[Humanist] 29.902 lectureship, fellowship, studentship, editorship

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Apr 28 07:37:25 CEST 2016


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 902.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Johanna Green <Johanna.Green at glasgow.ac.uk>               (17)
        Subject: Deadline Approaching: Lectureship in Digital Humanities /
                Information Studies, HATII, University of Glasgow (Job Ref:
                012668)

  [2]   From:    "Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven" <totosysteven at mac.com>        (5)
        Subject: Editor's position, Comparative Literature and Culture

  [3]   From:    "Rayson, Paul" <p.rayson at lancaster.ac.uk>                 (15)
        Subject: PhD Studentship at Lancaster University, UK (Geospatial
                Innovation in the Digital Humanities: A Deep Map of the Lake
                District)

  [4]   From:    Daniel Johnson <dhjohnson1 at gmail.com>                     (57)
        Subject: Yale, Emory, and Harvard Collaborate with Nation's Largest
                African American Video Oral History Archive to Offer
                Visiting Minority Archival Fellowship


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        Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:04:48 +0000
        From: Johanna Green <Johanna.Green at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: Deadline Approaching: Lectureship in Digital Humanities / Information Studies, HATII, University of Glasgow (Job Ref: 012668)
        In-Reply-To: <D4D06C6BBC526F4090ED67E7250F456C08E37243 at CMS10-01.campus.gla.ac.uk>


Dear all,

A reminder of the following Lectureship; the deadline for applications is May 8th.

Lectureship in Digital Humanities / Information Studies, HATII, University of Glasgow (Job Ref: 012668)

As part of the development of a new research strategy for HATII that will look towards the REF2020, the School of Humanities has created this new lectureship that will contribute to the strategic development of Digital Humanities at Glasgow.

The purpose of the Lectureship will be to develop research on the use and communication of digital content within scholarship, focusing on aspects of digital culture and Digital Humanities methods. HATII invites applications from those with an existing area of research in the Digital Humanities that will complement and develop existing expertise in the Subject Area. Applications would be particularly welcomed from candidates with a background in geo-humanities, digital culture and media, information visualisation, the cultural heritage and creative industries, and other emerging areas that will contribute to a research strategy that addresses the creation and theorization of digital content and the research infrastructures that surround it.

The details of the post and how to apply can be found here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUE005/lecturer-in-digital-humanities-information-studies/

All best,

Johanna

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Dr J. M. E. Green

Lecturer in Book History and Digital Humanities
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute
School of Humanities | Sgoil nan Daonnachdan
University of Glasgow | G12 8QQ | Scotland

Web:       http://www.gla.ac.uk/subjects/informationstudies/
Profile:    http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/staff/johannagreen/
Twitter:    @Codicologist<https://twitter.com/Codicologist> | @Quadrivium_UK<https://twitter.com/#!/quadrivium_vii>



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        Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:57:47 -0400
        From: "Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven" <totosysteven at mac.com>
        Subject: Editor's position, Comparative Literature and Culture
        In-Reply-To: <D4D06C6BBC526F4090ED67E7250F456C08E37243 at CMS10-01.campus.gla.ac.uk>

Announcement: 

The editor of the Purdue University open-access humanities and social sciences quartely CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture ©Purdue University and series editor of the Purdue monograph series of Books in Comparative Cultural Studies is retiring as of 31 December 2016. Letters of interest are invited to the current editor Steven Totosy de Zepetnek at totosysteven at mac.com by 31 May 2016. 

Please send a cover letter and CV or link to CV online. Both editorships are non-salaried. Purdue provides technical assistance for the publication of the journal and copy editing for the monograph series. The first issue of the journal the new editor would publish is 19.1 (March 2017). 

Please consult the journal’s aims & scope http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/clcwebaims, history http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/clcwebhistory, best practices http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/clcwebbestpractices , and annual reports http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/clcwebannualreports. 

The journal is, among other other indexing services, Thomson Reuters AHCI indexed. The total download count of the journal’s material since its publication 2007- in pdf is to date 1,843,170 (the journal was published 1999-2007 in html). 


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        Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:24:58 +0000
        From: "Rayson, Paul" <p.rayson at lancaster.ac.uk>
        Subject: PhD Studentship at Lancaster University, UK (Geospatial Innovation in the Digital Humanities: A Deep Map of the Lake District)
        In-Reply-To: <D4D06C6BBC526F4090ED67E7250F456C08E37243 at CMS10-01.campus.gla.ac.uk>


You are invited to apply for a PhD studentship, funded for up to 3 years, commencing October 2016 (or sooner if possible). The studentship is linked to a Leverhulme Trust project which started in 2015 called “Geospatial Innovation in the Digital Humanities: A Deep Map of the Lake District” (http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/lakesdeepmap/) awarded to Dr Paul Rayson (School of Computing and Communications), Professor Ian Gregory (History), Professor Sally Bushell (English and Creative Writing) and Dr Christopher Donaldson (English Literature, University of Birmingham). Overall, the Leverhulme Trust project is developing new understandings of the literary and cultural geographies of one of Britain’s most significant cultural landscapes, the English Lake District, by applying ground-breaking, exploratory geographical methods to the interdisciplinary research field of the spatial humanities (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/spatialhum/). Bringing together researchers with complementary expertise in computer science, geographic information science (GISc), literary studies, and regional history, the project will create a step change in the way scholars engage with the geographies that inform regional identity and sense of place.

If your application is successful, you will join the UCREL research centre and based within the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, and be co-supervised by Dr Paul Rayson and Professor Ian Gregory.  You will work within a long standing interdisciplinary team linking corpus-based natural language processing research with the spatial humanities.

Topic:  The core of the PhD will be to develop a prototype deep map (envisaged as an intuitive, open-access web tool) that allows a range of user-groups to gain new understandings of the importance of space and place to Lake District heritage. Its core source will be the Corpus of Lake District writing – over 1.5 million words from texts written between 1622-1900 from which place-names have been extracted and geo-located. Deep mapping offers a new way to approach, understand and analyse the relationship between geography, history and literature through a variety of media that allows for full exploration of multiple layers of meaning in relation to the object of study.

The first question the thesis will explore is what new research processes are supported by the affordances of interactive deep map methods that combine spatial analysis, natural language processing (NLP) and corpus linguistics techniques? Second, how does one present this information to a wide range of user-groups in ways that make it accessible and understandable? Third, which interactive visualisation techniques best support these different user-groups? The user-groups in question include in particular: (1) scholars of literature, history, human geography and other subjects with an interest in the Lake District; (2) students studying these subjects; (3) the wider public including tourists and the local community and particularly organisations that serve these groups including museums and galleries, local heritage societies, the National Park Authority and Tourist Information Centres. We have good links to these organisations through Lancaster’s Regional Heritage Centre.

Academic Requirements: you must have an excellent degree in Computer Science, or closely related field. Experience of an MSc project in NLP, HCI, or any related area is desirable but not a requirement.
Funding: the Scholarship provides tuition fees (or partial fee waiver for overseas students) for a duration of 3 years; an annual stipend of £14,000.
Application Instructions: closing date for formal application is 31 May 2016 via the Postgraduate Admissions Portal (please mention this role when applying):

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/scc/postgraduate/postgraduate-research/scholarships/
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ANN068/phd-studentship/

Potential applicants should email to Paul Rayson (p.rayson at lancaster.ac.uk) or Ian Gregory (i.gregory at lancaster.ac.uk) for informal advice.

Dr. Paul Rayson
Director of UCREL and Reader in Natural Language Processing
School of Computing and Communications, InfoLab21, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4WA, UK.
Web: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/staff/rayson/
Tel: +44 1524 510357 Fax: +44 1524 510492



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        Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:59:02 -0500
        From: Daniel Johnson <dhjohnson1 at gmail.com>
        Subject: Yale, Emory, and Harvard Collaborate with Nation's Largest African American Video Oral History Archive to Offer Visiting Minority Archival Fellowship
        In-Reply-To: <D4D06C6BBC526F4090ED67E7250F456C08E37243 at CMS10-01.campus.gla.ac.uk>


Yale, Emory, and Harvard Partner With The HistoryMakers, Nation's Largest
African American Video Oral History Archive, to Offer Year Long Visiting
Minority Archival Fellowships

In 2009, The HistoryMakers, the nation's largest African American video
oral history archive was awarded an IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian
Grant # RE-06-10-0080 entitled Increasing African American Diversity in
Archives: The HistoryMakers Fellowship, Mentoring, Training and Placement
Institute. Twelve archivists were selected and trained over a two year
period and placed in African American archives across the country.

In 2016, the work begun under The HistoryMakers Institute will continue in
a new collaboration with Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript
Library, Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts, Rare Books and
Rare Book Library, and The Harvard Library's Schlesinger Library at the
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.Yale University and Harvard
University will each appoint a year-long visiting archivist, and Emory
University will appoint a two-year visiting archivist - all of whom will
have recently received an MLS, and will start in their position by September
1, 2016.

The HistoryMakers will continue to serve as a consultant to the project and
serve on the Institute's Advisory Board. The goal is to provide
professional post graduate training in a respected archive with rich
African American archival holdings. Each fellowship is being funded by the
host institution. Archivists will be able to apply in spring of 2016 for
consideration at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library,
Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts, Rare Books and Rare Book
Library, and The Harvard Library's Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study

Over time, it is expected that more institutions will be recruited to
participate in this program whose goal is to increase the number of
archivists from under-served populations.

The purpose of the 2016 Minority Archival Fellowship is to:

1) Provide a meaningful and valuable post-masters training experience that
incorporates an intensive training program at a world-class university
archive, including professional development, presentation at academic
conferences, and interaction with lesser-known African American collections
around the country;

2) Encourage the inclusion of minority archivists and recent MLIS graduates
in the field of archives management;

3) Encourage the fellows to engage in outreach activities in the community.

4) Build and support a network of people committed to the same goal of
increasing diversity in the profession.

The 2016 Visiting Minority Archival Fellows will:

1) Increase skills preserving and providing increased access to an African
American archival collection.

2) Demonstrate increased knowledge of the nation's African American
archival collections.

3) Demonstrate increased knowledge of African American history and culture
broadly and as it relates to special collections of African American
archival collections.

4) Reported increase in marketability and employability as an archivist.

APPLY TODAY:

Harvard University:
http://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/7997673/visiting-archivist-for-african-american-collections-schlesinger-library?utm_source=BTITwitter&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=BTI%2BTwitter%2BFeed

Emory University:
http://web.library.emory.edu/about/employment/librarian.html

Yale University (Job# 37267BR):
 http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/application/external/index.html





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