JDC Archives Fellowships
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is pleased to present its Fellowship program. Two or three fellowships will be awarded each year to deserving scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, general history, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections. The amount granted will range from $2,000 to $5,000 and the deadline is January 15, 2016.
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National Library of Israel – Training and Development Opportunity
The National Library of Israel together with the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is pleased to announce the launch of At the Source, a groundbreaking training and development programme at the National Library of Israel (NLI) for archive and library professionals working with Jewish documentary heritage across Europe.
At the Source is a core project of Gesher L'Europa, an initiative funded by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, to provide opportunities for exchange and enrichment between the National Library of Israel and European scholars, library and museum professionals, and educators working within Jewish settings.
Two courses will be offered for selected applicants in 2015 which will be delivered by expert NLI staff drawing on the Library's unparalleled resources.
- Methodology and Practice: Developing Jewish Libraries and Archives
For staff responsible for Jewish archival and library materials who are familiar with the Jewish cultural context and are seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in archive or library methodologies and practices.
Course dates: 15 June – 2 July 2015
- Text and Context: Understanding Jewish Materials
For archive and library professionals working in institutions with significant Jewish collections, who are qualified and experienced in library and archive operations, and are seeking to increase their knowledge and understanding of Jewish textual, historic and material culture.
Course dates: 2 – 19 November 2015
Guidelines for applicants and funding information can be found here
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 3 March 2015.
In order to ensure a more personalized training course, only a small number of participants will be selected.
For queries: email Caron Sethill, Programme Manager Europe, National Library Israel
Center for Jewish History Archival Fellowship Program
presented in collaboration with Columbia University’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
The Center for Jewish History, with support from The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, and Columbia University are pleased to announce six fellowships open to graduate students, post-graduates, and early career professionals in the humanities.
This program will provide fellows with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an archival institution while applying the knowledge of language, history, and culture that they have developed in their humanities studies. By working at the Center for Jewish History with diverse collections from one of three participating partner institutions— the American Jewish Historical Society, the Leo Baeck Institute, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research—fellows will be introduced to basic archival theory and practice that will strengthen their capabilities as researchers and open up new professional directions for them.
More information about the fellowship, qualifications required and how to apply
The primary focus of the fellowship is on processing, arrangement, and description of personal papers and/or organizational records. Fellows will work under the supervision of an experienced professional archivist and write collection guides for online publication. A combination of selected readings, discussions, and archival processing practice will introduce fellows to standards of archival description and key concepts in archival theory, such as provenance and original order. Additionally, the fellows will be introduced to conservation, digitization, and reference work.
Weekly seminars hosted by the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University will serve to enhance the practical experience fellows receive at the Center for Jewish History.
This six-week program will begin July 1, 2014 and end on August 12, 2014. Start and end dates are slightly negotiable if they conflict with academic calendars or other scheduling issues. Over the course of thirty weekdays, fellows will receive 200 hours of intensive hands-on training and practice in archival work. Fellows will be provided with a stipend of $4000 for their participation in the program.
- Current enrollment in a PhD, MA or equivalent graduate program in the humanities or recent completion of a PhD, MA or equivalent graduate degree in the humanities
- Familiarity with Jewish history and culture, preferably via Jewish studies coursework completed or research conducted
- Reading knowledge of German and/or Yiddish (or relevant Slavic languages like Polish)
- Fluency in English
- Experience using archives for research
Please note that this fellowship program is geared towards candidates with no formal archival training or coursework in library or archival studies.
Six fellowships are available, at least four of which will be filled by European candidates. Assistance with visa arrangements will be available to European candidates, and assistance with housing will be available to all candidates.
Please submit the following application materials to Rachel Miller, Senior Manager for Archival Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Resume or CV
- 1-2 page academic writing sample in English
- Cover letter that details how this program fits with the candidate’s interests
- List of 3 references
Application deadline is March 2, 2014. Application review will begin immediately. No phone calls, please.
Fellowships at the Center for Jewish History, New York
The Center for Jewish History (CJH) offers a range of fellowships for
senior scholars, early career (postdoctoral) scholars, graduate students,
and undergraduates to conduct original research in the humanities,
including but not limited to the fields of Jewish studies, Russian and East
European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as
musicology, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, sociology and history.
In residence at the Center for a period of 10 to 12 months, Fellows have
the opportunity to explore the collections of CJH partners – American
Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck
Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Open Humanities Awards
The Open Knowledge Foundation in association with the DM2E project and the Digital Humanities Quarterly has launched the first ever Open Humanities Awards.
There are €15,000 worth of prizes on offer for 3-5 projects that use open content, open data or open source tools to further humanities teaching and research. Whether you’re interested in patterns of allusion in Aristotle, networks of correspondence in the Jewish Enlightenment or digitising public domain editions of Dante, they would like to hear about the kinds of open projects that could support your interest.
The Awards will be judged by a distinguished cast of eminent Digital Humanists including Professor Stefan Gradmann (Humboldt University), Dr Susan Schreibman (Trinity College Dublin). Professor Andrew Prescott (Kings College London), Professor David Robey, (University of Oxford), Dr Melissa Terras (University College London), Nicole Coleman (Stanford University Humanities Center), Dr Laurent Romary (INRIA).
To apply and for more information visit openhumanitiesawards.org. The deadline is Tuesday, 12 March 2013.