Category: Funding & Opportunities

Funding: “Mixed Methods” in the Humanities?

Present-day research in the humanities and cultural studies is faced with a previously unimaginable body of research data from more or less heterogeneous sources, necessitating application of new computer-aided methods of knowledge acquisition. The aim of this funding scheme is to explore how such new procedures of digital humanities can be combined with “qualitative-hermeneutical” approaches, and to evaluate potential for “added value”. The call addresses projects that reach beyond mere collaboration on a specific research question and explore the interface between the two procedures on a theoretical-methodological level. The call comprises two funding lines: The first one addresses collaborative “hybrid projects”. The second offers support for workshops and small-scale summer schools.

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Opportunity: Apply Now for Doing Digital History 2016

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media has opened applications for its summer Digital History summer institute:

“Are you a mid-career American historian interested in digital history training for novices?

Apply now for one of 25 available spots for the Doing Digital History: 2016 summer institute to be held July 11- 22, 2016 at George Mason University. The institute is organized by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities.

Doing Digital History: 2016 is designed to address the existing gap in digital history training for established scholars who need instruction and a professional learning community to explore digital methodologies and theories applicable to their historical research and teaching. During the summer of 2014, RRCHNM ran the first Doing Digital History institute also sponsored by the NEH.”

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Opportunity: Digital Methods Initiative, Winter School 2016

The Digital Methods Initiative (DMI), Amsterdam, is holding its annual Winter School on Critical Analytics and the Meanings of Engagement. The format is that of a data sprint, with hands-on work on engagement metrics for political, social and media research, together with a programme of keynote speakers and a Mini-conference, where PhD candidates, motivated scholars and advanced graduate students present short papers on digital methods and new media related topics, and receive feedback from the Amsterdam DMI researchers and international participants. Participants need not give a paper at the Mini-conference to attend the Winter School. For a preview of what the event is like, you can view short video clips from previous editions of the Summer School in 2015 and 2014.

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Opportunity: Fully funded PhD Studentship, University of Kent

The University of Kent is seeking at least one highly motivated and ambitious PhD candidate to apply to work within the field of Digital Humanities. The successful candidate(s) will join the exciting new research community of the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (EARC), which unites Kent with the Universities of East Anglia and Essex as a significant new force in research collaboration and training.

 

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Opportunity: CLIR/Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is offering a fellowship award to support original source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences at the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The fellowship is offered as part of CLIR’s long-established Mellon Fellowship program and is generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

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Opportunity: Call for Lightning Talk Presentations at CUNY

We are now accepting presentation proposals that highlight ongoing, current, and recent digital humanities work across The City University of New York, and would like to encourage you to consider participating. All disciplines, all research, and all students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend and present. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th, 6:30-8:30pm at The Graduate Center.

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Funding: ACLS Digital Extension Grants

ACLS invites applications for the ACLS Digital Extension Grant program, made possible by the generous assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. It is hoped that these grants will help advance the digital transformation of humanities scholarship by extending the reach of existing digital projects to new communities of users. ACLS Digital Extension Grants will support teams of scholars as they enhance existing digital projects in ways that engage new audiences across a range of academic communities and institutions.

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Opportunity: Gerda Henkel Postdoctoral Fellowship for Digital History

With the generous support of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the German Historical Institute (GHI) and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at the George Mason University (RRCHNM) invite applications for a 12-month postdoctoral fellowship in digital history. The fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for the recipient to develop an innovative research project at RRCHNM, where she/he will be in residence for one year. One of the Center’s Associate Directors will work with the fellow to develop a project further and help her/him develop the skills needed for that project. The fellow will also have the opportunity to join teams working on projects in development at RRCHNM as well as to sit in on graduate digital history classes at GMU.

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