Sussex Humanities Lab

Visiting fellows and visitors scheme

Sussex Humanities Lab Visiting Fellows (2015-2019)

The Sussex Humanities Lab facilitates national and international visitors, working broadly within the digital humanities and digital arts and culture, to engage with our core research activities and the intellectual life of our interdisciplinary research community. We have a number of research strands which visitors are encouraged to engage with. Visitors will normally be invited to work with us for up to a month and to participate in core lab activities, sharing knowledge and ideas in an interdisciplinary space. We also welcome proposals for longer fellowships.

Recent Visitors

Antti Kanner recently visited us from the University of Helsinki. Antti is part of the new Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities (HELDIG). 

Jette Kofoed In October 2016 Jette Kofoed, Associate Professor at Aarhus University Denmark, has been visiting the Sussex Humanities Lab. Her trip kicked off with a wonderful seminar entitled ‘Juggling pace, affectivity and ephemerality in digital youth lives’ where she presented work in progress from her current fieldwork on image sharing on social media among young people in the context of cyberbullying. She also contributed a panel session on ethics at an NCRM Advanced training workshop on Case Histories in Qualitative Longitudinal Research (to find out more see our padlet). A highlight of her visit was using the Lab space to run a methodological experiment using a visual matrix to explore images collected from Snapchat, Instagram and other social media platforms. She will be returning in January 2017 to run a doctoral workshop called ‘Overcoming stuck-places in analysis’ (for more information in taking part contact r.thomson@sussex.ac.uk), and again in June to work with Janet Boddy on a 2 day workshop on ethics in research. To hear more about Jette’s stay see this short film:

 

Lukasz Mirocha Research Project Director and PhD candidate (cultural studies — digital media) at the Faculty of "Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland. Research associate at the Digital Economy Lab (DELab), University of Warsaw. lukaszmirocha.com During his visit Lukasz collaborated with the SHL team on his research project on digital media aesthetics, and engaged with the Lab's theoretical and methodological perspectives on studying digital media and culture, combining theoretical and artistic approaches.he content

 

Upcoming Visits

Dr. Asko Lehmuskallio and Colleagues from Tampere University in Finland will undertake funded visits to the SHL as part of DIFA, a Finnish Academy funded project on Digital Face led by Professor Janne Seppanen and Professsor Tapio Takala. The SHL’s Caroline Bassett, will also serve on the steering group for this project along with colleagues from the US and mainland Europe.

 

Sussex Humanities Lab Visiting Fellows (2015-2019)

The Sussex Humanities Lab facilitates national and international visitors, working broadly within the digital humanities and digital arts and culture, to engage with our core research activities and the intellectual life of our interdisciplinary research community. We have a number of research strands which visitors are encouraged to engage with. Visitors will normally be invited to work with us for up to a month and to participate in core lab activities, sharing knowledge and ideas in an interdisciplinary space. We also welcome proposals for longer fellowships.

Visitors generally fall into one of the following broad categories:

  • Senior Academic - invited to engage with the intellectual life of the Lab, usually through a substantial research engagement that they bring with them.
  • Researcher - invited to engage with developing digital humanities oriented projects within the context of our lab. These visits may also be linked to specific research bids currently under development within the Lab.
  • Practitioner/Artist - invited to share specialist skills and practice that connect or align with our emerging programmes of research within the digital humanities.

During your stay we expect that you will contribute to the research culture of the Sussex Humanities Lab, for example, though giving public talks, seminars, presentations, or workshops in our research space.

In return, the Sussex Humanities Lab can offer:

  • Funding that will reflect the individual circumstances of the visitor. It may cover travel, some accommodation and/or joint research expenses. We will prioritise self funded visits.
  • An interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment. The Sussex Humanities Lab spans the Schools of ‘Media, Film and Music’, ‘History, Art History and Philosophy’, and ‘Education and Social Work’, with contributions from the Department of Informatics (Text Analytics Group), and the Library.
  • Access to the Digital Humanities Lab - a world-class digital humanities space which supports the work of the Sussex Humanities Lab. The Lab is a configurable space and is equipped with various technologies detailed here.
  • Opportunity to work and gain access to the vast archival collection held at The Keep.

Proposal Procedure

In your proposal, you should clearly identify potential contributions to the above activities, and demonstrate how your work fits into the Sussex Humanities Lab’s core research strands and current research programmes (11pt, two-page project outline). We also require a two-page CV, and a two-page publication list. Please send proposals to shl@sussex.ac.uk