[Humanist] 31.412 lecturer position (Leiden); PhD studentships; essay prize; grant programme

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Fri Nov 10 09:36:21 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 412.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    hilde de weerdt <hilde.deweerdt at googlemail.com>           (19)
        Subject: University Lecturer Digital Humanities, Leiden

  [2]   From:    Darrell Meadows <darrell.meadows at nara.gov>                (37)
        Subject: National Archives/NHPRC Major Initiatives grant program

  [3]   From:    Maria Bonn <mbonn at umich.edu>                              (81)
        Subject: Funded PhD student opportunities at Illinois

  [4]   From:    "Curtis, Tony (Historical Society)" <Tony.Curtis at ky.gov>  (17)
        Subject: Call for Submissions: Boydston Essay Prize

  [5]   From:    Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>                          (36)
        Subject: Ph.D. opportunity at Neuchatel

        Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 12:14:51 +0100
        From: hilde de weerdt <hilde.deweerdt at googlemail.com>
        Subject: University Lecturer Digital Humanities, Leiden 

The Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities is hiring.

We are looking for a
University Lecturer Digital Humanities with focus on data-analysis and

Apply and/or spread the news! deadline 11/21


Hilde De Weerdt
Professor of Chinese History, Leiden University
Head, Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities
Course Director, Chinese Studies
 / China Studies

h.g.d.g.de.weerdt at hum.leidenuniv.nl  |  +31 (0)71 527 6505  |  @hild_de
PI, MARKUS: Classical Chinese Text Analysis and Reading Platform
PI, Critical Approaches to New Asian Media Ecologies (CANAME)

        Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 08:23:05 -0400
        From: Darrell Meadows <darrell.meadows at nara.gov>
        Subject: National Archives/NHPRC Major Initiatives grant program

The National Archives and the National Historical Publications and Records
Commission (NHPRC) has a grant program that may interest you. The program
offers up to $350,000 for major archives initiatives with an emphasis on
innovation and collaboration. The Access to Historical Records - Major
Initiatives program is designed to broaden public access to historical and cultural records.
There’s a five-page preliminary proposal due by 18 January 2017. The
Commission will then invite a select number of applicants to submit a full


·         Does your institution need to conjoin the records of a major
historical subject held by several repositories and make them freely available online?

·         Does research demand for a high-value audio or moving image
recordings collection necessitate digitally converting and posting them

·         Are there new tools and methods that would greatly enhance the
public’s ability to access and use records?

·         Have you begun developing a method to make work with born
digital records more efficient and want to prove that it’s replicable?

These are just a few suggestions. We want to hear your creative ideas and
discuss how they might fit with this program. If you would like to schedule
a time to talk about a proposal idea, please email or call the Director for
Access, Alex Lorch (alexander.lorch at nara.gov; 202-357-5101
or the Director for Technology Initiatives, Nancy Melley 
(nancy.melley at nara.gov; 202-357-5101).

Please feel free to broadly distribute this email to any LIS/Archives
professionals you think may have interest in this grant program.

R. Darrell Meadows, Ph.D.
Director for Publishing
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 114
Washington, DC 20408
P: 202.357.5321
F: 202.357.5914
darrell.meadows at nara.gov

        Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 12:27:52 -0500
        From: Maria Bonn <mbonn at umich.edu>
        Subject: Funded PhD student opportunities at Illinois

Hoping that some list members pursuing more education might be
interested in joining us at the University of Illinois, Urbana
champaign. A great school full of great colleagues.

The School of Information Sciences, the iSchool at Illinois, is
actively recruiting highly motivated, prospective doctoral students
who are interested in becoming partners in our world-renowned research
and scholarship program. We encourage applications from students from
all disciplinary backgrounds.

Admitted candidates are offered up to four years of funding in the
form of research, teaching, and service assistantships, including
tuition waivers and stipends as long as they remain in good standing.
Students receive one-on-one mentorship from faculty with a global
reputation for excellence in scholarship and high impact science. The
School's flexible program ensures that each student is provided with
the intellectual guidance and experiences necessary to prepare them
for vibrant research careers in a wide range of academic, business,
and government settings.

We study how:

* Information literacy enables participation in the knowledge society,

* Systems serve people,

* Libraries shape what we know and who we are,

* History informs our identity and guides our information future,

* Data science opens new windows to knowledge,

* Information is a vital human resource.

For more on our vision: http://ischool.illinois.edu/research/vision

We highly value interdisciplinary work at our school. Our faculty and
students conduct research and collaborate on a broad range of topics:

* Community informatics

* Data curation

* Data science

* Digital humanities

* Digital archives and libraries

* Health and bioinformatics

* History of information

* Human-centered data science, Computational social science

* Human-computer interaction, User experience, Computer supported
cooperative work

* Information policy, privacy, security, and ethics

* Information literacy, Information access

* Information retrieval

* Information visualization

* Informetrics

* Libraries and librarianship

* Machine learning

* Natural language processing, Text mining, Text analysis

* Network science

* Organization of knowledge and information

* Scientific data and knowledge practices

* Youth services and digital youth


* Our PhD program: http://ischool.illinois.edu/academics/degrees/phd

or contact ischool-phd at illinois.edu

* The iSchool faculty: http://ischool.illinois.edu/people/faculty

We encourage foreign and domestic students from historically and
statistically underrepresented minority groups to apply. Deadline for
PhD applications is Monday December 04, 2017 (23:59, AoE (anywhere on
earth), more formally known as Howland Island time).


On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Central Standard
Time, we will host an online information session about our PhD degree
in library and information science. During the session, iSchool
faculty and staff will answer questions and provide information about
our School and programs. Login instructions are below.

ONLINE: http://go.ischool.illinois.edu/meet [Open URL]
Login Instructions:
[Open URL]

If you are away from your computer or without a microphone, you may
dial in to the session as follows:
Meeting Room Number: +1-571-392-7703, PIN: 504 275 651 202

If you have questions or problems with regard to participation, please
contact our Help Desk:
help at support.ischool.illinois.edu, +1-217-244-4903 or +1-800-377-1892.

For additional information about the online information session:
[Open URL]

Maria Bonn
Senior Lecturer, School of Information Sciences
University of Illinois

Editor, Journal of electronic Publishing

        Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 15:26:29 +0000
        From: "Curtis, Tony (Historical Society)" <Tony.Curtis at ky.gov>
        Subject: Call for Submissions: Boydston Essay Prize

Call for Submissions: Boydston Essay Prize

The Association for Documentary Editing invites nominations for the 2018 Boydston Essay Prize. The prize will be awarded to the best essay or review published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017, the primary focus of which is the editing of a volume of works or documents. The award carries a cash honorarium of $300. Eligible essays may have been published in digital and print journals, monographs, and collections. Please submit nominations and citations in the body of an e-mail, and attach essays or reviews to be considered as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF to the address below. Self-nominations are welcome. The prize will be awarded in June 2018 at the ADE annual meeting in Olympia, Washington.

Nominations are due by January 31, 2018.

Submit nominations to:

Tony Curtis
Assistant Editor
Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition
tony.curtis at ky.gov<mailto:tony.curtis at ky.gov>

Anthony P. Curtis, M.A.
Assistant Editor, Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition
Kentucky Historical Society
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 W. Broadway │ Frankfort, KY 40601
502.564.1792 x4473 | 502.564.4701 (Fax)
tony.curtis at ky.gov<mailto:tony.curtis at ky.gov>

        Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:14:51 +0000
        From: Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>
        Subject: Ph.D. opportunity at Neuchatel

Ph. D. student in Literature and History (or other related disciplines)
Job Description <http://www.jobsinacademia.net/employment/ph-d-student-in-theoretical-quantum-optics-condensed-matter-listing-25273.aspx>

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented student interested in carrying out a 4-year doctoral project entitled “Spatial Practices and the Performance of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Swiss Guestbooks”, funded by the SNFS.  This project’s principal aim is to research and write a monograph-length study on nineteenth-century guestbook culture, shedding insight into the practice of guestbook reading and writing, as well as into the historical development of Swiss tourism more generally. A second objective will be the development of a digital archive of extant guestbooks. The project will be hosted by the Institute of English Studies at the University of Neuchâtel, and will be co-supervised by Professors Patrick Vincent (English, Neuchâtel) and Kevin James (History, University of Guelph, Canada).


•      Completed master degree, preferably in literature (English, French, German, or Comparative) and / or history (Swiss or other). Other academic backgrounds (e.g. art history, sociology, anthropology, geography) will also be considered

•      Additional background in book history or digital humanities a plus

•      Fluency in English, working knowledge (B2 +) of French and German

•      General proficiency in computing and interest in digital humanities. The student will have the opportunity to gain experience in DH research, notably as part of the Tourism History Working Group at University of Guelph, Canada

•      Willingness to conduct field research in various parts of Switzerland

As an interdisciplinary project, the dissertation will prepare the student for an academic career in literary, historical, or cultural studies, and also open doors to a number of heritage-preservation related employments in the public and in the private sector.

Starting Date: As soon as possible

For more information or to apply, please contact Patrick.Vincent at unine.ch<mailto:Patrick.Vincent at unine.ch>
Please also visit the project blog: http//swissguestbookproject.ch<http://swissguestbookproject.ch>


Susan Brown
Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship
Director, Orlando Project; Project Leader, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory
President, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques

School of English and Theatre Studies    
University of Guelph                             
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada           
519-824-4120 x53266 (office)             
sbrown at uoguelph.ca 
Visiting Professor      
English and Film Studies     
University of Alberta    
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E5     
susan.brown at ualberta.ca

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