[Humanist] 29.417 asst prof at Brock; grad certificate at UVic; PhD partnership at the BL

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Oct 23 07:26:49 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 417.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Graeme Gooday <G.J.N.Gooday at LEEDS.AC.UK>                  (22)
        Subject: Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Opportunity, British
                Library:  "Hans Sloane’s Books"

  [2]   From:    Andrew Roth <aroth2 at brocku.ca>                            (37)
        Subject: asst prof at Brock in digital prototyping (reminder)

  [3]   From:    Stephen Ross <saross at uvic.ca>                              (6)
        Subject: Grad Certificate in DH @UVic - Apply Now!

        Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:01:46 +0000
        From: Graeme Gooday <G.J.N.Gooday at LEEDS.AC.UK>
        Subject: Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Opportunity, British Library:  "Hans Sloane’s Books"
        In-Reply-To: <B9DDEE93BFC3F640B76A6D075B9DC7137B2C3EBD at V8L-EXCHANGE01.ad.bl.uk>

There is an opportunity for a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership between the British Library and a UK university or Higher Education Institute that I believe may be of interest to subscribers of this e-mail list.

The project is entitled: ‘Hans Sloane’s Books: Evaluating an Enlightenment Library’.  It will investigate the intellectual significance of the library of Hans Sloane (1660-1753): physician, collector and posthumous ‘founding father’ of the British Museum. It will apply digital techniques to exploit the raw data on over 32,000 items in the Sloane Printed Books Catalogue (http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/sloane/; SPBC) and forge fresh insights into the gathering and disseminating of medical and scientific knowledge in the pre-Linnaean period.

This is a Digital Humanities project with relevance to the history of science, medicine and collecting. Prospective university/HEI partners will need to have a strong interest in current digital scholarship and techniques – ideally in the aforementioned fields – in order to provide practical and technical guidance to the doctoral student’s use of SPBC and its associated datasets.

Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships provide fully funded AHRC research studentships that enable UK universities to work with independent research organisations.

As part of this scheme, the British Library is looking for university/HEI partners to co- supervise PhDs to start in October 2016.

The full details of the application process, link to the further particulars of the Sloane project, and application form may be found at the following:


This call is open to researchers of postdoctoral standing with a contract of employment at a UK HEI.

The deadline is 27th November 2015.

Enquiries relating to the application process should be addressed to Arts-Humanities at bl.uk<mailto:Arts-Humanities at bl.uk>.  For informal discussions about the project, please contact Dr James Freeman at James.Freeman at bl.uk<mailto:James.Freeman at bl.uk>.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information.

Yours sincerely,



Dr James Freeman
Curator of Printed Heritage Collections (1450-1600)
The British Library
96 Euston Road


        Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:43:03 +0000
        From: Andrew Roth <aroth2 at brocku.ca>
        Subject: asst prof at Brock in digital prototyping (reminder)
        In-Reply-To: <B9DDEE93BFC3F640B76A6D075B9DC7137B2C3EBD at V8L-EXCHANGE01.ad.bl.uk>

Assistant Professor - Digital Prototyping
Application Deadline Nov. 1st, 2015

Employment Status: Probationary Tenure-Track
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Centre for Digital Humanities

Start: 2016-07-01

Job Summary

The Centre for Digital Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Digital Prototyping at the rank of Assistant Professor. Scholars whose work intersects with digital prototyping (e.g., computer programming, human-computer interaction, industrial design, and/or locative media) connected to questions in the humanities are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated skillset related to entrepreneurship, leadership, and/or project management is also essential. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. It will begin July 1, 2016.

The Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) offers an undergraduate program in Interactive Arts and Science (IASC) that supports learning in a wide range of practices and disciplines informed by human-computer interaction, visualization, and simulation. The IASC programs (BA, BA Honours, Combined Major, and Minor) are partnered with a variety of academic units within and outside the Faculty of Humanities, including the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. Faculty in the CDH also have the opportunity to contribute to Brock's Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD program which includes a specialization in Digital Humanities. In September, 2016, the CDH, in partnership with the Department of Computer Science, will launch the GAME program in collaboration with Niagara College.

The CDH is a founding partner of Innovate Niagara and the Generator at One, the region’s interactive media incubator and production facility where IASC students regularly intern and are mentored by industry professionals. The CDH is also partnered with BioLinc, a business incubator facility housed on the Brock campus.


The successful candidate will be a Humanities scholar whose body of work advances the field of digital prototyping with original thinking and impact. Such work may take the form of published writings, innovative forms of scholarship, research/creation, critically informed design, curriculum, and/or community engagement. Given the emergent nature of interactive media, the successful applicant should expect to provide leadership through transformative research and teaching as well as informed curriculum development and engagement with industry and community partners. In addition, applicants should have an exemplary teaching record that demonstrates a commitment to progressive learner-centred pedagogy. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD or have a doctoral defence date set.

The successful candidate will teach four half courses per academic year and will contribute to a vibrant culture of research and creation. Courses at the undergraduate level may include critical theory and analysis in topic areas related to digital prototyping, as well as introductory courses related to interactive media and digital scholarship more generally.


The deadline for completed applications is November 1, 2015. Applicants should submit a letter of application accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a research plan, evidence of successful university-level teaching, and an articulation of teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants must arrange for the submission of three letters of reference. All application materials should be sent to:

Clara Suba (csuba at brocku.ca<mailto:csuba at brocku.ca>)
Administrative Assistant
Centre for Digital Humanities
Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave.
St. Catharines, Ontario
Canada L2S 3A1

For inquiries, please contact:
Professor David Hutchison (dhutchison at brocku.ca<mailto:dhutchison at brocku.ca>)
Director, Centre for Digital Humanities

Brock University, which has more than 18,500 students, is situated on the Niagara Escarpment within an hour’s drive from Toronto and Buffalo.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to self-identify voluntarily as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at http://www.brocku.ca/webfm_send/26360 and include the completed form with their application.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process, per the University’s Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities Policy http://www.brocku.ca/webfm_send/6557). Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

More information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website at www.brocku.ca<http://www.brocku.ca> ; information concerning the Centre for Digital Humanities and its programs can be found at: www.brocku.ca/cdh<http://www.brocku.ca/cdh>.

        Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2015 20:49:18 +0000
        From: Stephen Ross <saross at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Grad Certificate in DH @UVic - Apply Now!
        In-Reply-To: <B9DDEE93BFC3F640B76A6D075B9DC7137B2C3EBD at V8L-EXCHANGE01.ad.bl.uk>

We are now accepting applications for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities at the University of Victoria. The GCDH provides students with high-level training and credentialling in key areas of the digital humanities. Students can piggy-back on courses offered through the DHSI to earn credit in the Certificate programme. Scholarships through the University of Victoria and Gale Cengage will shortly be available for the June 2016 entry cycle.

For more information, visit http://www.uvic.ca/humanities/english/graduate/graduate-certificates/dhum-certificate/index.php

Please circulate widely to anyone who may be interested in supplementing their current level of credential and education with one of the most respected training programmes in Digital Humanities.

Stephen Ross,
Director, Graduate Certificate in DH,
University of Victoria.

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