[Humanist] 30.847 PhD studentship on bank archives; digital editions cooperative grants

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Mar 25 08:01:27 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 847.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Darrell Meadows <darrell.meadows at nara.gov>                (64)
        Subject: Digital Editions Publishing Cooperatives -- Grant
                Opportunity from Mellon and NHPRC

  [2]   From:    James Sumner <james.sumner at MANCHESTER.AC.UK>              (28)
        Subject: Liverpool collaborative PhD on Barclays archives, inc
                digital humanities angle

        Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:11:54 -0400
        From: Darrell Meadows <darrell.meadows at nara.gov>
        Subject: Digital Editions Publishing Cooperatives -- Grant Opportunity from Mellon and NHPRC

Dear Colleagues,

The National Archives, through its National Historical Publications and
Records Commission, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation today announced a
partnership for Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives planning grants.
The purpose of the new grants initiative is to plan for, and build, a
sustainable system for the publication and discovery of digital editions
that make historical records readily accessible to scholars, students, and
the American people.

After two decades of experimentation, individual scholarly editions
continue to find it difficult to build and maintain their own digital
infrastructure for creating and disseminating their work, and most
producers of digital scholarly editions lack access to predictable,
affordable, and sustainable publication channels.

Up to $2 million in funding will be provided from the Mellon Foundation,
with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission assisting
in managing the process, including the selection of grant recipients.

David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, welcomed the
partnership. “We are delighted to join with the Mellon Foundation in
addressing a critical need to create long-term sustainable digital editions
of historical records. These Cooperatives will allow projects to share
resources and best practices and to address the pressing questions of
scholarly publishing and online access. It promises to be groundbreaking.”

Donald Waters, Senior Program Officer for Scholarly Communications at the
Mellon Foundation concurred.  “The Digital Revolution has produced a
torrent of new sources of evidence in digital formats that are critical to
an understanding of the human condition.  Scholars have been experimenting
since the early 1990s with digital methods of organizing these sources into
critical editions that could fuel future research and teaching.  This
initiative seeks to identify the best of these experiments and turn them
into durable forms of digital publication.”

Developing the Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives will be a two-stage
process for Planning and Implementation. Up to eight planning grants will
be awarded in December 2017 for the first stage of this multi-year
endeavor. Each project team will consist of a principal investigator and a
lead representative from each of at least three participating editions and
the host institution(s). During the Planning stage, each team will develop
a proposal for implementing a Digital Edition Publishing Cooperative.
Planning grants are for one year and up to $100,000.

All planning teams would be eligible to apply for Implementation funding.
Three implementation grants of between $350,000 and $500,000, each for up
to three years, are expected to be awarded, for a total of up to $1.25
million. Implementation grants will be awarded in September 2019.

*The first deadline for project teams is July 6, 2017. *

*More details and full applications for the Digital Edition Publishing
Cooperatives are available online

*There will be a webinar about the initiative on March 30, 2017 * *3:00
p.m. EST**. *To join the webinar, go to: https://connect16.uc.att.
com/gsa1/meet/?ExEventID=89909710 and enter your name and email address.
You do not need to pre-register for the webinar.

*For additional information: *Contact Darrell Meadows, NHPRC Director for
Publishing, at (202) 357-5321 or darrell.meadows at nara.gov

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, 24 Mar 2017 19:52:27 +0000
        From: James Sumner <james.sumner at MANCHESTER.AC.UK>
        Subject: Liverpool collaborative PhD on Barclays archives, inc digital humanities angle

Accounts with Interest – Networking Historical Customer Records

Closing date for applications: 21 April 2017

The University of Liverpool and Barclays Group Archives (BGA) invite 
invitations from suitably qualified candidates for a fully-funded AHRC 
Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship investigating the 
accessibility of Barclays’ historical customer records.

The successful candidate will enjoy privileged opportunities to work  as 
a member of the professional team responsible for Barclays Group 
Archives <https://www.archive.barclays.com/> in Wythenshawe, Greater 
Manchester exploring the possibilities for exploiting customer and other 
nominal banking data within the information technology environment 
available to BGA and investigating how such a local development might be 
exploited in the context of the wider banking archive sector.

‘Accounts with Interest’ is conceived as a genuinely interdisciplinary 
project within the digital humanities; we are keen to attract 
suitably-qualified candidates from any area  who can demonstrate their 
potential to carry out a research project designed to enable digital 
access to the nominal and related information held in archival records.

You can download further details of the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral 
Award Studentship 2017 

Alternatively email Dr Margaret Procter <mailto:mprocter at liv.ac.uk>, 
senior lecturer, Record and Archive Studies or Dr Andrew Smith 
<mailto:adasmith at liv.ac.uk>, senior lecturer in International Business.

Interviews will be held in Liverpool in May 2017.

Tuition fees + £14,553 (RCUK rates) + £1,000 p.a. (towards research 
costs) from Barclays.

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