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By: Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman

Welcome back to the DH@UO blog! Today’s blog is our last Friday Feature of the spring quarter. We have 15 great opportunities to share with you, including assistant professorships and postdoctoral positions in the digital humanities.


  1. Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities

Deadline: 7 June 2019

Institution: Leiden University


About: “Assistant Professor Digital Humanities with focus on text analysis

Key responsibilities

  • Developing innovative research projects that take full advantage of digital sources and methods, to design, and implement teaching programmes in Digital Humanities and to collaborate with digital humanities research across the university;
  • Coordinating DH activities in the Leiden University Center for Digital Humanities (LUHCD), across the Humanities Faculty and with other faculties and units such as the Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science, the University Library, and the Data Science Centre;
  • Designing and teaching courses and give training for staff and students at all levels;
  • Advising on technical design and implementation of humanities research projects;
  • Generating research funding and assisting in the development of digital humanities research proposals;
  • Developing collaborative research projects with university, national, and international partners;
  • Authoring and co-authoring DH research outputs.

Selection criteria

  • We are looking for candidates with an area of specialisation in text analysis (including text and image mark-up, text-mining, corpus linguistics, named entity recognition, topic modelling, machine learning, etc);
  • PhD in digital humanities or computer science or PhD in a humanities field with documented programming skills and experience;
  • Demonstrable interest in and experience with (digital) humanities research;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Project management skills;
  • Experience with teaching or co-teaching;
  • Experience with research funding applications or funded projects;
  • Knowledge of XML and related technologies (including XSLT, XPath, etc.);
  • Familiarity with semantic web technologies such as RDF and UML;
  • Expertise in text mining / machine learning and associated tools (GATE, Apache UIMA, etc.);
  • Competence in a scripting language such as Python or Perl;
  • Awareness of technical standards for data curation and web delivery;
  • Familiarity with corpus linguistics methods;
  • Expertise in topic modelling.”


  1. English Department Post Baccalaureate Fellow

Deadline: Review Open

Institution: Amherst College


About: “Amherst College invites applications for the English Department Post Baccalaureate Fellow position. The English Department Post Baccalaureate Fellow is a one year, full time, term position, job group and level RI-1. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Over the course of the fellowship, the English Department Post Baccalaureate Fellow will work closely with the English Department Director of Studies to support a wide range of curricular and co-curricular English Department activities including the February Capstone Symposium. The Fellow will also be available as a digital humanities resource for English Department faculty developing digital humanities pedagogical and scholarly projects. In addition to collaborating on support for such ongoing projects, the Fellow will be expected to undertake an independent scholarly project in collaboration with appropriate mentors. This is a one year position, renewable for a second year.”


  1. Paris-Oxford Research Fellowship in Digital Humanities

Deadline: 14 June 2019

Institution: Sorbonne University and the University of Oxford


About: “Applications are open currently for a fellowship that will offer the successful doctoral student the opportunity to undertake research over a period of three years at two of the most prestigious institutions in Europe: Sorbonne University ( in Paris and
the University of Oxford ( Applicants should have a background in one or more of the following four disciplines: digital humanities, history of science, mathematics, or computer science. They should demonstrate experience of historical study alongside evident ability in the field of digital humanities or data sciences. Thesis topics might combine any area of the history of science with an approach in digital humanities. In particular, proposals exploring innovative digital or computer-based approaches for research in the history of mathematical sciences or on early modern correspondence will
be welcome, as will those involving investigation into how the development of digital analysis, research, and visualization tools can contribute to new research on scientific and/or epistolary corpora.”


  1. Phd Fellowships In Digital Arts And Humanities Early Modern News Project

Deadline: 15 June 2019

Institution: University College Cork in Ireland, in connection with the EURONEWS


About: “PhD fellowships beginning in September 2019 for up to four years available in Digital Arts and Humanities at University College Cork in Ireland, in connection with the EURONEWS research project.

The EURONEWS initiative is about exploring the information connectedness of premodern European society by examining the regular circulation of news in a vast range of pre-newspaper networks. The manuscript newsletters in question are located largely in some 200 file folders in Florence.
Researchers responsible for a selection of these will be working closely with the EURONEWS team, the State Archives in Florence, as well as the Medici Archive Project, to implement a systematic extraction method for making sense of the whole mass of documentation and connecting the dots in an expanding pattern of exchanges stretching from Florence to Warsaw, from Paris to Madrid, from the Netherlands to Britain, Ireland and the American colonies.  Our ultimate goal, made feasible for the first time by this
funding, is to reconstruct the fascinating news environment of an entire lost world, early modern Europe, at the birth of news.

Successful candidates will be responsible for developing their research using the manuscript newsletter documentation present in the Archivio Mediceo del Principato and in the Miscellanea Medicea regarding the period 1537 to 1743.  The research, interdisciplinary in scope, will be organized according to geographical regions involving all the main areas of Early Modern Europe and will be subject to five levels of analysis, associated with the categories of REGIONS, POWER, COMMERCE, DIFFUSION AND RHETORIC. A main task will be to create a corpus of newsletter material utilizing the
digital platform of the EURONEWS project.  In addition they will have the opportunity to attend relevant courses in digital humanities at UCC and in paleography at the Medici Archive Project, to present research at relevant international meetings and publish on their topic.”


5. Educational Technologists (Two Positions)

Deadline: Not stated

Institution: Western Washington University


About: We are seeking two educational technologists to support academic and operational needs for a variety of Western Washington University’s programs. Both of these positions will be part of the larger technology, planning, and instructional design team in Outreach and Continuing Education (currently Extended Education).

Position Descriptions (titles below are linked to the position announcements):

These positions may appeal to individuals interested in online teaching/learning, distance education, adult/continuing education, curriculum and instruction, instructional design, and/or technical communication. Both of these positions will work with faculty, academic units, and OCE staff to develop new online courses, support faculty in the delivery and development of current programming, coordinate with cross-instructional partners to provide technical solutions, develop and deliver technical trainings, and manage new instructional technology projects.”


  1. CFP: Genealogies of online content identification

Deadline: August 1, 2019

Institution: Special issue of Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society


About: “We envision contributors to be active in the fields of media history,
software studies, media studies, media archaeology, social anthropology,
science and technology studies, and related scientific domains. The topic
of contributions may include, but are not limited to:

The historical and political implications of content identification
tools for audio, video, images, and textual content such as machine
learning systems and digital watermarking or fingerprinting tools

The genealogy of spam filters, fake news detection systems, and other
strategies for keeping the internet ‘clean’ and censoring/regulating the
circulation and availability of online content

Comparative investigations of the technical workings of different
methods for identifying content, including discussions on the challenges
and potentials of indexing/identifying sound, images, texts and audiovisual

Reviews of the scientific theories, political ideologies, and business
logics that sustain and legitimize online systems of content identification

Reflections on historical and analogue techniques for identifying
objects and commodities, such as paper watermarks and the use of signets
and stamps

Issues of censorship related to online content identification and
moderation and/or discussions regarding the ethical dilemmas and legal
debates that surround content surveillance

Explorations of the implications of algorithmic judgements and
measurements of identity, and reflections on the ways in which content
identification tools redefine what is means to listen/see and transform how
cultural objects are imagined and valued

Examinations of the relationship between human and algorithmic efforts
to identify suspect content online and moderate information flows

Abstracts of a maximum of 750 words should be emailed to Maria Eriksson ( and Guillaume Heuguet ( no later than 1 August 2019.
Notification about acceptance to submit an article will be sent out by 1
September 2019. Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit an
article by 1 February 2020. Final versions of articles are asked to keep
within a 6,000 word limit. Please note that acceptance of abstract does not
ensure final publication as all articles must go through the journal’s
usual review process.”


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

Deadline: 10 June, 2019

Institution: AHRC-funded International conference in London, 15-17 Jan. 2020


About: “How can we shed light on born-digital and digitised archives? What is the role of automation and AI? How can we give greater access to archives currently closed to the public? What are the best ways to involve donors/ creators of born-digital archives, and work with them in an active and collaborative way rather than as a passive part of the deposit process? 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.”


  1. Call for Papers: Special Issue on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage

Deadline: September 29, 2019

Institution: Semantic Web journal


About: “Cultural Heritage plays a central role to better understand previous generations and the history of where humankind comes from. The Web allows people to publish, explain and debate at all scales, local, national, and worldwide. Scientific researchers, organizations, associations, schools are looking for relevant technologies for annotating, integrating, sharing, accessing, visualizing, and analyzing the mine of cultural collections and, more generally, cultural data. There is also a need for taking into account profiles and preferences of end users in order to offer them highly personalized digital experiences. Several national and international research and innovation programmes (EUROPEANA, DARIAH, PARTHENOS, CrossCult, ARCHES, ARIADNEplus, etc.) have been launched to these directions. During 2018, which was the European Year of Cultural Heritage, several events and initiatives across Europe encouraged people to engage, explore and debate our rich and diverse cultural heritage.”


  1. CFP: Conference on Sermon Studies: “The Technologies of Preaching”

Deadline: 1 June, 2019 ASAP

Institution: Killashee Hotel, Dublin, Ireland 


About: “The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its third annual Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held September 5-7 at the Killashee Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. The conference is multidisciplinary and interfaith. The organizers’ goal is to bring scholars, practitioners, and interested laypersons together to discuss sermon texts and the art of preaching from a variety of academic and religious perspectives. The theme for 2019 is “The Technologies of Preaching.” We are defining “technology” quite broadly; topics related to the theme might include • Manuscript culture (e.g., calligraphy and other arts) • Print culture (e.g., the business of sermon publishing) • Multimedia (e.g., preaching and presentation software) • Broadcast media (e.g., adapting preaching for radio or television) • The Internet age (e.g., livestreaming, podcasting, YouTube) • Digital humanities (e.g. demonstrations of indexes, archives, and other online projects).”


  1. IQLA-GIAT International Summer School in Quantitative Analysis of Textual Data

Deadline: 27 June 2019

Institution:  GIAT Interdisciplinary Text Analysis Group ( in collaboration with the International Quantitative Linguistics Association


About: “Recent developments in digital methods are not only changing how research is conducted in the humanities and social sciences, but also how new research is planned and designed. In order to reach the full potential and benefits of this revolution, most research activities need a new generation
of researchers: data scientists for humanities and social sciences. Digital methods are being utilised by a variety of disciplines. The growing availability of large corpora and large databases calls for new methods that are able to deal with new problems, open the door to new questions and develop new knowledge.”


  1. CFP: Bridges and Walls Across the Americas: Dialogues of Survivance, Endurance, and Resistance

Deadline: 15 June 2019

Institution: ERIP Conference, Gonzaga University


About: “Sixth Biannual Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples’ Conference. September 12-14, 2019, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, USA. ERIP 2019 seeks to bring together scholars from across disciplines, community-based knowledge producers, and activists whose work addresses contemporary and historical conceptions of indigeneity, ethnicity, and race and how these notions intersect with various political, cultural, social, legal, and economic projects that have engendered divisions, inequities, violence, and dispossessions within and across nation-states and the hemisphere. Submissions might explore impacts and legacies of colonialism and decolonization, imperialism, state-formation, citizenship regimes, populism, neoliberalism, extractivism, democratization, and/or pluriculturalism; as well as historical and contemporary contexts of resistances, non-Western paradigms, insurgencies, and civic and social movements undertaken by Indigenous and minority communities across the Americas.”


  1. CFP: Ways of Machine Seeing


Institution: Special Issue of Springer AI & Society


About: “Edited by Mitra Azar (Aarhus University), Geoff Cox (University of Plymouth/Aarhus University) and Leonardo Impett (Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome). How do computers change the way we see the world? This special issue brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines to explore the entanglement of machines and seeing from new critical perspectives. This special issue of AI & Society seeks to explore, half a century after John Berger’s Ways of Seeing, how the ideas therein can be understood in the light of state-of-the-art technical developments in machine vision and algorithmic learning: and what and how we see and know is further unsettled.”


  1. Full Stack Designer (M/F) – Digital History

Deadline: Open unti filled

Institution: University of Luxembourg


About: “The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is looking for a full stack designer with a special interest in designing a new data driven open access journal in digital history focusing on transmedia storytelling. Appropriate candidates will show a demonstrated capability in developing complex web applications and will have significant experience in UX/graphics design, concept development as well as in the implementation of such concepts on different technology stacks such as Node.js. You will work tightly with a diverse group of historians and a technical team of seasoned developers to bring the new platform to life. The position offers the opportunity to work in an international team with renowned experts and to shape the new journal of digital history. The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University. The candidate will be based in the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history in Luxembourg.”


  1. Post-Doc Research Fellow

Deadline: 31 May, 2019 ASAP

Institution: University of South Carolina


About: “The University of South Carolina (Columbia) invites applications for a position of postdoctoral research fellow with The Digital Piranesi (, an interdisciplinary, collaborative digital humanities project. This NEH-funded position is for one year and renewable for a second year (pending a budgetary extension). Reporting to the Principal Investigator and working with the project team, the fellow will play a major role in developing an enhanced digital collection of the complete works of Giovanni Piranesi based on a complete 29-volume set of his Opere that is housed in USC’s Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Responsibilities will include webpage development, custom metadata generation, staff management, and digital and physical exhibit preparation.

$47,476 per year plus benefits. Start date: Fall 2019. Please submit a cover letter detailing relevant preparation and a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information for three references. Applications currently being considered; for full consideration, please apply by May 31.”


  1. Assistant Director, AADHum Initiative

Deadline: None provided

Institution: University of Maryland



About: “The African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities (AADHum) Initiative at the University of Maryland is seeking a new colleague who shares our commitment to creating a space for intersectional digital humanities scholarship attuned to Black studies in order to help us build on the successes of the past three years.

Join the leadership team of the AADHum Initiative, with a portfolio focused on teaching and mentoring students (undergraduate and graduate). We are seeking someone who can think creatively about teaching and learning across different settings and cadences from formal classroom instruction to extracurricular and self-paced experiences. The successful candidate will be someone who can demonstrate how their skills and experience will help advance AADHum’s mission to build a space—physical, virtual, and affective—that explores what happens when questions of Black history and culture are situated at the leading edge of digital humanities inquiry.”


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