Digital Humanities


King's College London, 3rd - 6th July 2010

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Student Assistant Bursaries

**PLEASE NOTE:  the deadline for applications has now passed**


This scheme is designed to enable up to 20 students to participate in the conference.  Successful applicants will be required to support the running of the conference for four hours each day, but will otherwise be free to participate in all conference sessions and activities. Note that in addition to the other rewards working at DH2010 will give successful applicants valuable experience with conference organization as well as significant opportunities for interacting with speakers and other attendees. Such interaction is often held to be among the most valuable benefits from attending academic conferences.


Applications will be welcomed from registered PhD or Masters students at higher education institutions, with no restriction on country.  Young scholars in countries or institutions where 'registration' is not well defined, but who are in a PhD research path, are very likely to be eligible, and should contact the local organisers at dh2010 [at] to discuss alternative confirmation of status - e.g. a supporting letter from the supervisor or the home institution.

Bursary provisions

The bursaries are designed to benefit the award winners in a number of ways:

  • Free conference registration
  • Free attendance at the Conference Dinner on Sat 10 July
  • An allowance of 20 GBP per day for subsistence and incidental expenses for each of the five days Tue 6 - Sat 10 July
  • In off-duty time, Student Assistants will be free to attend any conference sessions and evening receptions
  • Applicants not resident in Greater London may apply for free accommodation in the Great Dover Street apartments for up to 7 nights.
  • Two free conference t-shirts in 'Student Assistant' colour

What is required of Student Assistants?

If you are awarded a Student Assistant bursary you will be expected to fulfil the following commitments:

  • take part in a pre-conference training session on Tue 6 July;
  • undertake a four-hour shift each day of the conference (Wed 7 - Sat 10 July), following a schedule that will be given to you on Tue 6 July.  During each 'shift' you will be asked to carry out a number of duties, which will be assigned by the local organiser staff.


The following list is not comprehensive, but gives an indication of the kinds of tasks the Student Assistants will be asked to carry out:

  • Assist in the conference registration/reception area, providing information to delegates, answering questions, directing delegates to conference venues, etc
  • Be in attendance and take responsibility for a room in which a conference session is taking place, e.g. prior to the session ensuring the session chair is present and s/he has been in contact with the speakers, assisting speakers with setting up their equipment, and summoning technical help as may be needed
  •  Assist with social events, e.g. directing conference delegates to the venues for the evening receptions
  • Record brief on-the-spot interviews with conference presenters and delegates, using recorders provided by the conference.  (The recordings will be used in the 'virtual conference' broadcasts.)
  • More generally, to carry out such tasks as the conference administrators request

The deadline for applications has now passed.  Applicants will be notified of the success or failure of their application no later than Wed 26 May.

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Last updated: 22/06/2010 at 12:03