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Job: Full Stack Developer – Digital History, University of Luxembourg

From the ad:

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is looking for a full stack developer with a special interest in building a new data driven open access journal in digital history focusing on transmedia storytelling.

Appropriate candidates will show a demonstrated capability in developing complex web applications using different technology stacks such as Node.js. You will work tightly with a diverse group of historians, a designer and a technical team of seasoned developers to bring the new platform to life. As part of this mission you will build a backend that supports the creation and storage of media rich publications, organizes the authoring and review process in an online environment and supports interfacing with current and future repositories for data and code (e.g. GitHub, GitLab, EUDAT etc.) as well as long term storage.

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Job: Full Stack Designer – Digital History, University of Luxembourg

From the ad:

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is looking for a full stack designer with a special interest in designing a new data driven open access journal in digital history focusing on transmedia storytelling.

Appropriate candidates will show a demonstrated capability in developing complex web applications and will have significant experience in UX/graphics design, concept development as well as in the implementation of such concepts on different technology stacks such as Node.js. You will work tightly with a diverse group of historians and a technical team of seasoned developers to bring the new platform to life.

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Job: Islamic and Christian Arabic Metadata Librarian, St. John’s University

From the ad:

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University invites applications for the full-time, benefit eligible position of Islamic and Christian Arabic Metadata Librarian. This is a grant-funded position for up to 36 months with possibility of extension contingent upon available funding… The Islamic and Christian Arabic Metadata Librarian will create metadata in collaboration with HMML catalogers for HMML’s Eastern Christian and Islamic collections for records entered into HMML’s digital platform, vHMML Reading Room. This metadata librarian will be responsible for creating metadata for authors and titles not found in VIAF or Library of Congress authority files according to Library of Congress standards, as well as using known LC and VIAF authority files in line with some local practices used at HMML. The metadata librarian will work with HMML staff to maintain the metadata in the database, including periodic audits and corrections. The Metadata Librarian will participate in the further development of HMML’s online platforms and their links to digital humanities projects at other institutions. The Metadata Librarian will report to the Coordinator of Digital Humanities Projects.

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Report: Digital Public Humanities Panel

From the report:

On March 21, the NULab and Humanities Center co-sponsored a panel, “Digital Public Humanities”, featuring presentations by four scholars who work in the digital public humanities: Alex Gil (Columbia University), Roopika Risam (Salem State University), Caroline Klibanoff (MIT Museum), and Jim McGrath (Brown University). Throughout their presentations, these scholars explored the public impact of digital projects, asking what digital public humanities methods are and can be used for, who benefits from this work, and where to locate the experiential and political in digital public humanities. At the center of this panel was an interrogation of digital humanities methods for more public-facing work and reflection on the ethical, social, cultural, and political implications of digital work.

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Editors’ Choice: Taste the Data!

This spring, I taught a new Freshman Seminar at Princeton ( FRS 154) called “Weird Data,” a CDH course sponsored by the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning. The goal of the course was to provide a wide-ranging introduction to the world of data in all its forms, ideas, and, well, weirdness. A key idea in this semester-long exploration was that data is not a single thing, nor is it usually as simple as we might assume.

The phrase “Data Cuisine” comes from a group of designers in Europe. They coined this phrase to describe a workshop that brings data viz folks together with chefs to explore new, embodied ways of representing data. One member of the group, Moritz Stefaner gave a presentation on the process (watch the presentation here).

I had been wanting to try the workshop in classroom for a while, but it had proved tricky to translate into an undergraduate humanities course. The workshops in Europe used a lot of scientific and economic data. They had access to full kitchens and trained cooks, with plenty of time and ingredients to try out new ideas. We wouldn’t have any of that in a classroom. But maybe we could try! I went to the grocery to look for foods that would have some kind of distribution of colors, tastes, and sizes. That wound up including condiments (mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce) and candy (jelly beans, Starburst, Peeps, Fun Dip).

We began by reading a bunch of essays on “data.” We tried to teach ourselves how to question not just the data but the categories themselves. Who determines the categories, and what are the consequences? Rather than simply adopt the data viz practices so common in corporate environments, we took inspiration from what Giorgia Lupi calls “data humanism.” How does the representation of data shape what we see, how we think, and how we exist in the world? Do we always have to contort ourselves to correspond to data? Or can quantitative displays respond to the messiness of our lives, cultures, and identities? The course covered many approaches to these questions.


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ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships

This year, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) will again sponsor a number of fellowships meant to foster a more diverse and inclusive practitioner community in digital libraries and related fields. We are proud to be strengthening the networking opportunities available to our Fellows, both at and beyond the Forum, in collaboration with colleagues across our two associations.

ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships, which have been offered since 2013, are designed to offset or completely cover travel and lodging expenses associated with attending the annual DLF Forum, which will be held October 14-16, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. ARL+DLF Forum Fellows additionally receive a complimentary full registration to the Forum (up to a $750 value) and an invitation to special networking events. Fellows will be required to write a blog post about their experiences at the Forum, to be published on the DLF blog.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants should identify as members of a group (or groups) underrepresented among digital library and cultural heritage practitioners. These include—but are not limited to—people of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, First Nations, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent. Applications from people who could contribute to the diversity of the Forum in other ways are also warmly welcomed.

To Apply

For full details and how to apply visit:

Applications are due by Monday, June 10 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Applicants will be notified of their status in early-to-mid July.

About ARL

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL is on the web at and on Twitter at @ARLnews.

About DLF

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a robust and diverse community of practitioners dedicated to the advancement of research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among the staff of its 190 institutional members and all who are invested in digital library issues. DLF can be found on the web at and on Twitter at @CLIRDLF.

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Job: Postdoc, The Digital Piranesi, University of South Carolina

From the ad:

The University of South Carolina (Columbia) invites applications for a position of postdoctoral research fellow with The Digital Piranesi (, an interdisciplinary, collaborative digital humanities project. This NEH-funded position is for one year and renewable for a second year (pending a budgetary extension). Reporting to the Principal Investigator and working with the project team, the fellow will play a major role in developing an enhanced digital collection of the complete works of Giovanni Piranesi based on a complete 29-volume set of his Opere that is housed in USC’s Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Responsibilities will include webpage development, custom metadata generation, staff management, and digital and physical exhibit preparation…

Please direct any questions to project PI Jeanne Britton: jbritton at

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Job: Assistant Director, AADHum Initiative, University of Maryland

From the ad:

The African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities (AADHum) Initiative at the University of Maryland is seeking a new colleague who shares our commitment to creating a space for intersectional digital humanities scholarship attuned to Black studies in order to help us build on the successes of the past three years.

Join the leadership team of the AADHum Initiative, with a portfolio focused on teaching and mentoring students (undergraduate and graduate). We are seeking someone who can think creatively about teaching and learning across different settings and cadences from formal classroom instruction to extracurricular and self-paced experiences. The successful candidate will be someone who can demonstrate how their skills and experience will help advance AADHum’s mission to build a space—physical, virtual, and affective—that explores what happens when questions of Black history and culture are situated at the leading edge of digital humanities inquiry.

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Announcement: Digital Classicist Wiki editing sprints

From the announcement:

The regular Digital Classicist Wiki editing sprints that we used to run have stalled in the last year or so, but we will be restarting them as of next month.

For now, sprints will run on the first Tuesday of every month, at 16:00–18:00 UK time.

June 4, 2019
July 2, 2019
August 6, 2019

Information on what we get up to and what we would like to achieve can be found at the Wiki Editing page.

If you want to chat with other sprinters in real time, you may join the DigiClass IRC Channel.

If you don’t yet have an account on the Digital Classicist Wiki and would like one, please contact any of the administrators named at the Members page and we will create an account for you.

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Report: DH Projects at the National Council on Public History

From the report:

In the end of March, we were fortunate enough to attend the 2019 National Council on Public History’s Annual Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut. During the conference, we came across (and even participated in) many creative digital projects that either bring documents out of the depths of the archives, help historians deal with difficult topics, or shed light on stories in engaging and accessible ways. Below are some of our favorite projects and tools.

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