[Humanist] 25.454 call to department chairs: evaluating digital scholarship

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 454.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 14:17:00 -0500
        From: Andrew Stauffer <amstauff at gmail.com>
        Subject: Department Chairs: call for applications to NINES/NEH Summer Institute 2012 on Evaluating Digital Scholarship
        In-Reply-To: <CAOJ7yigHaeY_wbkeYGPGrEODo8gsecd8KGU+sq9AxP2Ka5jWqw at mail.gmail.com>

Call for Applications: *Chairs of Departments*

NINES / NEH Summer Institute: Evaluating Digital Scholarship

June 19 – June 22, 2012

University of Virginia

Hosted by NINES

In 2012, NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic
Scholarship) at the University of Virginia will be hosting the second of
two NEH Summer Institutes in Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities.
The topic is “Evaluating Digital Scholarship," and we are specifically
inviting *current and incoming Department Chairs in English, Foreign
Languages, and Classics* to participate.

We are planning to gather Department Chairs from a range of colleges and
universities to address these issues specifically at the level of
departmental leadership.  Starting from documents produced last year, we
aim to produce collaborative working papers that could help guide the
activities of language and literature departments as scholarship moves into
digital forms.

Last summer’s Institute brought together scholars and administrators for a
series of conversations about scholarly values and the opportunities and
challenges of the digital.  Information and documents generated at the 2011
Institute can be found at our website. (http://institutes.nines.org)

The 2012 Institute will be focused on five categories of departmental
activity, with attention to the specifics of literary studies and the
digital humanities:

Promotion and tenure
Hiring and retention
Graduate training
Curriculum and teaching
Departmental culture

The NINES / NEH Institute will begin on the morning of June 20 and continue
through the evening of June 22, 2012.   Participants will be reimbursed for
their travel expenses and hotel costs and given a modest honorarium.

Applications should consist of a *c.v. and a brief narrative* (not to
exceed 800 words) describing your background/perspective, your reasons for
wanting to be part of the Institute, and your thoughts on departmental
activities in reference to the changing nature of scholarship in a digital
Please send applications BY DECEMBER 15, 2011 to institutes at nines.org*.

You may direct questions to the organizers: Andrew Stauffer at the
University of Virginia (amstauff at gmail.com), Laura Mandell at Texas A&M 
(laura.mandell at gmail.com), or Susan Schreibman at Trinity College Dublin 
(Susan.Schreibman at gmail.com).

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