Archive for November, 2012

Digital Humanities developer post at KCL

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

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.

Experience in creating and manipulating structured data with a range of RDB-related and web-delivery standards and technologies (SQL, SPARQL, Django/ Python, Javascript/ JQuery) is essential. Familiarity with ontologies, text processing techniques and standards-compliant XHTML and CSS is highly desirable, as is experience in the modelling of humanities data, especially that relating to manuscripts and documents.

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

Pipiatio Classica, November 15

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Posted on behalf of José M. Ciordia (http://blog.pompilos.org):

On Thursday [November] 15 will take place a Pipiatio Classica: teachers and students of Classical Languages in Spain will write in Latin and Ancient Greek in their accounts of Twitter, in order to express their opposition to the Law Wert (an educational law detrimental to our studies) as you can read at http://www.chironweb.org/en/pipiatio-classica-2/

Everybody from anywhere is welcome to this initiative.