Posts from the ‘dh summer opportunities’ Category
November 20th, 2014
At a few recent meetings we’ve talked about the new digital projects and resources being developed at UC Riverside, as well as other opportunities for graduate students and faculty interested in digital humanities.
Digital Scholars Lab
The UCR Rivera Library will be opening a new Digital Scholars Lab in the coming months. Over the Summer and Fall quarters, I’ve been working for the library as an advisor on digital scholarship projects and digital humanities in general. Once the Lab is open it will be a meeting place for graduate students, researchers, and faculty to start new digital scholarship projects or get help with existing ones. In the meantime if you need assistance with a project or would like more information on digital scholarship and digital humanities, please send me (Steve Anderson) an email: email@example.com Although the Lab isn’t officially open at the moment, the Library is still happy to work with scholars and has many resources available. I’ve also made a website as a place to keep my notes for the development of the Lab. The website is a work in progress and it is not the official Lab website, but it does list many resources on digital scholarship and digital humanities: scholarslab.net
Critical Digital Humanities
For the past few years Critical Digital Humanities has been holding discussions on critical theory, reading groups on technoculture and digital media, and hosting invited speakers from a wide array of fields and subjects concerning the digital humanities. These workshops have been made possible by generous funding from the Center for Ideas and Society and Mellon workshop grants. For the 2014-2015 academic year CDH is working on pedagogy and production with Sergei Eisenstein’s unfinished film Que Viva Mexico! as our focus.
In Southern California the digital humanities community stays up to date on recent projects and opportunities through the DHSocal website: http://dhsocal.blogspot.com The calendar is up to date and active, there are lists of resources, and also CFPs and job opportunities. DHSocal is also on Twitter (@dhsocal and #dhsocal), but most of the activity takes place within individual accounts. If you’re just getting started with Twitter and DH, Miriam Posner (@miriamkp) over at UCLA has a very active Twitter feed, and don’t miss her weekly newsletter on DH happenings, tools, and opportunities: http://tinyletter.com/miriamposner
Digital Humanities Summer Programs
If you’re interested in digital humanities, week-long summer workshops are a great way to hone your skills and make new friends. Newcomers to the digital humanities are welcome, and most workshops do not require any technical programming skills or equipment. Over the summer I attended two of these workshops, and they were quite extraordinary experiences. HILT is the Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching workshop, which was held at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, or MITH, at the University of Maryland. This coming summer in 2015, HILT will be held at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indianapolis, with registration beginning soon. The other workshop I attended was the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, or DHSI, at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. DHSI offers three separate weeks of instruction now and registration is currently open. Both HILT and DHSI have many opportunities to offset the cost of travel and tuition, as well as on-campus housing. DHSI is also offering a Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities which I hope to finish this year. There are other summer programs in Europe as well, the Joint Culture & Technology and CLARIN-D Summer School in Germany, and the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School in England.
August 26th, 2014
The University of Victoria is now offering a Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities in connection with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (http://dhsi.org).
The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities meets the current and growing need for training in digital humanities tools and techniques among graduate students, academics, librarians, and those in extra-academic sectors. It offers world-class training in Digital Humanities methods, approaches, and content through courses at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, and the DHSI’s partner entities: Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT), Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS), and the Digital Humanities programme at Universitat Leipzig. Uniquely, this program allows the hundreds of those who come to Victoria each summer for DHSI to receive graduate university credit for the work they’ve done while at DHSI. The Certificate is proudly offered through the English Department at the University of Victoria, in cooperation with the DHSI.
Contact : Stephen Ross, Acting Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
April 24th, 2014
“Digital Humanities & Language Resources” – Joint “Culture & Technology” and CLARIN-D European SummerSchool, 22nd of July – 01st of August 2014 http://www.culingtec.uni-
We are happy to announce that not only the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria (etcl) and the German Accademic Exchange Service (DAAD) offer generous support to participants of the Joint “Culture & Technology” and CLARIN-D European Summer School 2014 “Digital Humanities & Language Resources”, which aims at integrating Digital Humanities and Language Resources, but also the University of Leipzig , which through its International Centre now makes available bursaries for members of its Eastern European partner universities as well as for members of its non-European partner universities (please see: http://www.culingtec.uni-
The Summer School is directed at 60 participants from all over Europe and beyond. The Summer School wants to bring together (doctoral) students, young scholars and academics from the Arts and Humanities, Library Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering and Computer Sciences as equal partners to an interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and experience in a multilingual and multicultural context and thus create the conditions for future project-based cooperations and network-building across the borders of disciplines, countries and cultures.
The Summer School aims to provide a stimulating environment for discussing, learning and advancing knowledge and skills in the methods and technologies which play a central role in Humanities Computing and determine more and more the work done in the Arts and Humanities, in libraries, archives, and museums, in the Language Industries, and similar fields. The Summer School seeks to integrate these activities into the broader context of the Digital Humanities, where questions about the consequences and implications of the application of computational methods and tools to cultural artefacts of all kinds are asked. It further aims to provide insights into the complexity of humanistic data and the challenges the Humanities present for computer science and engineering and their further development.
In all this the Summer School also aims at confronting the so-called Gender Divide, i.e. the under-representation of women in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Germany and Europe. But, instead of strengthening the hard sciences as such by following the way taken by so many measures which focus on the so-called STEM disciplines and try to convince women of the attractiveness and importance of Computer Science or Engineering, the Summer School relies on the challenges that the Humanities with their complex data and their wealth of women represent for Computer Science and Engineering and the further development of the latter, on the overcoming of the boarders between hard and soft sciences and on the integration of Humanities, Computer Science and Engineering.
The Summer School takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive programme consists of workshops, public lectures, regular project presentations, a poster session and a panel discussion. The workshop programme is composed of the following thematic strands:
- XML-TEI encoding, structuring and rendering
- Query in Text Corpora
- Comparing Corpora
- Historical Text Corpora for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Digitization, Annotation, Quality Assurance and Analysis
- Open Greek and Latin
- Advanced Topics in Humanities Programming with Python
- Stylometry: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Literary Texts
- Editing in the Digital Age: Historical Texts and Documents
- Space – Time – Object: Digital methods in Archaeology
- Spoken Language
- Multimodal Corpora: How to build and how to understand them
- Large Project Planning and Management
- DH for Department Chairs and Deans
Each workshop consists of a total of 16 sessions or 32 week-hours. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10.
Lectures will focus among others on digital art history and underresourced languages.
Information on how to apply for a place in one or two workshops can be found at: http://www.culingtec.uni-
Preference will be given to young scholars of the Humanities who are planning, or are already involved with, a technology-based research project and who submit a qualified project description. Young scholars of Engineering and Computer Sciences are expected to describe their specialities and interests in such a way that also non-specialists can follow, and to support with good arguments what they hope to learn from the summer school.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. The selection of participants is made by the Scientific Committee together with the experts who lead the workshops.
Participation fees are more or less the same as last year.
For all relevant information please consult the Web-Portal of the European Summer School in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”: http://www.culingtec.uni-
leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/ which will be continually updated and integrated with more information as soon as it becomes available.
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr
Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
(via the DHSI listserv)
April 23rd, 2014
The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks applicants for its Communications fellowship. Working on a small team, the fellow will write news releases, blog posts and announcements relevant to ADHO, its constituent organizations, and the broader digital humanities community; monitor and update ADHO’s social media presence; maintain its web site; help to develop and implement ADHO’s outreach strategy; and perform other communications-related responsibilities. The Communications fellow should anticipate spending approximately 3-4 hours per week on the position. The fellowship comes with a small annual stipend of 600 Euros. It is well-suited for graduate students who wish to develop deeper knowledge of digital humanities, contribute to an important digital humanities professional organization, and gain experience in social media and communications.
Desired skills and qualifications include:
- fluency in more than one language
- excellent written communication skills
- attention to detail
- good graphic design skills
- ability to work with minimal supervision
- experience creating content using Drupal or another content management system
- familiarity with social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
To apply, submit a CV/ resume, a brief writing sample, three references, and a cover letter describing your interest in the position, experience with social media and communications, and expertise with writing, web development, and graphic design to Lisa Spiro, chair of ADHO’scommunications committee: email@example.com. The application deadline is May 16, 2014. Two positions will be available.
(via the DHSI listserv)