PhD-course: Digital Humanities II

Humlab welcomes PhD students at the Faculty of Arts to apply for a course that will take place during Fall 2016. Accepted participants will be allocated resources (software, technical assistance and supervision) in order to carry out individual digital projects aligned with the doctoral research plan. The course includes theoretical, ethical and critical perspectives on

Digital Humanities in relation to the specific projects. The course will focus on the individual projects but also include seminars and workshops during the term. Readings and a written assignment will be specified on an individual basis along with the PhD candidates' supervisor(s).

When: fall 2016, starting in September 2016 and finalized by January 2017. Work with Humlab staff will be planned and scheduled individually.



Syllabus in English



The application should comprise a project proposal of about 2-3 pages (A4) including the following parts:

- A description (idea and goal) of the digital project that you would like to carry out within the course.

We encourage project proposals that make use of Humlab's infrastructure in Humlab-X and/or Humlab at the main campus.

- Timetable for the project

- Specification and estimation of what kind of material, software and digital methods and other resources (competences included) would be needed to complete the project

The application should also include:

- A short CV (stating previous experiences and knowledge of for example software, programming and use of digital tools and methods)

- Short summary of the doctoral project (1/2 page)

- Separate letter of support from the supervisor stating the relevance of the digital project for the PhD-project as a whole

Your proposal can be written in either English or Swedish.

Who can apply? All PhD candidates at the Faculty of Arts in Umeå University, with projects in relation to Digital Humanities and Humlab's fields of interest, are welcome to apply. Priority is given to:

• PhD candidates with a Digital Humanities-profile

• PhD candidates who have completed the PhD course "Digital Humanities I".

Upon acceptance, the project will be refined and planned in details by the applicant, his/her

supervisor(s) and assigned technical staff at Humlab.



The following criteria will be used for the evaluation:

- Innovative and conceptual quality of the proposed project

- Relevance to the doctoral project

- Relevance to Humlab

- Feasibility with respect to needed competences and requested resources


Application deadline

May 25th, 2016.

Notifications will be given by June 20st, 2016.

Send your application to: Coppélie Cocq,


Contact information

Coppélie Cocq,