Call for Digital Public Fellows

Arcade, the open-access website that forms an integral part of the Stanford Humanities Center (SHC)’s online home, is seeking Digital Public Fellows to serve as editors. A digital salon for the humanities, Arcade publishes research and reflection across disciplines, historical periods, and generations.

Digital Public Fellows gain experience and insight into the world of academic publishing, particularly Open Access publishing, through editorial contributions to Arcade, particularly its Colloquies feature.

Colloquies are collections of recent or forthcoming work on a topic of emerging interest. Organized by one or more curators who are often senior scholars, the items in a Colloquy may include book chapters, journal articles, videos, blog posts, or informal essays. The thirty-plus partners who provide their content include presses (both academic and commercial), journals, and research institutes. For this feature the Digital Public Fellows consult curators about editorial vision, obtain content from partners, and adapt it to Arcade's format. Colloquies are open to submissions.

Digital Public Fellows are Stanford graduate students, often in the earlier stages of their careers, appointed for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal for a second year. They are part of the SHC Fellows community, with access to a wide range of research opportunities, collaboration, and events. They meet on a monthly basis with the SHC Digital Manager to develop editorial strategies and discuss their projects. All Digital Public Fellows receive an hourly wage, and duties of up to 8 hours per week.


Prior experience in editorial positions is preferred. Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter to Rachel Karas, Digital Manager at the SHC, at