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Laura Crossley is a Digital History Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at George Mason University.

Job: Assistant Professor of English (Cultural and Digital Rhetorics, Latinx/Chicanx Rhetorics), Humboldt State

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Humboldt State University’s Department of English invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Writing Practices, with an emphasis in digital and cultural rhetorics. We are particularly interested in candidates who also specialize in Chicanx and/or ethnic rhetorics. Expertise in one or more of the following is also welcome: postcolonial approaches, global and transnational rhetorics, critical race studies, ethnic studies, translation studies, translingualism and multilingualism, and/or TESL/TEFL.

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Editors’ Choice: Enslaved People in Eighteenth-century Britain – An Interview with Nelson Mundell

“Slave-owner shooting a fugitive slave” (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture).

In today’s post, Keisha N. Blain, Senior Editor of Black Perspectives, interviews Nelson Mundell about the new online database, Runaway Slaves in Britain: Bondage, Freedom and Race in the Eighteenth Century. Mundell is a former History teacher with a MEd in Education and is finishing his history PhD thesis, “The Runaway Enslaved in Eighteenth-century Britain,” at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. The project’s home page can be found here, and the database here. Follow Mundell on Twitter @NelsonHistory.


Keisha N. Blain: Tell us more about the Runaway Slaves in Britain database. How did this project come about? How were you able to build the database?

Nelson Mundell: The Leverhulme Trust funded project has been led by Professor Simon Newman from the University of Glasgow since January 2015, and our database launched on June 1, 2018, after three-and-a-half years of work. Alongside Simon, Dr. Stephen Mullen and Dr. Roslyn Chapman have been key members of the team at different points, and I’ve been very fortunate to have worked on it all the way through as assistant researcher and PhD candidate. I’m delighted at the range of information we’ve uncovered, and this work will permit people interested in this period to explore and interrogate new information, allowing us to learn more about the enslaved and bound people who lived, worked, and sometimes sought freedom in eighteenth-century Britain.

We spent a lot of time in archives and libraries up and down Britain, poring over microfilm and—if we were lucky—original copy, as well as taking advantage of online repositories such as the Burney Collection and the British Newspaper Archive. Once we collected as much as we could, we moved onto entering it into our online database, which we had been tweaking and rearranging as the project, and our thoughts, advanced. We are really indebted to Dr. Roslyn Chapman, who replaced Stephen for the last six months, as she took this task on and delivered wonderfully.

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Job: Assistant Professor of English (Digital Humanities), Rochester Institute of Technology

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The Department of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with an emphasis on digital humanities, beginning in August 2019. The candidate must have a PhD in English or a related field in hand by the time of appointment. The candidate must have achieved specialization in any method of digital humanities research, broadly conceived. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute on a regular basis to multi-disciplinary programs. Applicants should demonstrate technical/computational expertise in their area of specialization.

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Job: Developer for Digital Arts and Humanities, Bard College

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The position requires expertise in web design & development, strong interpersonal skills, both flexibility and a self-driven work ethic, appreciation for the arts and humanities, and a passion for learning new things. Experience with tools to support digital methodologies (e.g., archiving, data-driven text analysis, new media studies, software studies, interactive mapping) and/or interest to learn will be beneficial for this position. Depending on the candidate’s background and interests, the person in this position may have the opportunity to take on some mentorship and/or training roles with Experimental Humanities faculty, staff, and students. We especially welcome candidates that are interested in linking emerging technologies with social implications relating to gender, race, class, sexual orientation and other categories and/or intersections of identity.

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Opportunity: British Library Labs Awards 2018

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The annual Awards formally recognise outstanding and innovative work that has been carried out using the British Library’s digital collections and data. This year, the awards will commend work in four key categories… A prize of £500 for the winner and £100 for the runner up in each category will be awarded at the BL Labs Symposium on Monday 12th November 2018 at the British Library in London. The submission deadline is midnight BST on Thursday 11th October 2018.

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Job: Digital Scholarship Consultant, George Mason University

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George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to collaborate with colleagues on digital scholarship efforts, methods, and tools for the University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC)… The George Mason University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) supports the interdisciplinary teaching and learning needs in digital scholarship for students, staff and faculty, by providing digital research support in the areas of: creating, finding, and using data; data management, curation, and archiving; geographical information systems (GIS); digital scholarship methods and applications (humanities, social sciences, and sciences); digital projects planning and management; and related scholarly communication issues.

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Job: Developer, Tropy

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We’re looking to hire a full-time, contract developer to join our team. Your job will be, most simply, to make Tropy as good as it can be, working on any part of the project to help advance that goal. This position is for someone with a wide range of skills: you should be comfortable obsessing over the frame rate of a user interface animation or designing a sync architecture from scratch. Your work might include improving the Tropy desktop software or building back-end services to power new features. As part of a small team, you’ll have responsibility over core components of the project and the freedom to experiment and find creative solutions to tough problems. Most importantly, you’ll participate in a vibrant global open-source community with amazing community developers and passionate users.

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Job: Digital Scholarship Specialist, Bryn Mawr

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The Digital Scholarship Specialist joins the new Digital Scholarship, Critical Making, and Digital Collections Management team in Bryn Mawr College’s dynamic Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) organization. The Digital Scholarship Specialist will be responsible for evolving a vision for the Digital Scholarship Program, formalized in 2016, that engages faculty, students, and staff colleagues in rich and ambitious digital scholarship ventures. In addition to program-building efforts and technical support of existing and future digital scholarship platforms, the Digital Scholarship Specialist is responsible for overseeing a number of undergraduate and graduate student programs and opportunities including the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows Program and the Digital Scholarship Graduate Student Community of Learning. The Digital Scholarship Specialist will collaborate with colleagues in Educational Technology Services, Special Collections, and Research and Instructional Services to build infrastructure to support digital scholarship across campus, including support for digital scholarship projects emerging from the Digital Bryn Mawr seed grant program.

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Job: Developer Outreach & Testing Coordinator, UVA Scholars’ Lab

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The University of Virginia Library’s Scholars’ Lab is seeking a new Developer Outreach & Testing Coordinator. The Developer Outreach & Testing Coordinator reports to the Head of Research and Development of the Scholars’ Lab and applies their working knowledge of design and development to create technical documentation for both developers and non-technical users. The incumbent works closely with users and the community for technical support, and leads technical workshops. The Developer Outreach & Testing Coordinator participates in code and design reviews and provides invaluable feedback for designing and coding proofs of concept.

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Job: TT Position in Public and Digital History, Clemson

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The Department of History at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Public and Digital History at the rank of assistant professor.  The successful candidate will take the lead in an emphasis area in public history for history majors and contribute to an emphasis area (and potentially a Ph.D. program) in Digital History.  Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of the appointment in August 2019.

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