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Humanist Archives: Feb. 11, 2023, 6:35 a.m. Humanist 36.391 - fellowships (American Philosophical Society); PhD studentship (Leeds)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 391.
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    [1]    From: Adrianna Link <>
           Subject: Digital Humanities Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society's Library & Museum (86)

    [2]    From: Gregory Radick <G.M.Radick@LEEDS.AC.UK>
           Subject: Leeds: PhD studentship in the history of AI (39)

        Date: 2023-02-10 20:41:30+00:00
        From: Adrianna Link <>
        Subject: Digital Humanities Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society's Library & Museum

The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS)
<> at the American
Philosophical Society invites applications for Digital Humanities
Fellowships at the American Philosophical Society's Library & Museum. These
fellowships, for up to 2 months, are open to scholars at all stages of
their careers, including graduate students, who are developing digital
projects that: 1) utilize the APS's Library & Museum collections, open
datasets, or other APS holdings to advance a digital component of an
independent research project, *or*, 2) seek to apply existing tools and
expertise to digital projects developed in collaboration with the Library &
Museum’s Center for Digital Scholarship.

   - Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3,000 for a minimum
   of one month and a maximum of two months.
   - Recent examples of collaborative projects have focused on the Center’s
   Open Data Initiative and have explored datasets created from Benjamin
   Franklin’s postal records, indenture records for servants and redemptioners
   coming through the port of Philadelphia during the 1770s, and a network
   visualization of correspondence networks of women scientists found in the
   APS’s collections.

The APS's Library & Museum’s collections make it among the premier
institutions for documenting and exhibiting the history of the American
Revolution and founding, the history of science from Newton to NASA, and
Indigenous languages and culture. The Society's collections include over 14
million manuscripts, 275,000 bound volumes, 250,000 images, thousands of
hours of audio tape, and 3,360 three-dimensional artifacts and fine art
objects. It is home to three research centers: the Center for Native
American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)
<>, which has worked with over 80
Native American and Indigenous communities since 2014; the Center for
Digital Scholarship <>,
which interprets and expands access to APS collections through digital
projects and open source data; and the David Center for the American
Revolution <>, a
partnership with the David Library of the American Revolution that formed a
new research center for the American Revolution at the APS and brought the
David Library’s collection of Revolutionary-era manuscripts, hundreds of
rare books and pamphlets, 8,000 reference volumes, and 9,000 reels of
microfilm to Philadelphia.

Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are
available online at and

*All application materials will be submitted online via Interfolio

Applicants must submit:

   - Cover letter
   - Curriculum vitae
   - Proposal for a digital project including a detailed work plan and a
   proposed timeline for the fellowship term (no more than 4 double-spaced
   - Examples of previous digital humanities projects (if available)
   - Two confidential letters of reference

The Center for Digital Scholarship promotes the holdings of the APS's
Library & Museum through digitization, digital humanities, and the
development of tools and software. We partner with scholars, institutions,
and students from across the country to explore what digital scholarship
means in a small, independent research library. We ask questions about our
role within the field of digital scholarship, and we find answers through
practice and experimentation. To learn more about the Center for Digital
Scholarship, and to explore our recent projects, please visit us here

Deadline: March 3, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

The APS has updated its COVID-responses
<>. APS
buildings are open to staff and visitors, and it has expanded access to its
Reading Room services. Please read our updated Reading Room policies on our
website <>.*

Adrianna Link, Ph.D.
Head of Scholarly Programs
Library & Museum
American Philosophical Society
105 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386

        Date: 2023-02-10 19:19:08+00:00
        From: Gregory Radick <G.M.Radick@LEEDS.AC.UK>
        Subject: Leeds: PhD studentship in the history of AI

Dear All,

A fully funded PhD studentship on the history of AI in Britain, centred
on the papers of Donald Michie and in collaboration with the British
Library (where Michie's papers are located), is now available via the
White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities. The successful applicant
will be based in the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science at the
University of Leeds.

For more details about the project and how to apply -- n.b. the deadline
is 8 March at 5 pm -- please go to

For more information about the Leeds Centre for History and Philosophy
of Science, please go to

Thanks for helping to spread the word!

All best wishes,

Greg Radick

Gregory Radick
Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Tel: (UK) 0113 343 3269

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