Libraries Offering Graduate Fellowships in Digital Humanities

The Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) department in the Libraries is accepting applications for fellowships in digital humanities. In an initiative designed to provide students with structured, hands-on experience using and interpreting historical documentary resources, the Libraries offer Experiential Training in Historical Information Resources (ETHIR). 

Graduate students from any department are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 21.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/ethir_fellowship.

As part of an effort to integrate Special Collections more fully into the learning and research mission of the university, the Libraries offer an opportunity for select graduate students to work in SCUA and develop research ideas, while gaining first-hand experience in historical and archival praxis.  ETHIR fellows will take part in a range of activities in the digital humanities tied to primary source material, including curating exhibits, building digital corpora, or developing other interpretive materials.

Two fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants based upon a statement of interest, a curriculum vita, a letter of support, and the ability to contribute to the work of Special Collections and University Archives. Fellows will receive an honorarium of $500, plus hourly compensation for 150 hours of work.

For information, contact Aaron Rubinstein, university and digital archivist, at arubinst@library.umass.edu or 545-7963.