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Graduate Digital Humanities Fellowship

Dumbarton Oaks is pleased to invite applications for a two-year Graduate Digital Humanities Fellowship, with an emphasis on Byzantine Art, Language and/or History. The Fellowship offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity for academic and professional advancement by offering support for scholarly research combined with scope to play an instrumental role in nurturing the growing digital humanities community at Dumbarton Oaks. The Digital Humanities Fellow will work under the direction of Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin, to:

  • address a consequential scholarly question through new digital methods of pursuing and representing knowledge;
  • create new digital research resources;
  • offer guidance to Dumbarton Oaks staff and fellows working on innovative digital humanities projects;
  • assume a visible public role in promoting digital humanities at Dumbarton Oaks and disseminate new forms of digital scholarship by publishing web content and engaging with the scholarly community.

Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of Byzantine Greek, Byzantine Art History, and/or Numismatics and Sigillography. Demonstrated contribution to digital humanities projects an advantage. Knowledge of Plone or other open source CMS required.

Applicants must be ABD, having completed all course requirements and been admitted to candidacy for the doctorate in the humanities.

A complete application package will include the following materials:

  • a cover letter, addressed to Jan Ziolkowski, Director of Dumbarton Oaks;
  • a résumé
  • a dissertation abstract including a summary of the applicant’s plan for use of digital technologies in his or her dissertation research and a description of Dumbarton Oaks resources and collections that are relevant to the dissertation project;
  • three letters of support, at least one being from the applicant’s dissertation director.

Please direct all application materials to, or to: Francisco López, Fellowship Program Coordinator, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., 20007.

The deadline for applications is July 18.

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