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Postdoc: The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa.

http://obermann.uiowa.edu/programs/digital-bridges-humanistic-inquiry/digital-bridges-2-year-postdoctoral-scholar-position
POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa welcomes applications for a full-time, twelve-month Postdoctoral Scholar. The two-year residency will begin on August 10, 2015. The position is funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is part of a four-year initiative, Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry: A Grinnell College/University of Iowa Partnership.
The purpose of the grant is to develop humanities-centered collaborations in the digital liberal arts that build on the complementary strengths of a liberal arts college and a research university. We seek to weave the digital humanities more deeply and thoughtfully into the curriculum at both institutions while also building cross-institutional bridges to connect Grinnell College and the University of Iowa intellectually and pedagogically. Our sha…

PKP 2015 Conference Call for Participation.

PKP 2015
11-14 August 2015, Vancouver
The deadline for submissions: May 1, 2015


Call for Participation

The conference will address a wide range of issues such as open access
publishing, global knowledge creation and sharing, open educational
resources, the digital humanities, current and future scholars as
publishers, and open source technologies. It will provide opportunities to
explore a new array of connections among scholarship, technology, and
community, all focused around the broad theme of openness.

The program will consist of a mixture of invited plenary presentations, a
“next generation scholars” panel discussion, brief “lightning talks,” a
2-day development sprint, and workshops. A preliminary schedule, including
the updated registration fees, can be found on the conference website:
http://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp2015/pages/view/program

This year, the conference organizing team has chosen a more dynamic,
modern format for the PKP conference, with more opportunities to
participate and l…

Cfp: Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze-November 12-13, 2015 at the University of Michigan!

Call for Proposals:
Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze November 12-13, 2015 at the University of Michigan
Proposal deadline: May 15, 2015
The University of Michigan Library and Bentley Historical Library are proud to announce Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze, a two day symposium to be held on November 12-13, 2015 at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).  For more information on this event, please see http://www.lib.umich.edu/webarchivesconference
Proposals may be submitted via email to webarc2015@umich.edu
Overview:
Research in almost all disciplines increasingly relies on evidence gleaned from websites, social media platforms, and other online resources.  As scholars and instructors embrace these primary sources and discover new and innovative ways to interact with the data, their efforts are aligned--knowingly or not--with those of developers and archivists.  
While each of these communities recognize the web’s significance as an object and subject of researc…

Decoding the Periodical: A Workshop in Slavic, East European and Eurasian Periodical Studies at Princeton University!

Decoding the Periodical:A Workshop in Slavic, East European and Eurasian Periodical Studies
Princeton University, Friday March 27, 2015
All events in 245 East Pyne 

http://seeeps.princeton.edu
11am-12:30pm / Panel 1: Seeing Readership
Yelizaveta Raykhlina (Georgetown University) - The Expanded Readership of Two Early 19th-century Russian Periodicals
Colleen Lucey (University of Wisconsin-Madison) -  The Portrayal of Prostitutes and Courtesans in Russian 19th-century Periodicals
Karla Huebner (Wright State University) - Gentleman: An Interwar Czech Consumer Magazine
Discussant / Jindřich Toman (University of Michigan)

1:30-2:30pm / Panel 2: Mediations of Russian Modernism
Jon Stone (Franklin & Marshall College) - Between Little Magazine and Thick Journal: Approaches to Russian Modernist Periodicals
Sarah Krive (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) - Periodic(al) Parody: Akhmatova’s Fate in the Post-Revolutionary Press
Discussant / Olga Peters Hasty (Princeton University)

2:45-4:15pm / …

Стажировка в Институте Гуманитарных наук 2015-2016!

Стажировка в Институте Гуманитарных наук 2015-2016
Срок подачи заявок: 28 февраля - 28 апреля 2015
Фонд Михаила Прохорова и Институт Гуманитарных наук (IWM, Вена, Австрия) объявляют о начале приема заявок на участие в программе «Стажировка в Институте Гуманитарных наук (IWM, г.Вена, Австрия)» 2015-2016
Программа стажировок разработана как поощрение за достижения в сфере гуманитарных и общественных наук для самых многообещающих молодых исследователей из Сибирского, Уральского, Дальневосточного Федеральных округов, а также Воронежской, Липецкой, Белгородской, Рязанской и Калужской областей
ЦЕЛИ КОНКУРСА:
▫ поддержка высококвалифицированных, многообещающих исследователей, предоставление им доступа в международное мультидисциплинарное научное сообщество, создание превосходных условий и инфраструктуры для научной работы ▫ создание благоприятной почвы для их индивидуального развития и профессионального роста ▫ поддержка академической мобильности и интеграции в международное исследовател…

"Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities"!

"Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities," the INKE- and Iter-hosted event aligned with DHSI, will take place from 1pm-4pm on Sunday June 7th 2015 in Hickman 105 on the UVic campus. This event will provoke conversation and stimulate activity around issues of social knowledge creation. We welcome researchers, students, and practitioners who wish to engage intellectually with this topic, as well as to do some hands-on experimentation with related practices and initiatives.
The program, posted on dhsi.org/events.php, will include an opening talk by Dr. John Maxwell (SFU), as well as lightning paper sessions and workshops. This event is open and free for all DHSI 2015 attendees. If you are interested in joining us, please confirm your participation by May 1st 2015 by registering for the event via https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/social-knowledge-creation-in-the-humanities-tickets-16210267346.
How can we shape the future of scholarly production to address the needs of many? What e…

Международная конференция молодых исследователей Сибири!

Центр независимых социальных исследований - Иркутск
при поддержке Фонда Михаила Прохорова
при участии Межрегионального института общественных наук при ИГУ

Международная конференция молодых исследователей Сибири
КАК СТАНОВЯТСЯ СИБИРЯКАМИ: историческая память, жизненные траектории, практики укоренения
Иркутск, пос.Хужир 20-24 мая 2015 г.

Центр независимых социальных исследований - Иркутск при поддержке Фонда Михаила Прохорова проводит Третью международную конференцию молодых исследователей Сибири.Основная цель проекта «Сибирь без границ», в рамках которого проводятся Международные конференции молодых исследователей Сибири и Байкальские международные школы социальных исследований - стимулировать формирование независимых интеллектуальных и исследовательских сетей, включающих молодых российских исследователей Сибири и их зарубежных коллег.
Прямой диалог, непосредственное взаимное обсуждение собственных исследовательских проектов способствует выработке новых стандартов, практик и стилей…

MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE The Department of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of two years beginning the fall semester of 2015 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian. The position is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The incumbent will offer one course each semester. Teaching duties over two years will entail a mix of language courses at either the introductory or intermediate level and literature courses in translation or in Russian. Area of specialization is open, but we seek a creative scholar and teacher who has strong interdisciplinary interests and can work across different periods and genres. The ability to connect the Russian tradition with other literary and cultural traditions is a plus. Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree awarded no earlier than 2012 but in hand by July 1, 2015, and native or near-native Russian and English. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. For more information about the department, go to http://new.oberlin.edu/russian To be assured of consideration, submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, a representative writing sample of no more than 20 pages, and at least three recent letters of reference* to Thomas Newlin, Chair, Russian Department at: Russian.Mellon.Post-Doc@oberlin.edu by Friday, April 3, 2015. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references. Oberlin is a four-year, selective liberal arts college in northern Ohio that is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2800 students. Oberlin College was founded in 1833. It was the first college in America to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission – traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Oberlin College has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, and excellent facilities and academic and technological resources. For more information, go to http://oberlin.edu Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, and gender identity and expression.

MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE
The Department of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Appointment to this position will be for a term of two years beginning the fall semester of 2015 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian. The position is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The incumbent will offer one course each semester. Teaching duties over two years will entail a mix of language courses at either the introductory or intermediate level and literature courses in translation or in Russian.  Area of specialization is open, but we seek a creative scholar and teacher who has strong interdisciplinary interests and can work across different periods and genres.  The ab…

Free Downloadable e-monograph is available at the website of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, RAS (Kunstkamera)

Today as I was browsing the web-site of the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of the Institute of Oriental Studies (IOM) in Saint Petersburg, I accidentally stumbled upon a monograph by V.V. Polosin whose titles is Muslim Manuscripts: Quantitative Methods of Research. I was checking to see if I can order in from one of the vendors in Russia for the University of California- Berkeley's Doe Library. Then I discovered that it was available at no-charge at the website of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, RAS also known as Kuntskamera.


I discovered that as of March 9, 2015, the site of the IOM site provides open access to 194 monographs.

Fellowship at the ohn K. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University!

The John K. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University announces a special fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year for a scholar with expertise in the digital humanities and/or social sciences.  This will be a 10-month fellowship beginning in September 2015. The annual fellowship stipend will be $50,000 plus benefits. The ideal candidate will have experience designing and hosting websites (including a familiarity with HTML, CSS, and Javascript), maintaining online databases (MySQL or PostgreSQL), some experience coding for the web (PHP or any other web scripting language), experience working with Git code repositories or other version control system, be familiar with data analysis software (Python, STATA, MATLAB, R), and understand the principles behind the functioning of web APIs.
Applications are welcome from 1) those with a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies (in any area of the humanities or social sciences, in 2010 or later) or 2) other advanced degree in computer science or …

Call for Submissions:Special Edition: The Future of Digital Methods for Complex Datasets International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing

Call for Submissions: Special Edition: The Future of Digital Methods for Complex Datasets International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing IJHAC: A Journal of Digital Humanities

Abstracts Due: April 15, 2015 Full Chapters Due: August 1, 2015
Submit Abstracts electronically via .doc, .txt or .pdf to: Jennifer Guiliano jenguiliano@gmail.com
meth·od·ol·o·gy ˌmeTHəˈdäləjē/ noun noun: methodology; plural noun: methodologies a system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity.
Forty years on from the advent of digital humanities computing, there is a flood of case-study work that explores specific instances of computational methods (e.g. close and distant reading via textual analysis, visualization methods for social networks, etc) being developed and then utilized within the digital humanities. Yet, despite this cross-pollination of methodology to the humanities, little has been done to discuss methodology outside of the project-based context in either the contemporary or future con…