Call for Proposals & Participants
NINES / NEH Summer Institute: Evaluating Digital Scholarship
May 30 – June 3, 2011
University of Virginia
Hosted by NINES
How does the profession of literary studies evaluate and grant credit
for born-digital scholarship? What are the intellectual stakes of
such work, and how might we better understand the changing nature of
scholarly inquiry and communication in a digital age? NINES
(Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic
Scholarship) will be hosting two NEH Summer Institutes (in 2011 and
2012) focused on these issues, gathering together digital
practitioners in the field and administrative/institutional leaders to
advance the conversation. We aim to address the range of literary
fields and periods, with an eye towards producing collaborative
working papers that might influence the larger cultures of peer-review
and promotion/tenure in the profession.
The 2011 Institute will be focused on five broad categories or aspects
of humanities scholarship, with attention to the specifics of literary
2. evidence and discovery
Accordingly, we hope to receive applications from two types of
applicant: first, literary scholars involved with sophisticated
digital projects; and second, administrative or institutional leaders
engaged with policies related to peer-review and promotion/tenure.
Individuals from this latter group need not have previous experience
in evaluating digital scholarship.
The NINES / NEH Institute will begin on the afternoon of Monday, May
30 (Memorial Day) and continue through the evening of June 3, 2011
Participants will reimbursed for their travel expenses and given a
$500 stipend to offset housing in Charlottesville.
Applications should consist of a c.v. and a brief narrative (not to
exceed 800 words) describing your background/perspective, your reasons
for wanting to be part of the Institute, and your thoughts on
peer-review and promotion/tenure in reference to the changing nature
of scholarship in a digital frame of reference.
Please send applications BY DECEMBER 1, 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org.