Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship on digital scholarship and diversity in Early American Studies

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Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship on digital scholarship and diversity in Early American Studies

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: May 10, 2022
Deadline: Jun 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Two-Year Postdoctoral Position at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, UPenn

Diversity in Early American Digital Scholarship

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, in partnership with Penn History, Penn Libraries, the University of Maryland, and its MITH Center, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral Research Fellow, beginning September 1, 2022, with emphasis on digital scholarship and diversity in Early American Studies. Based at the McNeil Center, the fellow will work in partnership with a growing team of digital specialists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland, to facilitate digital projects in early American Studies.

The Fellow will work principally on the development of two projects: 1) "Freedom Seekers," a forthcoming digital resource devoted to the writing and collection of the biographies of enslaved people who sought freedom in revolutionary America; and 2) Slavery, Law, and Power ( ). At Penn, there will also be opportunities to collaborate with the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, data specialists at Penn Libraries, and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, in workshops and seminars. These opportunities are situated within an increasingly rich landscape of digital history at and among Philadelphia's historic and archival institutions, including American Philosophical Society, the Library Company, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Museum of the American Revolution.

The fellow will receive a starting stipend of $52,000. The position includes health insurance.

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