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Event: Linking People: Network Analysis and Intellectual History

This hybrid round-table and workshop is co-organized between LECTIO, KU Leuven, and the University of Utrecht. Event dates: 11-12 May. Registration deadline: 30 April 2021.

Over two days, participants will have the chance to try a hands-on approach to network analysis, with a mix of practical workshops and presentations of ongoing projects (by LECTIO members). The keynote speakers will be prof. Dirk Van Miert (University of Utrecht), presenting the ERC project “Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks – The Republic of Letters as a Pan- European Knowledge Society” and Prof. Bart Thijs (KU Leuven) on “Recognizing Patterns: the application of Deep Learning in Network Analysis”. More information below!

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Fellowship Alert: Leibniz Institute of European History (for international PhD students)

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz has one fellowship open for a a period of six to eight months for international doctoral students in the field of Digital Humanities. The fellowship will begin in July 2021 or later. The monthly stipend is € 1,350. Additionally, you can apply for family or child allowance. Applications are due 19 April 2021. More information below!

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Event: Brussels DH Online Seminar Series!

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Université Libre de Bruxelles have teamed up to create the Brussels DH seminars series! The next seminar will take place from 12:00 to 13:30 on 21 April 2021. The registration deadline is 15 April 2021. For more information keep reading!

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Fellowship Opportunity: Two Communications Fellowships for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks applicants for two Communications Fellowships, each of which will last from May – December 2021 and comes with a stipend of €500 Euros. The deadline for applications is 23:59 UTC on 15 April 2021.

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Event: KBR Digital Humanities Online Series

The Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) is hosting an online series of three lectures given by Digital Humanities experts from across Belgium! This series is co-organized by KBR’s two labs: Camille (Center for Archives on the Media and Information) and the Digital Research Lab, in cooperation with Université Libre de Bruxelles and Ghent University. Dealing with a variety of topics, periods and methods, these talks will be held in English, with questions in French, Dutch or English. More information about each of the lectures is provided below. To register for one or all of the lectures, please use this link.

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Job Alert: Information Specialist – Digital Scholarship in the Humanities at Artes

Big news! We have an opening at KU Leuven Libraries Artes on the Artes Research Team for an Information Specialist – Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. This position would report to our Artes Research Team Leader, Laura Mesotten, and work alongside Nele Noppe, our Data Librarian! The job would be a temporary to start with, and moving to permanent. It would be a full time, 1.0 FTE position (it can also be 80% if necessary). The ideal applicant would already know Dutch or be willing to learn it quickly. The position would hopefully start in June, but this is by negotiation with the hiring committee. The deadline for applications is 12 April 2021.

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DH Commons Fellowship Introduction: Creating Semantic Rings in the DH Sub-collection of E-books

If you had asked me a decade ago to describe a library, I would probably sketch a place where you can borrow books, find a quiet spot to study, or browse the Internet. This assumption changed when, in 2016, I joined the New York Public Library (NYPL) for an externship, supported by the Embassy of the United States in Athens. My assignment was to assist NYPL’s TechConnect team in designing and promoting the coding classes that they were (and still are) offering to patrons throughout the city. In so doing, I was exposed to a type of library I had not previously encountered and a type of librarian I would have never guessed existed. Witnessing the impact that library initiatives, such as coding classes, can have on patrons’ personal and professional development made me feel that this would not be the last time I would actively support a library’s mission.

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Interview: Professor Fred Truyen

Students and professors are just beginning the second semester of the Advanced Master’s in Digital Humanities at KU Leuven after a busy exam period. As a good way to start this semester, I am launching a new interview series with people at KU Leuven who are involved in different aspects of DH training and teaching. To kick off the series, I interviewed Professor Fred Truyen, head of the DH Master’s at KU Leuven and a long-time ICT enthusiast. Below, find the text version of our conversation, with some advice for the DH Master’s students as they near the end of their program!

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Job Opening: Data Manager for the BRAIN-BE project BELTRANS at the KBR (Belgian Royal Library)

Are you fluent in Dutch and/or French with a good command of English? Do you love exploring, organizing, and managing data related to contemporary literature? Do you feel comfortable with project management and want to work with a collaborative group of colleagues? Do you want to work at the Belgian Royal Library in Brussels? Then, boy, do I have a job opening for you! (Deadline 14 March 2021).

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DH Virtual Discussion Group for Early Career Researchers in Belgium, Spring Semester 2021

In our final session in December we asked attendees of the DH Virtual Discussion Group for Early Career Researchers to provide us with feedback on the discussion series and also provide some suggestions for future sessions (thanks to those of you who participated in this exercise!). The needs that were described are very diverse: from wanting a formal outlet to present your work, to learning new tools and theories, to informal discussions with colleagues doing similar work. In the intervening period since our last meeting, we have extensively discussed how to meet these needs in a way that will be beneficial to everyone.