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4Humanities Stipends for International Correspondents

4Humanities Stipends for International Correspondents:  Please circulate widely

4Humanities is seeking up to three bilingual or multilingual graduate students (or early-career researchers) from outside Australia, Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. who would each receive an honorarium of 450 Canadian dollars for contributing at least one online post per month for a term of one year to the 4Humanities site (http://humanistica.ualberta.ca/).  The posts will report on events, policies, statements, and issues relating to the state of the humanities or advocacy for the humanities in the student's or researcher's country.  Correspondents must be able to write their posts bilingually, in the language of their country and also with an English version.

The 4Humanities initiative was started in November 2010 by the international community of digital humanities scholars and educators to assist in advocacy for the humanities.  See our mission statement: http://humanistica.ualberta.ca/mission/  Our Web site posts news about the crisis of the humanities in society, advocacy statements for the humanities, "student voices" in support of the humanities, and digital and other resources to assist in advocating for the humanities.  While the initiative began with contributors from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, it seeks to extend its scope and audience to other nations.

Sponsorship for these international correspondent positions is from the Association for Computing in the Humanities (ACH), the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), and the Canadian Institute for Research Computing in the Arts (CIRCA).  Honoraria will be disbursed through the University of Alberta.

Please apply for the international correspondent positions by writing an email describing yourself and your interests, and including a curriculum vitae or short professional biography.  Applications should be addressed to Prof. Alan Liu, Dept. of English, University of California, Santa Barbara (ayliu@english.ucsb.edu), one of the coordinators of 4Humanities.  The deadline for applications is February 28, 2011.

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