Archive for August, 2012

Job: Programmer/Analyst, TLG (Irvine, CA)

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

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.

Requirements: Working experience in designing and developing programs in high-level languages, especially Java (Javascript, Perl); proven ability to design, write, test and debug computer applications, command language scripts, and application control files; experience in relational databases and web- development tools, preferably in a Unix environment; experience or at least conceptual knowledge of text encoding methods and standards (particularly XML and Unicode); good understanding of electronic information publishing concepts and search engines; proven ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff both verbally and in writing; ability to work independently, keeping track of continuing problems and requests.

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/

Job: Programmer and Digital Humanist: Buddhist Manuscripts (Munich)

Monday, August 20th, 2012

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.

Job Description

You will be responsible for the technical maintenance and development of the Dictionary of Gāndhārī database. (more…)

CfP: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2012/2013

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

(German version below)

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the newly established Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin, which will run for the first time in the Winter Term 2012. This initiative, inspired by and connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar, is organised in association with the German Archaeological Institute and the Excellence Cluster TOPOI.

We invite submissions on research which employ digital methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to enable increased understanding of the ancient world at large. Abstracts, either in English or in German, of 300-500 words max. (bibliographic references excluded) should be uploaded by midnight MET on September 14, 2012 using the special submission form.

Themes may include digital text, linguistics technology, image processing and visualisation, linked data and semantic web, open access, spatial and network analysis, serious gaming and any other digital or quantitative methods. We welcome seminar proposals addressing the application of these methods to individual projects, and particularly contributions which show how the digital component can lead to crossing disciplinary boundaries and answer new research questions. Seminar content should be of interest both to classicists, ancient historians or archaeologists, as well as information scientists and digital humanists, with an academic research agenda relevant to at least one of these fields.

Seminars will run fortnightly on Tuesday evenings (17:00-18:30) starting in October 2012 in the TOPOI Building Dahlem, hosted by the Excellence Cluster TOPOI. The full programme will be finalised and announced in late September. It is planned to grant an allowance to speakers for travelling and accommodation costs. Further details will be available once the program is finalised. (more…)