Dartmouth Digital History Initiative Postgraduate Fellowship, Dartmouth College, Department of History

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Dartmouth Digital History Initiative Postgraduate Fellowship

Dartmouth College

Department of History

Dartmouth College seeks a Postgraduate Fellow to serve as project manager for the Dartmouth Digital History Initiative (DDHI), a new project that connects oral history and the digital humanities.  Launching in July 2019, the DDHI is a multi-year project to develop a suite of digital tools for use with digital collections of oral history interviews.  These open-source tools will enable users to easily analyze and visualize data drawn from large sets of oral history archives, and to produce digital products such as geospatial maps, timelines, graphs, or charts.  The DDHI and this postgraduate fellowship are funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the US National Archives.

As DDHI Project Manager, the Postgraduate Fellow will join our team of historians, archivists, and digital humanists to collaborate on the design and testing of the DDHI digital tools.  Reporting to the Project Director, the fellow will manage all major components of the project, including the development of new oral history metadata practices and the creation of a tag library for use with oral histories.  The Fellow will also coordinate the team’s work with the information technology consulting firm that will be responsible for developing the software.  In addition, the Fellow will supervise the training and work of undergraduate students on the project, and participate in outreach efforts to groups of prospective users, both locally and nationally.

The platform on which we will build and test the DDHI is the digital archive of the Dartmouth Vietnam Project (DVP), a student-centered oral history experiential learning program established at Dartmouth in 2014.  Because the DVP is an active program, the Fellow will work closely with its leaders and student participants.

Candidates must have an advanced degree (MA or PhD) in Library and Information Science, Oral History, or a related field.  Project management experience is preferred, as well as familiarity with digital content management systems such as Omeka, Scalar, or Wordpress.  Knowledge of Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) markup practices is a plus.

The tenure of this fellowship is for two years (July 2019-June 2021).  The position is a Dartmouth College benefits-eligible position and the annual salary is $50,000.

To apply for this fellowship, please submit a letter of interest and supporting materials at https://apply.interfolio.com/60689.  Review of applications will begin on April 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.



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Contact Info: 

Professor Edward Miller, Project Director