Category: Funding & Opportunities

Opportunity: XQuery Summer Institute

Vanderbilt University invites you to participate in a summer seminar for humanities scholars working with XML documents (such as TEI, EAD, or MODS). The XQuery Summer Institute is designed for scholars with basic experience marking up texts who would like to acquire advanced skills in how to query and computationally analyze XML documents.

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Opportunity: Visualizing Time Challenge

ChronoZoom, an open source project initiated by Microsoft Research and UC Berkeley enables students to explore, create, and tell stories with timelines directly from within a web browser. As the 2013 recipient of the SXSW Interactive Award for Best Educational Resource, ChronoZoom is developing lesson plans to teach historical thinking concepts to middle and high school students.

We’ve teamed up with Microsoft Research and challenge you to use data and design to visualize time to make ChronoZoom an even better educational tool. ChronoZoom is both a dataset–accessible via an API–and an interface. The data includes entities like eras, events, historical figures and the relationships between them. Your challenge is to create a visualization using the API. Your project should work as a standalone piece, but innovative features may be incorporated into the official ChronoZoom application.

We’re offering up to $17,000 in prizes, including a trip to Moscow, Russia to meet with a member of the ChronoZoom Research and Design team. Because ChronoZoom is open-source, your visualization is subject to the Apache v2 license and certain prizes are limited to specific categories. Read the full Challenge Rules below for additional information and details on eligibility.

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Funding Opportunity: The National Digital Newspaper Program Accepting Proposals

The National Endowment for the Humanities is now accepting proposals for the National Digital Newspaper Program.  The National Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to develop a searchable database of historically significant newspapers published in the United States.  The Library of Congress hosts the site for this project at Chronicling America, a collection of information and digitized newspapers published in the U.S. and territories between 1836 and 1922 available on the web for anyone to use.  The collection can now accept not only English titles, but Spanish, French, Danish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese and Swedish publications as well.

Applications are due January 15, 2014.

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Opportunity: Research Fellow—Digital Cultures Research Centre, University of the West of England

The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) is the University’s hub for research into creative media applications in real world contexts, producing new knowledge about everyday life in today’s digital media ecology.

The post represents an exciting opportunity for a committed and dynamic researcher to play a major role in the continuing development of an internationally recognised research centre.

Research Fellow—Digital Cultures Research Centre, University of the West of England

Opportunity: New Course in Sustaining Digital Resources (Applications due 30 Sept.)

Ithaka S+R is launching a new training course starting in January 2014, Sustaining Digital Resources, specifically designed for leaders of digital projects who are developing sustainability plans for the digital resources they have created.   Our focus is not on the technical aspects of preservation, but encourages participants to define the longer-range goals for their projects, to identify the communities they hope to reach, and to develop strategies to assemble the financial and non-financial support they believe they will need.

The course will bring together 20 individuals to work on their own project plans in collaboration with experts and peers, over the course of several months. Many will have well-established projects already, but project leaders at any stage are encouraged to apply.

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Opportunity: Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology

Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology – Deadline Extended to October 1

Digital technologies are driving important changes in archaeology.  Despite the increasing acceptance of digital technology in daily life, however, determining how to assess digital scholarship has proved difficult: many universities remain unsure about how to evaluate digital work along side more traditional forms of print publication when faced with tenure and promotion decisions.  Recognizing the value of digital scholarship, and aiming to encourage its practice, the AIA offers this award to honor projects, groups, and individuals that deploy digital technology in innovative ways in the realms of excavation, research, teaching, publishing, or outreach.

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Opportunity: Applications open for Five Solutions: Digital Sustainability for Historians

APPLICATIONS OPEN! Five Solutions to What? Historical scholarship is increasingly digital; and yet we do not have an agreed form of best practices for ensuring that digital scholarship lasts. Five Solutions is looking for five scholars able to outline a solution to the issues of sustainability now facing historians.

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