Category: Funding & Opportunities

Opportunity: The Five Lessons No One’s Yet Written (but need writing)

From the post:

The Programming Historian Needs YOU…to help historians digitally analyse! We’ve published 57 peer-reviewed tutorials since we launched in 2012, and we’re proud of our pioneering role within digital humanities. These lessons are on topics as wide-ranging as introductory Python programming, Web Scraping, and Regular Expressions. Many of our lessons involve learning how to extract and structure information from other people’s websites and databases. This has been an unfortunate need because of decisions in digitisation made in the first decade of the twenty-first century by organisations that assumed we’d want to read digital texts like we read them in the library: one word at a time.

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Funding: The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture’s Digital Collections Fellowship

From the post:

It’s clear that #VastEarlyAmerica includes not only an expansive conceptual, geographical, and chronological scope, but also new and exciting methodologies. The possibilities for doing digital historical scholarship, from research to publication platforms, have expanded exponentially over the last decade; I find this a tremendously encouraging sign about the vitality and future of our field. I also see an important opportunity and imperative for increased engagement on the part of individuals and institutions to think forward, and pay it forward.

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Funding: University of Floridia, Library Travel Grants for Spring & Summer 2017

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The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies is sponsoring Library Travel Research Grants for Spring & Summer 2017. Their purpose is to enable faculty researchers from other U.S. colleges and universities to use the extensive resources of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection in the University of Florida Libraries, thereby enhancing its value as a national resource. The grants are funded by a Title VI National Resource Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Opportunity: CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows in Academic Libraries

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CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows in Academic Libraries work on projects that forge and strengthen connections between academic library collections and their users. The program offers scholars the chance to develop new research models, collaborate with information specialists, and explore new career opportunities. Participating libraries benefit from the expertise of accomplished scholars who can invigorate approaches to collection use and teaching, contribute field-specific knowledge, and provide insight into the future of scholarship.

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Research Fellow: Curtin University, Cultural Heritage & Visualisation

From the ad:

Curtin University has, in cooperation with UNESCO, established a Chair in Cultural Heritage and Visualisation. The purpose of the Chair is to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on virtual heritage sites and facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Australia, Europe and North America and in other regions of the world. As a Research Fellow, you will work with the UNESCO Chair on a project which aims to survey and promote guidelines, tutorials and open access tools for the design, preservation and teaching of 3D models and landscapes of UNESCO heritage sites, particularly in Australia.

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Funding: Libraries and Museums Advance the Digital Humanities, New Grant Opportunity

Nearly 10 years ago, IMLS partnered with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to launch the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant program. Over the last decade, this program has provided seed money to projects that have had a significant impact on the digital tools and services offered by libraries and museums…. We are thrilled to renew our partnership with NEH. Through Libraries and Museums Advance the Digital Humanities, IMLS will be able to support innovative collaborations between museum or library professionals and humanities professionals to advance the preservation of, access to, use of, and engagement with, digital collections and services. Through this partnership, IMLS and NEH will jointly fund Digital Humanities Advancement Grant projects that involve collaborations with museums and/or libraries in support of the National Digital Platform effort.

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Fellowship: Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University

From the ad:

Rice University’s Center for Research Computing and Humanities Research Center will award one postdoctoral fellowship in digital scholarship focused on humanities and qualitative social sciences. The fellow will develop a research project in digital humanities and/or digital qualitative social sciences; consult with the humanistic research community engaged in digital scholarship projects at Rice; offer technical and intellectual expertise to advance digital scholarship; help develop a “Digital Scholarship Lab;” and serve as a bridge between the research and scholarship community, the Center for Research Computing, and the Humanities Research Center.

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Funding: Europeana Research Grants

We are looking for individual research projects which make use of Europeana Collections for research purposes: employing state of the art tools and methods in the Digital Humanities to address a specific research question. We expect to see applications deploying as much of the Europeana data (e.g., the API, metadata) as possible. You should be a postgraduate or doctoral student, an early career scholar in any field within the Humanities, Social Sciences, Archival or Information Sciences.

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Opportunity: University of Luxembourg

From the ad:

The Historical Institute / Center for Contemporary and Digital History University of Luxembourg has obtained a large grant from the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg in the framework of the so-called PRIDE-program, enabling the creation of a Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) and opens up to 13 positions for PhD students (Doctoral candidates) in the field of digital history and hermeneutics (m/f).

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