Tag: NEH

White Paper for NEH DH Startup grant now online

We have concluded our round of “startup” funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities.  Our White Paper documents our activities and our outcomes for the period, including the following grant products:

  • A Digitized Coptic Corpus in Multiple Formats and Visualizations
  • Digital and Computational Tools (tokenizer, part of speech tagger, lemmatizer, and more and more)
  • ANNIS Database instance to query and search the multilayer corpus
  • Documentation in the toolsets, on our wiki, and on our blog
  • Web application for users to reading and cite visualizations of textual data
  • Symposium and workshop (“Digital Coptic 2,” March 2015) at Georgetown U + public tutorial and workshop at the Coptic Congress
  • Articles and conference papers to distribute the results of our work

CHECK IT OUT!  We heartily thank the NEH ODH for its support, as well as the NEH Preservation and Access division for their concurrent grant.  We also thank all of our participants, contributors, and collaborators, who are numerous and are outlined in the White Paper.

White Paper for NEH ODH Startup Grant

See also our White Paper for the P&A grant submitted in August.

NEH White Paper (Preservations and Access Grant) published

We at Coptic SCRIPTORIUM have been fortunate to have received three grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities for our work.   We cannot thank the NEH enough for its support.  So much of what we have done over the past 2+ years could not have happened without this funding.

We just completed a White Paper paper for a Foundations grant from the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program in the Division of Preservation and Access.  The grant, “Coptic SCRIPTORIUM: Digitizing a Corpus for Interdisciplinary Research in Ancient Egyptian,” ran from May 2104 until now.

Our White Paper documents our work and especially the standards and practices we developed for digitizing a pilot Coptic corpus.

If you want to know more about what truly interdisciplinary DH work looks like, check it out.  We try to break down the complexities of creating a digital corpus for research in linguistics, history, religious studies, biblical studies, manuscript studies.  We’ve got data models, workflows, digitization standards, transcription guidelines, and more all laid out for you here.

There is so much more to do; this is a only start.  Thanks to everyone who has had faith in our work.

White Paper, NEH Grant PW-51672-14 (Preservation and Access): “Coptic SCRIPTORIUM: Digitizing a Corpus for Interdisciplinary Research in Ancient Egyptian” 29 August 2016

Wishing the NEH a happy 50th Anniversary!

The Coptic SCRIPTORIUM team would like to wish the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a happy 50th anniversary! We would like to thank the NEH for supporting Coptic SCRIPTORIUM. Cheers to the NEH!

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Hiring: Digital Humanities Specialist for KELLIA and U Pacific Library

Digital Humanities Specialist at the University of the Pacific

The University of the Pacific seeks to hire a creative and collaborative Digital Humanities Specialist (DHS) to develop and manage strategies and infrastructure for curating digital and pre-digital content and data; provide computer programming support for projects; and author and/or co-author new digital humanities resources or scholarship.  This is a full-time 20-24 month pilot staff position. The DHS will work half-time contributing to the University Library’s archival and digital initiatives and half-time on an interdisciplinary NEH-funded Digital Humanities research project, KELLIA.  The DHS will report to Prof. Caroline T. Schroeder in the Department of Religious Studies and Michael Wurtz, the Head of Special Collections.

[Apply for this position at the University of the Pacific website]

KELLIA (Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance) is an international DH project funded by the NEH and the DFG (Germany) to develop international standards and promote digital scholarship in the language and literature of ancient Egypt.  Researchers at the University of the Pacific, Georgetown University, Goettingen University, and Muenster University will be collaborating on digital methods in textual studies, linguistics, history, and manuscript studies.

The William Knox Holt Memorial Library on the Stockton campus serves a diverse community of liberal arts and professional faculty.  The Holt-Atherton Special Collections is home to several important American cultural heritage collections:  the multimedia archives of jazz legend Dave Brubeck; primary source documents from World War II Japanese-American Internment Camps; the papers of renowned naturalist and conservationist John Muir; and the papers and video archive of former San Francisco Mayor George R. Moscone.

Duties

The Digital Humanities Specialist may perform some but not all of the following duities and/or may be assigned additional duties:

  1. Develops and manages strategies and infrastructure for curating digital humanities content and data.
  2. Authors/co-authors new digital humanities resources or scholarship.
  3. Provides web development and programming for humanities research.
  4. Contributes to original research in digital humanities.
  5. Contributes to planning and decision-making about KELLIA’s technological development and long-term sustainability.
  6. Identifies, recommends, and implements linked open data technologies for humanities research.
  7. Identifies, recommends, and implements digital asset management and digital archiving in the Library.
  8. Participates in archival processing and reference duties in a special collections environment.  
  9. Designs forward-facing, interactive digital initiatives, websites, and/or exhibits.
  10. Provides library and special collections instruction.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Work Experience/Certifications:

  • 1) MA in Digital Humanities OR 2) MLIS from an accredited ALA program or MA in Archival Studies with demonstrated digital/technological training/certification OR 3) MA in a Humanities discipline or related field with demonstrated digital/technological training or certification
  • Documented research and/or teaching experience in digital scholarship or pedagogy in a humanities discipline or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in web development and programming for research and/or teaching in the humanities or a related field (including archival studies and library and information science)

Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:

Required skills/knowledge and expertise

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in digital humanities technologies of web development (HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript), text encoding (XML), and programming (Python, Java)
  • Commitment to open access technologies and data for the humanities or a related field
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in team-based initiatives
  • Proven ability to contribute to original scholarship in the humanities or a related field
  • Enthusiasm to build international and interdisciplinary research partnerships
  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion
  • Knowledge of ancient languages, while welcome, is not a requirement for this position.

Preferred skills/knowledge and expertise

  • Demonstrated expertise with data curation techniques for a variety of digitized and born-digital media (text, code, images, music, etc.) and tools (e.g., DSpace, EPrints, Fedora, contentDM, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience with linked data technologies and methodologies (e.g., JSON, RDF)
  • Experience managing CMS and LMS systems
  • Command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by born-digital content.  

APPLICATION:

To apply for this position visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/5822 and submit:

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for 3 references

Review of applications will begin on September 1.

Questions about the position may be directed to cschroeder@pacific.edu and mwurtz@pacific.edu.  For questions about the online application process, please consult the online help system.

This position is funded by the University of the Pacific Library and the National Endowment for the Humanities (through the joint NEH-DFG bilateral Digital Humanities grant program).

Previous Digital Coptic 2 Symposium and Workshop

On March 12-13 we hosted the Digital Coptic 2 Symposium and Workshop at Georgetown University, March 12-13, 2015. The full program is online. Day 1 featured presentations from scholars working in Coptic and/or Digital Humanities from around the world. Day 2 provided tutorials on Coptic SCRIPTORIUM along with discussions about future research. Watch the many videos of the presentations on our DC 2 YouTube channel along with reading the twitter backchannel at #copticdh.

(Oringally posted in March 2015 at http://copticscriptorium.org/)

Our lightning round presentation at the NEH is now online

We gave a brief presentation about Coptic SCRIPTORIUM at the NEH Office of Digital Humanities Project Directors’ meeting in September.  We’re at the 9:38 time marker.  Video is from the NEHgov channel on youtube.

New American-German DH Collaboration: KELLIA

Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance is a collaboration between Coptic SCRIPTORIUM, the Göttingen Coptic Old Testament Project , and other partners. KELLIA has been awarded a joint NEH-DFG bilateral grant for sharing data and technologies and for developing common standards in Coptic DH.

 

Kellia photo

From Les Kellia. Ermitages coptes en Basse Égypte. Genève: Musèe d’art et d’histoire de Genève, 1989

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