PhD Fellowship in German and Digital Humanities @ .txtLAB

PhD Fellowship in German and Digital Humanities @ .txtLAB

As part of the multi-university partnership, “NovelTM: Text Mining the Novel,” .txtLAB is sponsoring a 5 year fellowship open to students with a background in German literature or cultural studies and a demonstrated interest in digital humanities. The fellow will be part of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University and an active participant in all activities related to the multi-university partnership, “Text Mining the Novel,” a six-tear research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada that involves nine universities across North America. In addition to the regular coursework, the fellow will craft a dissertation project in conjunction with the research partnership and have the opportunity to participate in exchanges at other member universities; attend annual training events at the HathiTrust Research Center; and present at annual workshops and conferences.

The ideal candidate will have native or near-native fluency in German and some exposure to methods in computational text analysis. The funding package will be worth approx. $25,000/year and will include opportunities for teaching assistantships.

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Andrew Piper

William Dawson Scholar of German and European Literature

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

McGill University