The first session of the Digital Humanities: Teaching and Research symposium is well underway and featured lively presentations from Jo Guldi (Brown University), Nicole Coleman (Stanford University), Matthew Jones (Columbia University), and Sean Takats (George Mason University). Join us again this afternoon from 3:30-5:30 in McCormick 101 (next to the Art Museum) for the second session entitled, "Doing Research in DH."
Friday, March 6 12:00 - 4:00 pm, 1-N-11 Green Hall Want to find hidden connections in your sources? Make a beautiful network graph to show your findings? Learn what questions to ask of a graph? Then come to the Center for Digital Humanities for a hands-on Introduction to Network Analysis. After this half day bootcamp you will know how to create network graphs for your own research, whether you are creating your network data by hand or cleaning a preexisting data set. Most importantly, you will have learned how to identify which of your research questions are best answered with this powerful methodology. This workshop will also introduce you to two powerful software packages: Gephi (network analysis) and OpenRefine (data cleaning). No prior experience is required. Participants are asked to bring a laptop with Gephi and OpenRefine installed (instructions for downloading the free software can be found at http://gephi.org and http://openrefine.org). If you have problems installing either, come anyway and CDH staff will help you get setup.
Position Summary The Center for Digital Humanities is seeking a two-year postdoctoral research associate. The successful candidate will collaborate with current Center staff, Princeton faculty, library staff, and graduate students while working on their own project, to be completed within the term of the fellowship. We seek innovative scholars who will bring theoretical, methodological, and technical expertise and research questions to the Center. Scholars in all disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be required to teach one introduction to digital humanities course each year, subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, and will carry the title of lecturer when teaching.
The Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton University inspires and facilitates cutting-edge humanistic scholarship, inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and provides support for digital humanities projects at Princeton. This year, the Center will appoint its inaugural graduate student fellow. The Center for Digital Humanities Graduate Fellow will actively employ technology in their research and create or analyze digital content with the advice of CDH faculty and staff. Applicants must be ABD in the humanities or humanities-friendly social sciences at Princeton University and plan to defend a digitally inflected dissertation in their home department. Fellows receive a full year of funding (including tuition), allowing them to reserve a year of funding to be used in their first year of DCE status. During the fellowship year the fellows will have a shared workspace in the CDH, be expected to participate in Center activities, and receive support for their activities from Center staff. Fellows will have access to CDH expertise and will be trained in the methods and tools they need to complete the digital aspect of their project, which will need to be approved by their advisor as part of the dissertation completion plan. In addition to participating in the reading group and all Center activities, the graduate student fellow will be active in the graduate student caucus, will organize and lead one workshop, will have the opportunity to invite one outside speaker or organize an event, and will present a part of their project in the spring.