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Humanist Archives: Nov. 27, 2018, 6:17 a.m. Humanist 32.228 - Willard McCarty Fellowship at King's College London

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 228.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: 2018-11-26 15:30:28+00:00
        From: gabriele.salciute-civiliene@kcl.ac.uk
        Subject: Willard McCarty Fellowship at King's College London

Dear Humanist members,

We are proud to let you know that the Department of the Digital 
Humanities has launched the Willard McCarty Fellowship scheme for 
intellectual exchange and scholarship in the DH field. The call for 
2018-2019 is below. We'll appreciate your help  in spreading the message 
by reposting it or otherwise forwarding.

Purpose of the Fellowship

The Willard McCarty Fellowship was set up in 2018 by the Department of 
Digital Humanities (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/index.aspx) 
at King’s College London in honour of Professor Willard McCarty’s 
(http://www.mccarty.org.uk/) ceaseless contribution to the advances and 
growth of the field of Digital Humanities and the Department. The 
Fellowship is intended to support outstanding scholars whose work 
interrogates the value of a human-machine dialogue for greater 
understanding of the human mind, condition, culture, and society. It 
seeks to foster intellectual collaboration across borders and 
disciplines as well as between academia and industry. Candidates are 
expected to have a strong academic presence and/or significant 
engagement with the intellectual life of society as a whole.

We offer Fellows the opportunity to exchange experiences with colleagues 
and students in the dynamic environment of the largest academic digital 
humanities department in the world.

Access to Fellowship

Access to the Willard McCarty Fellowship is given to 
interdisciplinary-minded academic and non-academic researchers. The 
Department reserves the right to appoint one Fellow for his or her 
outstanding and exceptional work in the field. The alternative route to 
the scheme is to apply as outlined in the Section ‘How and When to Apply?’.

Under both routes, the Fellowship must be undertaken at the Department 
of Digital Humanities for a period from one to two weeks.

Grants of up to £2,500 to successful candidates will cover the following:
Round trip standard class fares
Accommodation and subsistence

We can provide advice, but appointees must make their own travel and 
living arrangements. They will need to seek additional funding elsewhere 
to cover any expenses that exceed the grant.

The Department will provide Fellows with office space. Fellows will be 
welcome to attend classes and seminars, to work with the staff of the 
Department, meet affiliated partners, such as staff of the King’s 
Digital Lab, and access Strand campus and all facilities of the Maughan 

The Role of Fellows

Fellows will be affiliated with the interdisciplinary programme and 
international staff of the Department. During their stay, holders of the 
Fellowship will be required to give one lecture to staff of the 
department. In addition, they may wish to give one seminar to graduates 
and postgraduate students. Fellows will be asked to submit a revised 
text of the lecture for publication within a month after their stay 
ends. In consultation with each Fellow, the Department will see to 
publication of the lecture in a suitable high-impact journal.

How and When to Apply?

To be considered for the Fellowship, please submit the following materials:

     Cover Letter (up to 500 words) indicating reason for interest in 
this appointment
     Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 pages, with emphasis on the last ten years)
     Statement of research interests (up to 1,000 words), outlining the 
topics and content of the seminar and lecture the Fellow will give 
during the period of the fellowship
     Two letters of recommendation

For the 2018-19 Fellowship competition, please submit all materials in 
one email to both Paul Spence (paul.spence@kcl.ac.uk) and Gabriele 
Salciute Civiliene (gabriele.salciute-civiliene@kcl.ac.uk) by January 
25, 2019. Please put ‘WM Fellowship’ in the subject area.

Submissions sent later than the deadline will not be considered. The 
successful candidate(s) will be notified of the results by mid-February 
2019. The Fellowship will have to take place between March and mid-June 


Academic and post-doctoral staff already at King’s College London are 
not eligible for this scheme.

The scheme is open to applicants without regard to nationality, race, 
religious beliefs or gender.

Applicants must be fluent in English.

If an applicant needs a visa for entry and stay in the UK, it is his or 
her responsibility to arrange one before arrival.

Best wishes,

Dr Gabriele Salciute Civiliene
Lecturer in Digital Humanities Education
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London

Room C0.08, Chesham Bldg,
Strand Campus, WC2B 2LS
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7848 7145
Email: gabriele.salciute-civiliene@kcl.ac.uk

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