DHAsia 2017 Call for Proposals

DHAsia, a pioneering Digital Humanities initiative at Stanford University, is seeking proposals for its 2017 short-term residency program focused on East, South, Southeast, and Inner/Central Asia.

Directed by Tom Mullaney (Associate Professor of Chinese History and History of Technology), DHAsia is supported by the Stanford University Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), the Stanford University Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) and East Asia Library, the Stanford Confucius Institute, the Stanford Center for East Asian Studies, and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, among other programs and departments.

Keynote residents during our inaugural 2016 program have included:

  • Hilde De Weerdt | 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 University of Chicago
  • Paul Vierthaler | Visiting Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston College


Scholars working on Asia, in all disciplines and time periods, are welcome to apply. We are particularly eager to identify early-career candidates, ranging from the advanced PhD level (post-comprehensive/oral examination) through Assistant Professor rank or equivalent. All ranks are eligible and encouraged to apply, however.


Up to five (5) applicants will be invited to Stanford campus during either Winter or Spring 2017 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 each invited resident an honorarium of $800, as well as all travel, lodging, and meals.

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2016. Materials should be submitted via email to [email protected] and must include:

  1. Cover letter summarizing field of study, research, and Digital Humanities experience
  2. CV
  3. 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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