King’s College London Job Ad: Digital Humanities

Job adsResearch Associate in Digital Humanities, King’s College London, UK. Application Deadline: 15 January 2018.

A researcher is required on a new EU project investigating the use of participatory software platforms for community engagement and crowdsourcing around digital archives and data, with the aim of creating digital spaces for reflection and dialogue to support peace education and reconciliation in societies emerging from conflict. The software will be built on the Ushahidi platform, and there will be two pilots in east Africa (Rwanda and Kenya), following a ‘living labs’ methodology based on participatory design and evaluation.

The project will use data analytics to investigate how user communities interact with and respond to the platform, and to evaluate its impact. More broadly, the project aims to address the potential applications of data in a development context, and to build sustainable partnerships and capacity in digital content technologies with industry and university partners in the region. Candidates should have a broad understanding of information systems and technologies; an interest in the role of informatics in social development would be an advantage.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

This post will be offered on a Fixed Term Contract for 33 months.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 15 January 2018.

CFP Transatlantic Collaborative Digital Humanities Projects

Transatlantic program for collaborative work in the field of digital humanities – Call 2016
Deadline : 16 May 2016

The Fondation Maison des Science de l’Homme has published the third call of its grant program in digital humanities. Thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, FMSH will co-finance transatlantic collaborative projects in the field of the digital humanities.

To strengthen its activity in the broad sphere of Digital Humanities, the FMSH seeks at present to implement a new international program of “digital philology”. To date, funded interactions in this area have been limited to exchanges within Europe. The purpose of this proposal is to create a formal organizational and funding structure for collaboration between the US and Europe in “digital literary studies”. For too long, Europe’s major projects in the digital humanities have been on a different track, as it were, from American projects. The present initiative is intended to help US and European researchers work together in an entirely new way in the field of digital literary studies, to share knowledge and methods, disseminate common practices and tools, and publicize their works.

The Program will support only research projects whose goal is to set up or to strengthen collaborations between US and European universities. It will co-finance up to 80% of the total cost of the research project per year.

Deadlines:
Applications due –  16 May 2016
Notification given – September 2016
Grant period commences – October 2016

Before submitting a proposal, potential applicants are encouraged to contact the FMSH.  Applications must be submitted electronically via the online application form

Digital Arts & Humanities PhD scholarships U Coll Cork (Ireland)

University College Cork invites applications for the first round of scholarships in the four-year structured PhD programme in Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) co-ordinated with an all-Irish university consortium. Candidates will pursue their individual research agendas within the program, based on projects developed from proposals which they provide during the application process.  Deadline for early acceptance: 15 March 2014. Course details available. Tuition waivers are available to Non-EU candidates.

What is DAH?
The ever-evolving developments in computing and their performative and analytical implications have brought about a quantum leap in arts and humanities research and practice. Digital Arts and Humanities is a field of study, research, teaching, and invention at the intersection of computing and information management with the arts and humanities. The DAH Structured PhD programme has developed a research platform, structures, partnerships and innovation models by which fourth-level researchers can engage with a wide range of stakeholders in order to contribute to the developing digital arts and humanities community world-wide, as participants and as leaders.  Currently the program includes a vibrant community of 50 researchers throughout Ireland.

Programme Structure
Candidates will complete core, training and career development modules, including main modules shared across the consortium and others institutionally-based. The overall aim of the taught modules are threefold: 1) to introduce students to the history and theoretical issues in digital arts/humanities; 2) to provide the skills needed to apply advanced computational and information management paradigms to humanities/arts research; 3) to provide an enabling framework for students to develop generic and transferable skills to carry out their final research projects/dissertations.

Year 1 of the four-year programme includes core and optional graduate education modules delivered in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Maynooth. These modules provide a grounding in essential research skills and transferable skills together with access to specialist topics. In years 2 and 3 work on PhD research projects is supplemented with access to elective modules. Year 3 features practical placements in industry, academic research environments or cultural institutions.

University College Cork has a strong track record in Digital Humanities and has been a pioneer in the development of digital tools for language study and historiography. The College is strong in all disciplines of the Humanities, with a particular concentration on Irish and European studies. The Digital Arts and Humanities program currently has 46 students from around the globe, studying topics ranging from Renaissance networking to eighteenth-century country houses, from modern performance art to Irish diaspora music performers in the USA and their stories. Details about some typical projects available.

KU Leuven (Belgium) faculty job ads

KU Leuven in Belgium is advertising 6 faculty positions in Media and Communication:

Journalism Studies – Ref. ZAP-2013-322
Full-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time (Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of Journalism Studies.
Mediaculture – Ref. ZAP-2013-321
Full-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time (Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of Mass Communication Research.
ICT & Human-Centered Design (20%) – Ref. ZAP-2013-309
Part-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a part-time (20%) (assistant/associate/full) professor (appointment of limited duration) in the domain of ICT & Human-Centered Design.
Media and Social Change – Ref. ZAP-2013-307
Full-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time (Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of Mass Communication Research.
Digital Humanities: Human-Media Interaction – Ref. ZAP-2013-308
Full-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time (Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of human-media interaction.
Film- and television studies (50%) – Ref. ZAP-2013-310
Part-time – Leuven

The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a part-time (50%)(Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of Film and Television Studies.

Most of the application deadlines are March 13, 2014.

Digital humanities grants

Transatlantic program for collaborative work in the field of Digital Humanities

 

The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) is pleased to announce the launch of a new grant program in digital humanities. Thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, FMSH will co-finance transatlantic collaborative projects in the field of the digital humanities.

To strengthen its activity in the broad sphere of Digital Humanities, the FMSH seeks at present to implement a new international program of “digital philology”. To date, funded interactions in this area have been limited to exchanges within Europe. The purpose of this proposal is to create a formal organizational and funding structure for collaboration between the US and Europe in « digital literary studies ». For too long, Europe’s major projects in the digital humanities have been on a different track, as it were, from American projects. The present initiative is intended to help US and European researchers work together in an entirely new way in the field of digital literary studies, to share knowledge and methods, disseminate common practices and tools, and publicize their works.

The Program will support only research projects whose goal is to set up or to strengthen collaborations between US and European universities. It will co-finance up to 60% of the total cost of the research project per year.

Eligibility:
Grants are available to European and US universities willing to set up transatlantic collaborations. The competition is open to senior and junior researchers. The European groups will be asked to co-fund 40% of the total cost (total cost of the project can vary between $50,000 and  $100,000 per year. While the whole of Europe and North America is included in this call, priority will initially be accorded to applications originating in the U.S., France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.  Expenses for which grant funds may be requested include the following:

  • Visiting lectureships
  • Doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships
  • International seminars, symposia
  • Honoraria, travel and meeting expenses
  • Publications

Coverage of other expenses will be subject to negotiation with the FMSH.

Deadlines:

  • Applications due – March 31, 2014
  • Notification given – June 2014
  • Grant period commences – September, 2014

Before submitting a proposal, potential applicants are encouraged to contact the FMSH program secretary.

Application Form here