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WKMA Requests Applications for Digital Humanities Research Fellow in Appalachian Decorative Art

Tuesday, October 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee
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Launched in 1994, William King Museum of Art’s (WKMA) Cultural Heritage Project documents, preserves, and exhibits the unique legacy of decorative and folk art in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. This two-year project will build on the CHP by taking the museum's existing Cultural Heritage Archive online and funding a digital humanities research fellowship. The integration of WKMA's Cultural Heritage Archive into the museum's website will make the data available remotely—it is currently digitized but only available onsite via intranet.

 

The Digital Humanities Research Fellow in Appalachian Decorative Art will work to grow and promote the Archive by: conducting original fieldwork in the material culture and decorative arts of the region; publishing their research in academic and popular publications; providing service to the community through lectures and courses on Appalachian history, decorative arts, and digital humanities; working with WKMA curatorial staff to conceptualize, design, and execute an exhibit for display in the museum’s Price- Strongwell Cultural Heritage Gallery; and authoring encyclopedic entries on Southwest Virginia for Virginia Foundation for the Humanities' Encyclopedia Virginia. WKMA has already acquired funding from the Henry Luce Foundation to underwrite the project in the amount of $12,500/year over two years, and further support is pending from the Decorative Arts Trust would allow WKMA to offer a total stipend of $30,000/year for two years, to a qualified recent Masters graduate, postdoc, professor on sabbatical, or independent researcher. The project will result in: an expanded and remotely accessible Archive; at least one scholarly publication in an academic journal, book chapter, etc.; at least one popular publication in a newspaper, magazine, film series, etc.; 500+ educational contact hours delivered to public audiences; and generation of new Encyclopedia Virginia content. 

 

For more information on this job posting, visit the AFS Career Center at https://www.afsnet.org/networking/apply_now.aspx?view=2&id=523070.



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