DHAsia | Call for Proposals

DHAsia, a new Digital Humanities initiative at Stanford University, is seeking proposals for its 2016 short-term residency program focused on East, South, Southeast, and Inner/Central Asia.

Directed by Tom Mullaney (Associate Professor of Chinese History), DHAsia is supported by the Stanford University Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), as well as other programs on campus.

Keynote residents during the 2015-16 program include:

– Hilde De Weert, Professor of Chinese History, Leiden University
– Javier Cha, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Sino-Korean Cultural Interactions, Hong Kong University
– Kris Manjapra, Associate Professor of South Asian History, Program Director of the Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies Digital Humanities Lab, Tufts University
– Richard Jean So, Assistant Professor of English, the University of Chicago
– Hoyt Long, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, the the University of Chicago


Scholars working on Asia, in all disciplines and time periods, are welcome to apply. We are particularly eager to invite one (1) early-career candidate, ranging from the advanced PhD level (post-comprehensive/oral examination) through Assistant Professor rank or equivalent.


One (1) applicant will be invited to Stanford campus during either Winter or Spring 2016 for an intensive 3-day residency featuring: (a) a 45-minute research talk; (b) a hands-on Digital Humanities clinic for faculty and graduate students (focused on the particular tool/technique/method/platform employed in the scholar’s research); and (c) a schedule of one-on-one meetings with interested faculty and graduate student researchers.

DHAsia will provide the invited resident an honorarium of $800, as well as all travel, lodging, and meals.

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2015. Materials should be submitted via email to dhasia2016@stanford.edu and must include:

I. Cover letter summarizing field of study, research, and Digital Humanities experience


III. Two references including contact information (please do NOT request or provide letters of recommendation – but references may be contacted as part of application review process)

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