Gerda Henkel 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 from postdoctoral scholars and advanced doctoral students for a 12-month fellowship in digital history.

Over the last few years there has been a stunning growth of new and exciting digital tools and methods that have the potential to augment and revolutionize traditional historical research. Historians have turned to data mining, GIS, and social network analysis—to name just a few new digital tools—to analyze source material in innovative ways and to provide unique insights for their research. Scholars increasingly need to develop their own familiarly and facility with these new digital tools and approaches in order to take advantage of their potential for their research. As a means to build out that capacity, this fellowship is intended scholars who are perhaps new to digital history but are interested in developing new skills and methods that could aid their research as well as to support junior scholars already working in the field of digital history. Additionally, the fellowship aims to connect scholars from Europe to the digital history landscape in the United States.

The fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for the recipient to work on his or her research project at RRCHNM, where she/he will be in residence for one year. We welcome applications from scholars who are seeking seed-funding in order to develop a thrilling idea into a new project and/or funding proposal as well as from scholars who wish to pursue fully-fledged research projects. While at the Center, the fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with one of the Center’s Associate Directors in order to develop the skills needed for his or her project, join teams working on projects in development at RRCHNM, and to sit in on graduate digital history classes at GMU. Depending upon qualifications and visa status, the fellow could teach or co-teach undergraduate courses involving digital history.

The fellow is also expected to cooperate with the GHI on a regular basis. She/he will participate in the Institute’s scholarly activities and its digital projects. Moreover, the fellow will have the opportunity to get in contact with other North American centers for digital history or digital humanities. Depending on funding and approval, the fellow will also have the chance to organize a workshop on new perspectives in the field of digital history after completing the fellowship sponsored by the Max Weber Foundation – International Humanities.

A member institution of the Max Weber Foundation – International Humanities, the German Historical Institute Washington is a distinguished non-university affiliated historical research institute that conducts inter- and transdisciplinary research with a transatlantic focus. Its fellowship program promotes cutting-edge research in history and related disciplines and the international exchange of scholars. The GHI seeks to foster inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation and contributes to the advancement of digital history and digital humanities.

Founded in 1994, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is an internationally recognized leader in using digital media and computer technology to preserve and present the past; transform scholarship across the humanities; advance history education and historical understanding; and encourage popular participation in creating history. The Center collaborates with teachers, museums, libraries and archives, and university researchers, and trains graduate students though research assistantships and required courses.

Starting at the beginning of the 2018 GMU fall semester, the successful applicant will be in residence at the RRCHNM and will also participate in GHI activities, events, and digital projects.

Funding will be provided for a 12-month stay for postdoctoral scholars as well as advanced doctoral students, who are currently affiliated with a European research institution. The monthly stipend will be € 3,400 for postdoctoral scholars at €2,000 for doctoral students. The fellow will also receive reimbursement for his or her round-trip economy airfare to the U.S. and a grant for travel to other North American institutions up to € 5,000.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2017. To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of the certificate of your most recently earned degree, the names and contact details of two referees, and a research project proposal (5 pages or 2,000 words max.). The proposal should outline a research question, the main sources to be used, and ideas about what digital tools and methods could be used to analyze those sources. We can accept applications in electronic form only. Please submit your documents as a single PDF file to: fellowships@ghi-dc.org.

All candidates will be notified in December 2017 of the result of their application.

For more information, please contact: Bryan Hart at the GHI or Stephen Robertson at the RRCHNM.

Call for Papers für Schlüsseldokumente-Edition

Im Rahmen des diesjährigen Historikertages in Hamburg wurde die vom Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden (IGdJ) betreute Online-Quellenedition „Hamburger Schlüsseldokumente zur deutsch-jüdischen Geschichte“ online geschaltet.

Die Online-Quellenedition, die von der DFG gefördert wird, wirft am Beispiel von ausgewählten Quellen, sogenannten Schlüsseldokumenten, thematische Schlaglichter auf zentrale Aspekte der jüdischen Geschichte Hamburgs von der frühen Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart. Hamburg wird dabei als Brennglas für größere Entwicklungen und Fragestellungen der deutsch-jüdischen Geschichte verstanden.

Für den Ausbau der Edition sucht das IGdJ fachkundige Autorinnen und Autoren, die Interesse haben, am Beispiel einer konkreten Quelle Problemstellungen und Ergebnisse ihrer Forschungen zu präsentieren und diskutieren. Weiterlesen

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.

Over the last few years there has been a stunning growth of new and exciting digital tools and methods that have the potential to augment and revolutionize traditional historical research. Scholars increasingly need to develop their own familiarly and facility with these new digital tools and approaches. As a means to build out that capacity, this fellowship is intended to equally support junior scholars working in the field of digital history as well as for scholars who are perhaps new to digital history but are interested in developing new skills and methods that could aid their research.

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. Depending upon qualifications and visa status, the fellow might teach or co-teach undergraduate courses involving digital history.

The fellow is also expected to cooperate with the GHI on a regular basis. She/he will participate in the Institute’s scholarly activities and its digital projects. Moreover, the fellow will have the opportunity to get in contact with other North American Centers for Digital History or Digital Humanities. The Max Weber Foundation – International Humanities will invite the fellow to organize a workshop on new perspectives in the field of Digital History after completing the fellowship.

A member institution of the Max Weber Foundation – International Humanities, the German Historical Institute Washington is a distinguished non-university affiliated historical research institute that conducts inter- and transdisciplinary research with a transatlantic focus. Its fellowship program promotes cutting-edge research in history and related disciplines and the international exchange of scholars. The GHI seeks to foster inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation and contributes to the advancement of digital history and digital humanities.

Founded in 1994, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is an internationally recognized leader in using digital media and computer technology to preserve and present the past; transform scholarship across the humanities; advance history education and historical understanding; and encourage popular participation in creating history. The Center collaborates with teachers, museums, libraries and archives, and university researchers, and trains graduate students though research assistantships and required courses.

Starting at the beginning of the 2017 GMU fall semester, the successful applicant will be in residence at the RRCHNM and will also participate in GHI activities, events, and digital projects. The fellow will be expected to plan and convene a joint conference or workshop at the end or shortly after the fellowship, which will be funded by the Max Weber Foundation.

Funding will be provided for a 12-month stay for postdoctoral scholars, who are currently affiliated with a German research institution. The monthly stipend will be € 3,000. The fellow will also receive reimbursement for his or her round-trip economy airfare to the US and a grant for travel to other North American institutions up to € 5,000.

The deadline for applications has been extended to December 1, 2016 January 31, 2017. To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of the certificate of your most recently earned degree, the names and contact details of two referees, and a research project proposal (5 pages or 2,000 words max.). The proposal should outline a research question, the main sources to be used, and ideas about what digital tools and methods could be used to analyze those sources. We can accept applications in electronic form only. Please submit your documents as a single PDF file to: fellowships@ghi-dc.org.

All candidates will be notified in late February 2017 of the result of their application.

For more information, please contact: Bryan Hart at the GHI or Stephen Robertson at the RRCHNM.

CFP: Workshop „Digitale Quellenkritik“ der AG Digitale Geschichtswissenschaften #digigw16

AG Digitale Geschichtswissenschaften beim Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands (VHD) 23.06.2016, Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Seminargebäude Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, 10117 Berlin

Deadline: 30.04.2016
Call for Contributions: Workshop „Digitale Quellenkritik“

Die Digitalisierung von Forschung und Lehre hat fundamentale Veränderungen (auch) in den Geschichtswissenschaften hervorgerufen:

Digitale Technologien, Materialien und Methoden prägen den wissenschaftlichen Alltag und damit auch die Art und Weise, wie wir „Geschichte machen“. Die Beschleunigung von Kommunikation, der orts- und zeitunabhängige Zugriff auf Fachinformationen oder die Aufhebung von Informationsschranken – seien sie institutioneller oder technologischer Natur -, die Recherche nach Quellen, das Schreiben und das Publizieren selbst sowie die Wissenschaftskommunikation sind ohne digitale Werkzeuge heute kaum noch durchführbar. Gleichzeitig stellen die Digital Humanities Methoden und Werkzeuge bereit, mit denen sich nicht nur alte Fragestellungen umfassender und schneller, sondern auch neue Fragen stellen und beantworten lassen. Noch ist unklar, welche epistemologischen und methodologischen Auswirkungen dieser Wandel auf unser Fach haben wird. Weiterlesen

CfP Historikertag 2016: “Digitale Methoden für die Geschichtswissenschaften: Praxisbeispiele”

6238509140_bc5019ba4e_m“Digital Humanities” sind als Modeschlagwort in aller Munde. Doch ist vielen nicht klar, was sich für die Geschichtswissenschaften konkret hinter diesem Schlagwort verbirgt. Welche Methoden, Tools und Überlegungen kommen hier zur Anwendung? Wie sieht digitale Geschichte, sehen digitale Projekte im Bereich der Geschichtswissenschaft konkret aus? Welchen Mehrwert bieten sie gegenüber bisherigen Methoden und welche Fragestellungen lassen sich damit ganz konkret beantworten? Wie verändern sie unser historisches Arbeiten? Welche Fragen lassen sich damit neu, anders oder erweitert stellen? Weiterlesen

hist.net: Verein gegründet

Jan Hodel meldete vor wenigen Tagen im weblog.hist.net:

hist.net in der bisherigen Form gibt es nicht mehr – sondern ist neu: ein Verein. Gestern fand die Gründungsversammlung des Vereins hist.net statt, der laut Statuten “die Förderung der digitalen Geschichtswissenschaften in ihren verschiedenen Ausprägungen [bezweckt]; insbesondere setzt er sich ein für die Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses in den digitalen Geschichtswissenschaften. Hierfür kann der Verein unter anderem Preise ausloben, Veranstaltungen organisieren, Lehrgänge entwickeln, Projekte verfolgen und Kooperationen mit geeigneten juristischen und natürlichen Personen eingehen.”

Damit möchte der Verein nicht nur das Andenken an Peter Haber pflegen, sondern soweit möglich seinen Verdiensten und Ideen für die Entwicklung der digitalen Geschichtswissenschaften eine Basis für weiteres Gedeihen bieten.

Weitere Informationen:

Jan Hodel, Hello, Goodbye hist.net, in: Weblog weblog.hist.net, 1. 3. 2014, http://weblog.hist.net/archives/6735.

Pascal Föhr, hist.net-Verein gegründet, in: Weblog Historical Source Criticism, 3. 3. 2014, http://hsc.hypotheses.org/272.

Stellenausschreibung Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, Universität Hildesheim

logo uni hildesheimAn der Stiftung Universität Hildesheim ist im Institut für Informationswissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie – Fach Informationswissenschaft – des Fachbereichs 3 zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer/eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin / Mitarbeiters (TV-L E 13, 100%) für den Zeitraum von drei Jahren zu besetzen.

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Stellenausschreibung Postdoc – DH-Projekt „Welt der Kinder“

GEI LogoDas Georg-Eckert-Institut – Leibniz-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung in Braunschweig sucht für das Projekt „Welt der Kinder“ zum 01. April 2014 eine/n wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in in Vollzeit (Neuere/Neueste Geschichte).

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L.I.S.A.: Interview mit Annette Schuhmann | #digigw2013

Die abschließende Podiumsdiskussion bei der Auftakttagung der AG „Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft“ am 3. September 2013 in Braunschweig wurde von Annette Schuhmann vom Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (Potsdam) geleitet.

Zu dieser Podiumsdiskussion, zu den Ergebnissen einer Umfrage unter Kolleg/innen zur digitalen Geschichtswissenschaft in der Vorbereitung, aber unter anderem auch zu Erwartungen Studierender wurde sie nun von der Redaktion von „L.I.S.A. – Das Wissenschaftsportal der Gerda Henkel Stiftung“ interviewt.

Das Interview kann hier nachgelesen werden: http://www.lisa.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/content.php?nav_id=4593  Weiterlesen