Online Summer School for Literary Studies and Digital Humanities: 20-23 June 2022

The second edition of the Online Summer School for Literary Studies and Digital Humanities organized by Universiteit Leiden, KU Leuven, UR «Transitions» ULiège, LUCAS Center for Arts in Society, and LUCDH will take place from 20-23 June 2022. Are passionate about literature and have your own research project, corpus, or dataset and you want to experiment with the newest possibilities offered within digital humanities research? If you don’t know where to begin, this summer school will help you visualize your…

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Funding Opportunity: CLS Infra TNA Fellowships

The Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure (CLS Infra) has opened the second call for applications for the TNA Fellowships. The CLS Infra Fellowship Program provides access to a wide range of data, tools, and knowledge. Scholars from literary studies with an interest in computational literary studies methods are invited to apply for a fellowship grant. Selected fellows will obtain free-of-charge physical access to the infrastructure and will become part of the larger CLS community. Fellows will have the opportunity to interact…

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Job Vacancy: Three-Year Postdoc in Machine Learning

The Early Modern History Research Group at KU Leuven is accepting applications for a postdoctoral position on the European Research Council funded project “Regionalizing Infrastructures in Chinese History.” This project examines how large-scale infrastructures such as roads, city walls, and bridges contributed to regional and empire-wide integration, but equally why and how processes of integration regularly broke down, and how large-scale infrastructure projects contributed to countervailing trends including local tensions, local autonomy, and cross-border regional formations. The postdoctoral fellow will…

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Libraries and Diamond Open Access

The following is the redacted text of a statement given by Demmy Verbeke at the “The Diamond Open Access Model: what impact on research?” webinar organized by Academia Europaea Cardiff, KU Leuven Libraries and the Young Academy of Europe on March 28, 2022.  Academic libraries have a responsibility in the context of Diamond Open Access on at least two levels. For more than a decade now, librarians worldwide have played a role in promoting OA, explaining the various options to…

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Event: Open Science day KU Leuven 2022

On Monday 9 May 2022 KU Leuven will organize the 2022 edition of the Open Science day, an event where researchers share their experiences about applying Open Science principles in their research. This hybrid event (online and in Leuven, Irish College) is open to all KU Leuven researchers but registration is required – closing dates for registration: April 25 (if you wish to attend in Leuven) and May 6 (if you prefer to participate online). The 2022 edition is conceived as a forum…

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Humanities Commons: More than a Scholarly Network for Humanists

If you are a regular visitor to our blog, you might have noticed that The Scholarly Tales is a blog hosted by Humanities Commons (HC). We, at Artes research, actively promote the use of innovative, non-profit and community-led platforms such as HC and work to bring them to the attention of our readers and researchers. In this blogpost we will take you through the different aspects of the Humanities Commons platform and explain what it can offer you. Humanities Commons…

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Job Vacancy: Innovation Manager on Digital Transformation and Curation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM)

The multidisciplinary team DigitGLAM, which offers consultancy services and expertise to Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) and their networks in the fields of digital curation, digital transformation and the use of digital technologies for user engagement, has a job vacancy for an innovation manager. This position is an exciting and challenging job focused on continuous innovation and development in a transdisciplinary and international context. This is a permanent position as innovation manager of the Industrial Research Fund (IOF) at…

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Research Data Management Training – KU Leuven Research Coordination Office

On Tuesday 19 April 2022 (15h-17h CEST), the KU Leuven Research Coordination Office (DOC) will be offering a training on incorporating FAIR data principles into a data management plan (DMP). The FAIR data principles outline key practices related to data management, which ensure that research data and outputs are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. This training is useful for all researchers, but particularly for those who are carrying out a research project funded by the European Commission (Horizon Europe, MSCA,…

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Recap: March 2022 DH Virtual Discussion Group

The first meeting of the spring 2022 edition of the DH Virtual Discussion Group for ECRs in Belgium kicked off on Monday 21 March with a presentation from Gianluca Valenti (University of Liège). We had a total of twenty attendees—some new faces and some familiar ones—who all contributed to an engaging conversation about digital humanities.  This session followed our standard format, which opens with a greeting from the organizers, Julie M. Birkholz (KBR and Ghent University), Margherita Fantoli (KU Leuven),…

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