I should like to draw your attention to the advertisement for 2 Research Fellows for the 5-year ERC project: the Latinization of the North-Western Provinces: Sociolinguistics, Epigraphy and Archaeology (LatinNow).
The RFs will be based at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, University of Oxford, and will start, at the earliest, in September 2017. The positions will be for 3 years, with the possibility of extension.
Although the RFs will be located in Oxford, their contracts will be with the project host, the University of Nottingham, so applications must be made via the Nottingham online system:
Please note that the panel requires basic details to be filled in online and a CV and covering letter to be uploaded (apologies, the generic application system is not clear on what needs to be uploaded). The deadline for applications is the 14th April.
If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Principal Investigator, Dr Alex Mullen.
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Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Position Focus: Yale University seeks a Project Manager (PM) who will be responsible for coordination and completion of projects for Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) in the Yale University Library. This position will oversee all aspects of digital scholarship project management by setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, and monitoring and summarizing progress of projects. The PM will prepare reports for upper management regarding status of projects and be familiar with a variety of digital scholarship concepts, practices, and procedures. Relying on experience and judgment, the PM will plan and accomplish goals by performing a variety of tasks across a spectrum of technologies and digital services. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Reports to the Director of Digital Scholarship Services.
Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford
The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a full-time researcher for the AHRC funded Lexicon of Greek Personal Names project, directed by Professor Robert Parker. The appointment will be for a fixed period of 3 years from 1 April 2016 or as soon thereafter as can be mutually agreed. The appointee will be a member of a research group which will prepare volume VI of the Lexicon, that covering names from the Roman provinces of Syria, Palaestina, Arabia, and areas further East. The special responsibility of the appointee will be for names attested in non-Greek sources; s/he will have excellent knowledge of at least one relevant ancient Semitic language and willingness to acquire competence in others, and a good knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin and relevant modern languages. S/he will have, or be near completion of, a relevant PhD. For the further particulars please go to http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/jobs.html.
Grade 7: £30,738 – £37,768 p.a.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and enter Vacancy ID 121799
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 18 February 2016. It is expected that interviews will be held in late February 2016.
Contact Person : Miss Clare Jarvis
Contact Phone : 01865 288391
Contact Email : email@example.com
Professor Sir Richard Trainor doctoral studentship: ‘Settlement and connectivity in the English Channel: the Isle of Wight and its setting in the Iron Age and Roman periods.’
This project exploits the rich material record of Wight and its environs, with a particular focus on the abundant digital data recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme. It is to be supervised by Dr John Pearce (Classics), Dr Stuart Dunn (Department of Digital Humanities) and Dr Sam Moorhead (British Museum). Details of the studentship and the application process (deadline 1st May 2015) can be found on the Trainor Studentships webpage.
Posted for Luigi Pellecchi:
The research Project Redhis, “Rediscovering the hidden structure. A new appreciation of Juristic texts and Patterns of Thought in Late Antiquity,” has an open position for a post-doctoral researcher.The appointment would be for two years in the first instance; this term may be extended for an additional two-year period (up to a total period of four years).Redhis is an interdisciplinary research project which is hosted by the Università di Pavia (Italy) and funded by an ERC-advanced grant (Principal Investigator prof. Dario Mantovani; Senior Staff prof. Luigi Pellecchi). The project focuses on the elements which display the persistence of an high-level legal culture in Late Antiquity, as also shown by the copying and use of classical jurists’ writings. A comprehensive understanding of legal culture includes therefore the study of the legal texts’ manuscript transmission and of their contents.From this viewpoint, the appointed candidate will contribute to the project conducting “A study of the textual tradition of Roman legal writings in Late Antiquity”.In pursuing his/her research, the appointed applicant will be supervised by the Principal Investigator. He/she will collaborate with other staff and post-doctoral researchers in an interdisciplinary working group. Place of work: University of Pavia, Pavia (Italy).
Preference will be given to applicants who hold a PhD awarded by a University abroad, with a research thesis in one of the following scientific areas: Roman Law, Papyrology, Latin Language and Literature, Classical Philology, Ancient History. The research thesis has to show the applicant’s competence to apply a philological approach to the study of Roman legal texts, in Latin and Greek, in order to contribute to the attainment of the research Project Redhis objectives. Experience in writing and translating into English is also welcomed.
Deadline: Applications must be sent by February 22, 2015 (at 12 a.m).
How to Apply: See the full call for application:
http://www.unipv.eu/site/home/ricerca/assegni-di-ricerca.html (scroll to the bottom of the page)
To learn more about the Redhis Project, visit our website at http://redhis.unipv.it/You may freely pass on the information to your Post-doc students and other interested parties.
The following funded PhD studentship has been advertised at the Institute for Spatial Information and Surveying Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz (Technik FH Mainz).
The position is funded by the DFG/ANR project TEXTE LSEM (2014 – 2017) investigating the application of Semantic Web and related technologies to support archaeological and philological research in reconstructing the historic geography of Mesopotamia in the 2nd mill. BC.[…]Your primary field of work will be the exploration and application of semantically modelling archaeological site information and webbased visualisation solutions, investigating the potential of querying distributed information systems for integrating philological and archaeological knowledge. The project involves European universities from France and Germany (Paris, Dijon, Berlin, Munich, Mainz).
Full details: http://bit.ly/textelsem
Posted for Ian Ruffell.
(The post can be found on the University of Glasgow website via the search page here (search on the College of Arts): http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/. Some more details about the project are here: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/classicsresearch/researchprojects/heroandhisautomata/.)
Reference Number 009086
Closing date: August 24, 2014
Location Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
College / Service COLLEGE OF ARTS
Department SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
Job Family Research And Teaching
Position Type Full Time
Salary Range £32,590 – £36,661
This post is part of the project ‘Hero of Alexandria and his Theatrical Automata’, funded by the Leverhulme Trust (PI: Dr Ian Ruffell, School of Humanities; Co-I Dr Euan McGookin, School of Engineering). Based in the University of Glasgow (Classics, School of Humanities), the project runs from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017. The project investigates Hero of Alexandria’s treatise on the making of automata, and will design, build andthe models described in that work. The post is full-time and available for 36 months from October 1, 2014. The post holder will prototype, build and test versions of the automata, working in collaboration with the rest of the project team in technical analysis of the text. The successful candidate will i) use 3D-modelling (training will be provided) and rapid prototyping equipment to explore possible designs of the automata, ii) with the aid of technicians in the School of Engineering, build full-scale working models of the automata; iii) combine practical data with textual and contextual elements in the project website, iv) test the scope and limitations of the models in performance in dialogue with practitioners and audiences. (more…)
Exciting job opportunity for someone with experience in XML databases and EpiDoc projects (part-time, fixed-term, at Oxford but remote working an option):
Part-time XML Research Database Developer
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, Oxford
Grade 7: £29,837 – £36,661 p.a. (pro rata)
The Faculty of Classics seeks to appoint a part-time XML Research Database Developer. This is fixed-term for 12 months. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong interest in Digital Humanities and classical text-editing to build an XML Database backed website for publication, analysis, and editing of EpiDoc TEI P5 XML documents for the I.Sicily project (0.4 FTE) and for the Ptolemaic Egypt project (0.1 FTE).
*We are happy to consider applications from those who would wish to work remotely.*
The postholder will design and implement a native XML Database application for the online publication, analysis, and editing of EpiDoc XML based on open source components; create a testing mechanism for the technical infrastructure for resilient deployment (and redeployment from backup) of the website; develop and maintain the project’s technical infrastructure including XML Database installation and basic Linux server systems administration; and work closely with the IT Consultant and project PI in strategically designing and developing the infrastructure to ensure both reliable behaviour and potential for future expansion of the project.
Posted for Rebecca Benefiel:
Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow in Digital History
Washington and Lee University invites applications for a Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellowship for recent Ph.D.s in history who intend to pursue careers as teacher-scholars in a liberal arts college setting. These two-year fellowships are open to candidates who earned their Ph.D.s in Spring 2012 or later. Fellows will play an active role in helping to demonstrate innovative methods of teaching, making interdisciplinary connections and teaching new courses in neglected areas of the curriculum. Fellows will have a reduced teaching load to allow time for their own scholarly development.
The Department of History seeks a specialist in digital history with a concentration in ancient or any field in pre-1800 global or non-Western history. Applicants should have experience with digital humanities pedagogies and using digital humanities tools in their scholarly research.
Apply electronically at our portal: https://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/1907. After filling out a cover sheet, you will be prompted to upload a letter of application, a CV, a sample of recent scholarly work, and enter contact information for two providers of letters of recommendation (or a credentials file). Review of applications will begin April 7, 2014. Address your application letter (and any questions) to Professor Sarah Horowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow in Digital History Search Committee, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450. Washington and Lee and the Department of History are interested in candidates committed to high standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A job ad that might suit a digital classicist or archaeologist with good programming skills (Python, PHP, Java) looking to work part-time, perhaps while studying or freelancing, is being circulated by Dan Pett of the Portable Antiquities Scheme in the British Museum. It may be a sign of the tough climate that a limited contract like this is offered to someone with this kind of expertise and interests, but if it does suit the shape of your life at the moment, the PAS are a great team to work with!
The British Museum is currently recruiting for an ICT Officer in the Britain, Europe and Prehistory Department on a fixed term part-time basis working 3 days per week. The ICT Officer will provide assistance to the ICT Adviser for further development of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) website and database, with system maintenance and monitoring of data flow. You will ensure data standards are maintained, providing a secondary point of contact for technical enquiries from the general public and PAS staff. You will be fully trained to run the PAS database and will gain experience of managing the PAS ICT infrastructure.
Seems like two out of three jobs we see advertized in Digital Humanities these days are in Germany (even not counting the recent mass recruitment at Greg Crane’s new shop in Leipzig!), which is both great news for everyone in this field, and a little bit sobering for those us seeing many of our best students and colleagues heading off that way.
The latest announcement comes from Trier (via Laura Löser on the MARKUP list), of a one year DH postdoctoral position at the Kompetenzzentrum there. See http://kompetenzzentrum.uni-trier.de/files/6713/7596/2062/Ausschreibung_Postdoktorandenstipendium.pdf for the full details. Note the closing date is in about three weeks time.
A full-time, tenure-track, academic post (research and teaching) in the digital humanities has been advertised at KU Leuven. From the jobsite:
We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in one of the Arts Faculty’s fields of cultural scholarship (history, literature, fine arts, musicology, archaeology, area studies) or in Digital Humanities and whose research shows substantial expertise in the application of digital techniques.. The candidate is expected to further develop a prominent profile in the interdisciplinary field of Digital Humanities. The research focus must be methodological, with an emphasis on data-analysis and the visualisation of large corpora using qualitative methods and meaning investigation. The candidate actively keeps up with international developments in digital media and technologies. The candidate is required to apply for research funding in the area of Digital Humanities, notably but not exclusively in the Horizon 2020 framework, in cooperation with diverse research units in the Arts Faculty. The candidate is expected to publish in internationally recognised Digital Humanities journals as first author, and to contribute to mainstream journals in various Arts Faculty disciplines as co-author.
Full details and instructions for applying at: https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/52493650?lang=en
Posted for Michael Heinzelmann:
Professor of ArchaeoInformatics / Computational archaeology (W2)
The Institute of Archaeology of the University of Cologne invites applications for a Full Professorhip in ArchaeoInformatics / computational archaeology (pay grade W2). The starting date for this position is October 1st, 2014.
We seek a distinguished faculty member in the position of a full professor for ArchaeoInformatics / computational archaeology and as director of the Institute’s Digital Archaeology Laboratory. Candidate’s scientific focus is in one or more of the following fields: databases, geographic information systems, CAD-, 3D-Modelling. Relevant experience in usage and development of methods in information technology methods is preconditioned. The archaeological focus should be in Classical / Mediterranean archaeology. The successful candidate will have profound knowledge in research and teaching. Applicants should be internationally recognized for leadership and scholarship in their discipline.
Duties will be to head the Digital Archaeology Laboratory and to provide intellectual and administrative leadership for the Institute of Archaeology and its activities as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching in Classics. Cooperation with regional, national and international research facilities is mandatory.
The position is open to candidates with Ph.D and habilitation or equivalent achievement in Classical or Mediterranean archaeology.
The University of Cologne is an equal opportunities employer. Preference will be given to suitably qualified women or persons with disabilities, all other considerations being equal.
For further information please contact: Prof. Michael Heinzelmann (email: michael.heinzelmann(at)uni-koel.de).
Letter of application, CV, list of publications, list of given lectures and diplomas (please do not send any original documents) to be sent to
Den Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln,
Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln.
Closing date is June 30th, 2013.
Seen on the Antiquist list:
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 16:29:52 +0100
From: KC Kowal <kckowal@GOOGLEMAIL.COM>
Subject: Internship: Virtual Mappa Research Associate
A part-time, 12-month, paid internship opportunity is available at the British Library. It would be ideal for a graduate student interested equally in digital mapping technologies for humanities research and medieval cartography.
Funded by a Digital Humanities Implementation Grant, DM: From Annotation to Dissemination dm.drew.edu<https://gs10.globalsuccessor.com/britishlibrary/dm.drew.edu>, is an exciting new project combining medieval research with the latest digital tools. The British Library is a partner in this project and is pleased to be able to host a research intern at the London St Pancras site.
In liaison with the Virtual Mappa Project Team, the Research Associate will work within the Cartographic and Topographical Materials section towards development of content and tools. He/she will create metadata and annotations for map and textual content; assist in design of templates and schemas; generate linked data, and identify external web resources (e.g. other digital repositories, database resources, bibliographic items). Working closely with and under the guidance of the Project Team with testing of new functionality, he/she will contribute to producing the project’s public face – a website virtually collecting the core group of maps and displaying various layers of annotations by different users or groups of users.
To read the full job description and to apply please see https://gs10.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_britishlibrary01.asp?newms=sr Note that the closing date for this post is 16 June. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Kimberly C. Kowal
Lead Curator, Digital Mapping
The British Library
96 Euston Rd.
London NW1 2DB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7849
I picked up this announcement from the Perseus Digital Library
Possible Jobs in Digital Humanities at Leipzig
The Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities and Department of Computer Science at the University of Leipzig is looking for candidates for two possible collaborating research groups, one focused on reinventing scholarly communication for Greek and Latin, as a case study for historical languages in general, with the other helping the University Library develop methods to manage and visualize billion of words and associated annotations of many kinds. Details of the funding are being finalized but positions will ideally start in May 2013 and with an initial one year contract that could be extended to a second year that could include one semester residence at a US university. (more…)
Research Assistant position, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London
The Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London is looking for a highly motivated individual to work on The Art of Making in Antiquity project: www.artofmaking.ac.uk
This research-led project explores the tools, techniques and working practices of Roman stone carvers through a unique set of photographic images alongside new contextual information brought together into an innovative online collection employing cutting edge digital solutions including image annotation. This position is an excellent opportunity for a postgraduate student looking for experience to help them move to more advanced research in ancient visual culture and/or the application of the digital humanities to the classical world.
This is a 6-month position and the closing date for applications is the 1st January 2013.
More details about the position and details of how to apply can be found at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=12621
For an informal discussion of the post please contact Paul Vetch on 020 7848 1040, or via email at email@example.com
The Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London is advertising for a research developer to work on some of the active projects in the department.
The successful candidate for this position will have wide experience in modelling structured data and developing tools to search, query, retrieve and display them using relational databases, RDF, and related technologies; in designing, writing and modifying programs which facilitate content creation; and collaborating in the development of integrated interfaces for web publication.
Among other projects, the appointee is likely to contribute to the Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea.
Full job description and application information at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=12519
Forwarded for Casey Dué Hackney (full details at UH website):
Postdoctoral Fellow Application Information
The University of Houston invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities beginning January 16, 2013. The position is available for one year and renewable for a second year at the discretion of the University. We welcome candidates who hold (or will hold by January 2013) a Ph.D. in any humanities discipline, but particularly encourage applications from candidates with expertise and research in digital humanities and/or computational methods. Any applicant should have received his or her Ph.D. no earlier than 2010.
The postdoctoral fellow will be in residence at the main campus of the University of Houston. The fellow will spend 65 percent of the time coordinating the activities of the interdisciplinary Digital Humanities Initiative, including scheduling speakers, organizing and participating in mini-workshops and reading groups, developing grant applications and other funding sources with faculty and graduate students, and other appropriate tasks as assigned. There are no teaching duties but the fellow will help develop DH courses and training programs. For more information on the Digital Humanities Initiative, see http://www.uh.edu/class/digitalhumanities/. The fellow will report directly to the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The fellow may spend the other 35 percent of the time on the fellow’s own research.
Applicants should submit their applications electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be in a pdf file that includes a cover letter, a description of the applicant’s research program in digital humanities and/or computational methods (no more than 3 single-spaced pages), and a curriculum vitae. Additionally three letters of recommendation should be sent to the same e-mail address. The deadline is October 15, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Final candidates will be invited for interviews in person or via the Internet.
The Department of Digital Humanities (DDH) is an academic department in the School of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London. Formerly called the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, DDH is an international leader in the application of technology in the arts and humanities, and in the social sciences.
The primary objective of DDH is to study the possibilities of computing for arts and humanities scholarship and, in collaboration with local, national and international research partners across the disciplines, to design and build applications which implement these possibilities, in particular those which produce online research publications.
The department is looking for a number of skilled developers to join its Research and Development team. These posts all involve implementation and functional design work (in collaboration with other members of the R&D team and external partners) across two – three varied and challenging research projects.
(Note that DDH has several active classical projects, including The Art of Making in Antiquity, to which new appointees will probably contribute.)
Programmer/Analyst Position at the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae®
The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Project® (TLG®) at the University of California, Irvine is currently seeking a Programmer/Analyst III to join its team.
The TLG is Digital Library of Greek Literature containing one of the largest collections of electronic text in the world and covering almost all ancient Greek literary texts from Homer (8th c. B.C.) to the 16th c. A.D. As a member of the TLG team the successful applicant will provide support and development on a variety of applications used to search and retrieve the materials comprising the TLG digital library. He/she will assist in the administration of the TLG servers (Unix) and will be responsible for the development and maintenance of security protocols.
Desirable: Knowledge of Greek; experience using Apache Lucene and Solr.
Salary: Annual $59,676 – $81,162
For more details see http://www.tlg.uci.edu/news/
Programmer and Digital Humanist (full‐time)
Buddhist Manuscripts from Gandhāra
Unit: Faculty for Cultural Studies (Institute of Indology and Tibetology)
Start Date: 1 October 2012
Application Deadline: 31 August 2012
Salary: TV-L E 13 payscale (between 3,187 and 4,599 euros per month depending on experience)
Term of appointment: until 31 December 2015, with the possibility of renewal
Part‐time employment is possible in principle.
The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) is one of the most renowned and largest universities of Germany.
You will be responsible for the technical maintenance and development of the Dictionary of Gāndhārī database. (more…)
Particularly appropriate for a digital classicist or archaeologist with an interest in digital preservation and a high level of computer skills (from University of York jobs):
The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) has a vacancy for a Digital Archivist for a fixed term of two years, commencing immediately.
The post will involve accessioning, mounting, and indexing of data collections, validation of data and conversion into preferred formats; curation and migration of digital collections; design and development of user interfaces; and discussion and data audits with data depositors.
You should have a first degree or postgraduate qualification in archaeology and/or computer science, and you should possess an exceptionally high level of ICT skills.
The Alabama Digital Humanities Center at the University of Alabama (http://www.lib.ua.edu/digitalhumanities) is pleased to invite applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities. The fellowship offers the successful candidate a unique platform for professional advancement: financial and material support for independent research combined with the opportunity to play an instrumental role in nurturing the growing digital humanities community at the University of Alabama.
Saw this job listing publicised on Antiquist and Humanist and copying it here.
Research Associate at King’s College London, Centre for e-Research
The Centre for e-Research is seeking a Research Associate with strong technical and software development skills to work on e-research projects at the Centre. These projects may result in case studies, proofs of concept and pilots as well as in software for operational service, so the post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute both to the development of the digital and research infrastructure at King’s and its collaborators, and to more exploratory development of innovative ideas solutions using cutting edge approaches. The post-holder will be expected to publish the results of research undertaken in relevant journals. Some current and past projects may be found at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/cerch/projects/.
Approximately 75% of the post-holder’s work (on average over the 2 years of the appointment) will be dedicated to the SAWS (Sharing Ancient Wisdoms) project, an EU-funded international collaboration that is exploring ways of exploiting the digital environment for creating, publishing and interacting with selected digital collections of manuscripts and texts, specifically Greek and Arabic “wisdom literature”. These anthologies of wise or useful sayings were widely circulated throughout antiquity and the middle ages, and they raise particular challenges at a technical and information modelling level due to the complex network of interrelationships among them and among their component parts. The SAWS project requires an imaginative research associate capable of researching, devising and developing innovative methodologies and tools for creating these complex resources, for expressing relationships between them, and for publishing, visualising and exploring them. The remaining 25% will be spent on other projects at the Centre, depending on ongoing requirements and the interests of the appointee.
The candidate will preferably have an education in information science or computer science, or a humanities degree with a strong technical component. Due to the exploratory nature of the work, the role will require problem-solving ability and a high degree of initiative, as well as flexibility and a keenness to learn. Knowledge of Java, web development technologies (e.g. XML, Django, Ajax) and web service technologies is essential. Experience of linked data/semantic web technologies (e.g. RDF, OWL), and of other programming languages (e.g. Python, Ruby), would be an advantage.
This is a full-time position, initially for a period of 24 months. Salary for the position will be at an appropriate point of Grade 6, currently £33,193 to £39,185 per annum (inclusive of a £2,323 London allowance). Benefits include a contributory final salary pension scheme, subsidised gym membership and 27 days of annual leave, 4 college closure days, plus public holidays.
For more details and an application pack please see http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=10378. Alternatively, please email strand-recruitment[@]kcl.ac.uk. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number G6/QLJ/408/11-JT. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Mark Hedges on mark.hedges[@]kcl.ac.uk, or 020 7848 1970.
The closing date is: 12 July 2011
The Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London, is pleased to announce a PhD studentship in digital palaeography funded by a European Research Council project, Digital Resource of Palaeography. The studentship is to be held in the CCH as part of a PhD in Digital Humanities.
The aim of Digital Resource of Palaeography is to bringing the methods and resources of digital humanities to bear on palaeographical exploration, citation and teaching. It involves a web resource which will allow scholars to rapidly retrieve digital images, verbal descriptions, and detailed characterisations of the writing, as well as the text in which it is found and the content and structure of the manuscript or charter. It will incorporate different ways of searching, using images, maps, timelines and image-processing as well as conventional text-based browsing and searching. The palaeographical content will focus on a case-study of vernacular English script from the eleventh century, but the project will allow scholars to test and apply new general developments in palaeographical method which have been discussed in theory but which have hitherto proven difficult or impossible to implement in practice. Some further details of the project are available on the KCL news page s.