[Humanist] 27.455 fellowships: DH at CUNY, for the Bodleian; studentship in music & social media

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Oct 22 10:07:11 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 455.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>                  (79)
        Subject: AHRC Studentship in Music and Social Media

  [2]   From:    Alexandra Franklin                                        (25)
                <alexandra.franklin at BODLEIAN.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowship

  [3]   From:    Lev Manovich <manovich at softwarestudies.com>               (19)
        Subject: 2014-2015 Distinguished Fellowships in Digital Humanities at
                the Graduate Center, City University of New York

        Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:23:35 +0100
        From: Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>
        Subject: AHRC Studentship in Music and Social Media


With apologies for cross-posting. Please circulate.

AHRC Doctoral Studentship in Music and Social Media

We invite applications for a Doctoral Studentship, funded by the Arts
and Humanities Research Council, in Computational Musicology, located
at Goldsmiths, University of London, under the supervision of Dr
Christophe Rhodes. The deadline for applications to be received is
*Friday 22 November 2013*; interviews will take place in the week
beginning *2 December 2013*. The studentship forms part of the AHRC
Digital Transformations project Transforming Musicology:


Full details of the studentship are available here:


The Studentship

The specific aims of the studentship are: to research and develop ways
of understanding the creation, distribution and consumption of music
on the modern Internet, in particular the current and potential use of
Social Media by practitioners and scholars; and to develop tools which
can assist musicians and academics in their understanding of the
interaction between music and social networks.

The studentship will be located in a very rich research environment,
first within the Transforming Musicology project, but also within the
highly interdisciplinary Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, and
the successful candidate will be encouraged to interact with other
researchers in both of these contexts.

The studentship will require strong computational and technical skills
and substantial sensitivity to music and musicology alongside patterns of
social behaviour; as such, we would expect applicants to be trained in
at least one of computer science (or a related technical discipline),
sociology or music, and to be able to demonstrate their understanding
of the other disciplines.  Applicants formally qualified in more than
one of these areas will be particularly welcome.  The successful
applicant may be required to undertake relevant undergraduate and
postgraduate interdisciplinary courses as part of the programme of

This three-year studentship, funded by the AHRC as part of the
"Transforming Musicology" project, is for fees plus a tax-free stipend
starting at £15,726 per annum. Further details of the AHRC scheme
including terms and conditions can be found here:


Applicants must satisfy UK residence requirements as defined here:


Candidates must have a first class or 2.i undergraduate degree or
equivalent, either with a significant component of music or sociology,
in which case evidence of well-developed practical expertise in
computing, including programming, will be required; or in computer
science or a related technical subject, in which case evidence of
music practice or understanding of sociology will be required.
Candidates with relevant postgraduate qualifications will be
particularly welcome.  Other relevant qualifications and/or areas of
expertise include (but are not limited to): human-computer
interaction, data science, signal processing, software engineering,
information retrieval, visualisation.


Informal enquiries can be made by email to Dr Christophe Rhodes
(c.rhodes at gold.ac.uk). Please note that Dr Rhodes is unable to advise,
prior to interview, whether an applicant is likely to be selected. To
apply please follow the on-line process:


Please note that for this studentship, instead of the 'Research
Proposal' we request a 'Statement of Research Interests'. Your
Statement of Research Interest should answer two questions: (i) Why
are you interested in this research topic?  (ii) What is your
experience in the areas of computing, music and social media?  Your
statement should be brief: no more than 500 words or one side of A4
paper.  In addition we would also like you to send a sample of your
written work, such as your final year dissertation.  The deadline for
applications to be received is *Friday 22 November 2013*; interviews
will take place in the week beginning *2 December 2013*.
Richard Lewis
Computing, Goldsmiths' College
@: lewisrichard

        Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:56:40 +0000
        From: Alexandra Franklin <alexandra.franklin at BODLEIAN.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowship

Bodleian Libraries Visiting Fellowships

The Bodleian Libraries invite applications for Visiting Fellowships in 2014. Fellowships of between one and four months are available to scholars whose research requires use of the Bodleian Libraries Special Collections.

The Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries are an outstanding resource for scholarly study and discovery, containing rare printed books, classical papyri, medieval and renaissance manuscripts, literary, political and historical papers, archives, printed ephemera, and maps and music in both manuscript and printed form. The collections contain material from western and non-western cultures, of all dates and periods from antiquity onwards. The collections support a vibrant programme of public exhibitions as well as research and learning by students and scholars.

Visiting Fellows are expected to be resident in Oxford during the term of the Fellowship.

Applicants should carefully consult the descriptions provided on the Fellowships webpage here http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships , which define any special topics or other criteria for application.

In every case, the selection committees will consider the potential of the planned research to increase knowledge and understanding of the Bodleian Libraries' Special Collections or the development of innovative research methods for the study of these materials.

Research Fellowships & topic-specific Fellowships
Application Deadline: 17 January 2014
Period of residence: between one and four months, during year beginning September, 2014 (see descriptions of named Fellowships for details<http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships>)

Collaborative Fellowships
Application Deadlines:

16 December 2013 (RSA-Bodleian) [apply directly to RSA<http://www.rsa.org/?page=ResearchGrants>]

17 January 2014 (BSECS-Bodleian and The Dunscombe Colt Fellowship)
Period of residence: one month, during calendar year 2014

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Fellowships Programme for more information on any of the general terms or for particulars of individual Fellowships:

e-mail : Alexandra Franklin
bookcentre at bodleian.ox.ac.uk<mailto:bookcentre at bodleian.ox.ac.uk>

Dr. Alexandra Franklin
Project Coordinator
Centre for the Study of the Book
Bodleian Library
Oxford OX 1 3BG

tel. (01865) 277006

alexandra.franklin at bodleian.ox.ac.uk<mailto:alexandra.franklin at bodleian.ox.ac.uk>
http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/ http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/csb/

        Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:59:56 +0000
        From: Lev Manovich <manovich at softwarestudies.com>
        Subject: 2014-2015 Distinguished Fellowships in Digital Humanities at the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Dear colleagues,

I want to bring to your attention Distinguished Fellowship at The Graduate Center CUNY in 2014-2015. One of the themes will be Digital Humanities. 3 fellowships for people from outside CUNY will be available. They are designed for associate level faculty, but junior and more senior people are also welcome to apply.

We hope that you and your colleagues may be interested in this opportunity.

Note that deadline for application is Nov 6.


Lev Manovich

Distinguished Fellowships

Advanced Research Collaborative, the Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the Graduate Center, City University of New York, invites applicants for Distinguished Fellowships in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theoretical Sciences for the 2014 – 2015 academic year. Applicants should have outstanding records of published research and scholarship. For the academic year 2014-2015, preference will be given to scholars working in the areas of Immigration, Inequality and the Digital Humanities but applicants working in the areas listed on our website are also welcome to apply.

Distinguished Fellows are provided with office space, a computer, and access to the Graduate Center’s academic infrastructure. Depending on their category of membership (see below), they will also receive either a stipend or teaching release. In return, they are expected to carry out their 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 their office on a regular basis, attending ARC events, giving presentations to a seminar and/or a public audience, sharing work-in-progress with doctoral students and mentoring them in a research praxis seminar and individual sessions organized for this purpose.

Distinguished Fellowships fall into three categories:
* Distinguished Visiting Fellows: for scholars and researchers who are not employed by the City University of New York. A Distinguished Visiting Fellow will receive a stipend of $72,000 for two semesters or $36,000 for one semester.
* Distinguished CUNY Fellows: for tenured faculty at one of the campuses of the City University of New York. A Distinguished CUNY Fellow will receive three course releases per semester for a maximum of two semesters.
* Distinguished GC Fellows: for tenured faculty of the Graduate Center. A Distinguished Graduate Center Fellow will receive one course release per semester for a maximum of two semesters.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 31, 2014.

For more information please visit the website at: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Degrees-Research/The-Advanced-Research-Collaborative/ARC-Applications

You may also contact Don Robotham or Alida Rojas at arc at gc.cuny.edu (mailto:arc at gc.cuny.edu) or (212) 817-7544 (tel:%28212%29%20817-7544) .

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