[Humanist] 27.536 fellowship: future of the book at CUNY

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Sat Nov 16 05:41:10 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 536.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:13:55 -0500
        From: "Matthew K. Gold" <mattgold at gmail.com>
        Subject: Fellowship Opportunity: Pinetree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowship on The Future of the Book in the Digital Age at Graduate Center, CUNY (2014-2015)

The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the Graduate Center invites
applications for the Pinetree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowship
on The Future of the Book in the Digital Age. A Pinetree Foundation
Distinguished Visiting Fellow will receive a stipend of $72,000 for two
semesters and will be provided with office space, a computer, and access to
the Graduate Center’s academic infrastructure.


Applicants must not be currently employees of the City University of New

In return, the Fellow is expected to carry out work regularly at the
Graduate Center, which is located in Midtown at 365 Fifth Avenue, and to
participate in the intellectual and academic community of ARC and the
Graduate Center. In practice, this means using the office provided on a
regular basis, attending ARC events, giving presentations to a seminar
and/or a public audience, and sharing work-in-progress with doctoral
students and faculty.

Applicants would have outstanding records of published research and
scholarship in book history, textual studies, print culture, digital
humanities, and new media studies. The holder of the fellowship will come
to the Graduate Center to do research on the nature of the printed book in
the digital age, the changing nature of knowledge production, organization,
preservation, and dissemination, in both print and digital media,
concentrating specifically on dynamic relationships between print and
digital publication streams. Topics may include how digital media and the
internet change reading, writing, and research; how technology impacts the
role of the research library and scholarly communication; the role of
libraries in supporting and creating the digital humanities; how technology
will impact access to knowledge or intellectual property rights; and the
changing value of the printed artifact in a digital age.

In addition to dovetailing with existing Graduate Center digital
initiatives, the Pinetree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowship will
build on the strong relationships that the Graduate Center has with area
archival institutions such as the New York Public Library, the Morgan
Library, the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the New
York Historical Society. The fellow will be encouraged to embark on
collaborative projects and joint seminars with the librarians, curators,
and technologists of these and other New York institutions.

Applicants should complete the application form below:

Pinetree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Application Form:

Additional questions can be e-mailed to arc at gc.cuny.edu.

The deadline for applications is Friday, December 20, 2013. Notification of
acceptance will be sent by February 14, 2014.

Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English & Digital Humanities
City Tech & Graduate Center, City University of New York
http://cuny.is/mkgold | @mkgold

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