The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the Graduate Center invites applications for the Pinetree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowship on The Future of the Book
in the Digital Age. A Pinetree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow will receive a stipend of $72,000 for two semesters and will be provided with office space, a computer, and access to the Graduate Center’s academic infrastructure.
Applicants must not be currently employees of the City University of New York.
In return, the Fellow is expected to carry out work regularly at the Graduate Center, which is located in Midtown at 365 Fifth Avenue, and to participate in the intellectual and academic community of ARC and the Graduate Center. In practice, this means using the office provided on a regular basis, attending ARC events, giving presentations to a seminar and/or a public audience, and sharing work-in-progress with doctoral students and faculty.
Applicants would have outstanding records of published research and scholarship in book history, textual studies, print culture, digital humanities, and new media studies. The holder of the fellowship will come to the Graduate Center to do research on the nature of the printed book in the digital age, the changing nature of knowledge production, organization, preservation, and dissemination, in both print and digital media, concentrating specifically on dynamic relationships between print and digital publication streams. Topics may include how digital media and the internet change reading, writing, and research; how technology impacts the role of the research library and scholarly communication; the role of libraries in supporting and creating the digital humanities; how technology will impact access to knowledge or intellectual property rights; and the changing value of the printed artifact in a digital age.
In addition to dovetailing with existing Graduate Center digital initiatives, the Pinetree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowship
will build on the strong relationships that the Graduate Center has with area archival institutions such as the New York Public Library, the Morgan Library, the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the New York Historical Society. The fellow will be encouraged to embark on collaborative projects and joint seminars with the librarians, curators, and technologists of these and other New York institutions.
Applicants should complete the application form below:
Additional questions can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is Friday, December 20, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 14, 2014.