Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship "Chattel slavery and its legacies"
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC), part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, invites applications for a one year residential fellowship from scholars and public intellectuals to create a digital public humanities project on the broad topic of chattel slavery and its legacies. In collaboration with the Gilder Lehrman Center Director and staff and associated scholars and departments, including Yale University Library’s Digital Humanities Lab and Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, the Postdoctoral Associate will develop a public history project that makes use of Yale or other archival collections. A successful applicant will demonstrate expertise with current digital technologies and applications such as GIS, relational databases, data mapping, 3-D imaging, and the like. The proposed project should serve the Postdoctoral Associate’s scholarly interests, while being useful to both academic and general audiences, including secondary school classroom use. Topics of interest may include, for example, issues surrounding the history of slavery and its abolition in various societies; voting rights and voting suppression; teaching race in the classroom; mapping emancipation processes and refugee movements; or environmental histories of race, class, and resistance.
The successful candidate will be expected to be in full-time residence during the academic year beginning August 1, 2017. An earned doctorate in a relevant field or alternatively equivalent qualifications for research and teaching are expected for the successful candidate. In addition to working on the digital humanities project, the Fellow is expected to teach one course related to their research and hold related office hours for students; offer one public lecture or conduct a workshop; and record an audio interview for a podcast. The Postdoctoral Associate is also expected to interact with students and faculty, contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, and participate in its collective activities and development. The Postdoctoral Associate’s digital project will be created in collaboration with the Gilder Lehrman Center and other Yale resources.
Stipend and Resource Information
The successful candidate will receive an academic year salary of $55,000 plus fringe benefits. All Gilder Lehrman Center Fellows have full access to the Yale University libraries and email. The Center will provide shared office space, computer access and necessary software, and basic office supplies. Interested candidates who have other sources of funding may apply with a clear indication of their funding situation. All applicants should indicate clearly whether they are seeking full or partial funding.