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ETHIR Fellowships

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Amherst, MA - The Department of Special Collections and University Archives in the UMass Amherst Libraries is accepting applications for fellowships in digital humanities. Experiential Training in Historical Information Resources (ETHIR) is an initiative designed to provide students with structured, hands-on experience using and interpreting historical documentary resources. Graduate students from any department enrolled at UMass Amherst are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is April 20, 2012. For more information visit

As part of an effort to integrate Special Collections more fully into the learning and research mission of the university, the Libraries offer an opportunity for select undergraduate and graduate students to work in the Department and develop research ideas, while gaining first-hand experience in historical and archival praxis. ETHIR fellows will take part in a range of activities in the digital humanities tied to their research interests, including preparing new and under-described collections for use by researchers, creating finding aids that will be made available on the Department’s website, and curating exhibits, digital corpora, or other interpretive materials.

Two fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants based upon a three-page statement of purpose, curriculum vitae, letter of support, and the ability to contribute to the work of Special Collections and University Archives. Fellows will receive an honorarium of $500, plus hourly compensation for 150 hours of work, and they may use their awards during either the summer or the fall terms.

For more information, contact Rob Cox, head of Special Collections and University Archives, at, or (413) 545-6842.









Last Edited: 24 October 2012