teaching and research goals. Support for computationally intensive textual scholarship includes cutting-edge methods and tools for text analysis, text mining, natural language processing (NLP), machine learning (neural nets, deep learning), social network analysis, web scraping, etc. Key responsibilities of this position include working with members of TTS Research Technology to provide consulting services to faculty, students, and staff from a wide range of departments and academic disciplines; to assist them in the design and development of complex projects from initial concept to delivery; and to provide support, education, and outreach. Responsibilities also include working closely with faculty and university leadership to advance research and to advance university initiatives and programs related to data science and digital humanities. The Digital Humanities NLP Specialist also works closely with the Data Lab team to coordinate the text analysis service portion of the Tufts Data Labs, state-of-the-art teaching and research spaces for data analysis and visualization. This includes assistance with maintenance of hardware, software, and systems infrastructure.”


9. Adjunct Faculty Multimedia (Digital Arts)

Deadline: None stated
Institution: Merced College

About: “This is a part-time instructional assignment under the general direction of the Dean of Social Science and Fine & Performing Arts.  The professor could be assigned to teach a variety of digital art courses.  The maximum teaching load is 10 units per semester, which may include evening hours.

This position is contingent upon funding at the time of hire

Examples of Duties

  • Provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations
  • Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance policy
  • Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records
  • Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations
  • Participate in the development and review of curriculum
  • Participate in the development of teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Participate in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees
  • Participate in the college’s learning outcomes assessment program, including course, program, and institutional assessments
  • Perform tasks needed for student records, e.g., submit grades on time to admissions and records

Typical Qualifications


  • Any bachelor’s degree ANDtwo years of professional experience, OR
  • Any associate degree ANDsix years of professional experience
  • Candidate must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. 


10. 10th European Summer University in Digital Humanities 

Deadline: Registration Open
Institution: University of Leipzig

About: “’Culture & Technology’ 23rd July – 2nd August 2019, University of Leipzig. 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.”


11. Workshop: Spectral Imaging in Cultural Heritage

Deadline: Registration Open
Institution: University of Rochester

About: “This summer, we will be hosting a three day workshop in Rochester, NY on Multispectral Imaging with the focus on basic and advanced image processing techniques for cultural heritage.”





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