19.685 nominations and calls

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 09:02:30 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 658.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (43)
         Subject: nominations for The Best of Technology Writing 2006

   [2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: NEH Fellowships, 2006-2007

   [3] From: "Vika Zafrin" <amarena_at_gmail.com> (44)
         Subject: Call for Participation: Virtual Humanities Lab

         Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 08:32:19 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: nominations for The Best of Technology Writing 2006

The University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the
University of Michigan Library are collaborating to produce The Best of
Technology Writing 2006. This is the first book in digitalculturebooks, a
collaborative series of online and print publications in the area of
contemporary media and communication studies.

Taking a cue from the open-source movement, we're asking readers to nominate
their favorite tech-oriented articles, essays, and blog posts from the
previous year. The competition is open to any and every technology
topic--biotech, information technology, gadgetry, tech policy, Silicon
Valley, and software engineering are all fair game. But the pieces that have
the best chances of inclusion in the anthology will conform to these three
simple guidelines:

1. They'll be engagingly written for a mass audience; if the article
requires a doctorate to appreciate, it's probably not up our alley.
Preference will be given to narrative features and profiles, "Big Think"
op-eds that make sense, investigative journalism, sharp art and design
criticism, intelligent policy analysis, and heartfelt personal essays.

2. They'll be no longer than 5,000 words.

3. They'll explore how technological progress is reshaping our world.

Other Info

-- Nominations must have been published between January and December, 2005.
-- The deadline for submissions is 3.31.06.
-- The Best of Technology 2006 will be published in Fall 2006 by
digitalculturebooks, a new imprint of the Scholarly Publishing Office at the
University of Michigan Library and the University of Michigan Press.
-- It will be available in book form and on-line.
-- The Best of Technology Writing 2006 will include an introduction by
award-winning journalist Brendan I. Koerner. Koerner is a contributing
editor for Wired, a columnist for both The New York Times and Slate, and a
fellow at the New America Foundation. His first book will be published by
Henry Holt & Company in 2008.

Please submit your nominations at http://www.digitalculture.org. We'd like
the nomination process to be as broad as possible, so please share this
information with interested friends and colleagues. Questions about the
nomination process should be directed to digital-culture_at_umich.edu.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give us in terms of nominations and
spreading the word.

Maria S. Bonn
Director, Scholarly Publishing Office
University of Michigan, University Library

         Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 08:33:56 +0000
         From: "Princeton University LISTSERV
         Subject: NEH Fellowships, 2006-2007

NEH Fellowships, 2006-2007

Application Deadline: May 1, 2006

The National Endowment for the Humanities announces the competition for
Fellowships for 2006-2007. These Fellowships provide opportunities for
individuals to pursue advanced research in the humanities. Applicants
may be faculty or staff members of colleges or universities or of
primary or secondary schools. Scholars and writers working
independently, in institutions such as museums, libraries, and
historical associations, or in institutions with no connection to the
humanities, also are eligible to apply.

NEH Fellowships projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the
general public understanding of the humanities. Award recipients
usually produce scholarly articles, a book-length treatment of a broad
topic, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, databases,
or some other scholarly tool.

TENURE AND STIPENDS: Fellowship tenure is six months to one year. A
stipend of $40,000 will be awarded to those holding fellowships for nine
months to twelve months. A stipend of $24,000 will be awarded to those
holding fellowships for six months to eight months.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants should be U.S. citizens, native residents of
U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been legal residents
in the U.S. or its jurisdictions for at least three years immediately
preceding the application deadline.

Persons seeking support for work leading to a degree are not eligible to
apply, nor are active candidates for degrees. Those who have
successfully defended their dissertations and are waiting for the
diploma are eligible if they submit a letter from the dean of the school
attesting to that fact.


Telephone: 202-606-8200
E-mail inquiries: fellowships_at_neh.gov

         Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 08:36:19 +0000
         From: "Vika Zafrin" <amarena_at_gmail.com>
         Subject: Call for Participation: Virtual Humanities Lab

Dear colleague / Caro collega,

Please pass this on to interested students and peers working in
Italian Studies, medieval history and any other related fields.

La preghiamo di distribuire questo annuncio agli studenti, dottorandi
e colleghi potenzialmente interessati. N.B.: La versione italiana di
questo annuncio segue quella inglese.

-Massimo Riva, VHL Principal Investigator
  Vika Zafrin, VHL Project Director


The Virtual Humanities Lab (VHL) at Brown University is seeking online
collaborators to participate in verifying indexes generated from
Giovanni Boccaccio's Esposizioni sopra la Comed́a di Dante and
Giovanni Villani's Cronica Fiorentina.

Participants may be qualified graduate and undergraduate students
and/or their instructors. Reading knowledge of Italian and the desire
to do some literary/historical research is required. Group work as
well as individual work is welcomed. Participation in this endeavor,
while rewarding in itself, also provides excellent training in the
fields of medieval Italian studies, history, humanities computing and

Further information is available at:


General information about the project, as well as its texts and
indexes, can be accessed from


We hope you will join us in this exciting venture.


Il Laboratorio per le Scienze Umane Virtuali (Virtual Humanities Lab)
della Brown University ricerca collaboratori a distanza (dottorandi,
ricercatori o docenti) disponibili a verificare l'accuratezza degli
indici dei seguenti testi generati su codifica xml: Giovanni
Boccaccio, Esposizioni sopra la Comed́a di Dante; Giovanni Villani,
Cronica Fiorentina. Si offre la possibilità di contribuire attivamente
ad una comunità di formazione e ricerca, all'intersezione degli studi
storico-filologico-letterari e dell'informatica umanistica.

Per ulteriori informazioni sul progetto:



Vika Zafrin
Director, Virtual Humanities Lab
Brown University Box 1942
Providence, RI 02912 USA
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