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Fellowships in Digital Humanities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: 3/15/13
CONTACT: Aaron Rubinstein, arubinst@library.umass.edu or (413) 545-7963

 

UMASS AMHERST LIBRARIES ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

FELLOWSHIPS IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES

 

Amherst, Massachusetts - Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) in the UMass Amherst Libraries is accepting applications for fellowships in digital humanities. In an initiative designed to provide students with structured, hands-on experience using and interpreting historical documentary resources, the Libraries announce Experiential Training in Historical Information Resources (ETHIR). Graduate students from any department enrolled at UMass Amherst are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is April 19, 2013. For more information and to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/ethir_fellowship.

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 SCUA 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 primary source material, including curating exhibits, building digital corpora, or developing other interpretive materials.

Two Fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants based upon a statement of interest, a curriculum vita, a 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.

For more information, contact Aaron Rubinstein, University and Digital Archivist, at arubinst@library.umass.edu or (413) 545-7963.

 

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Last Edited: 15 March 2013