Archive for May, 2015

Linked Data for the Humanities Workshop in Oxford

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Via Terhi Nurmikko:

Linked Data for the Humanities Workshop: A semantic web of scholarly data
Part of the Digital Humanities Oxford Summer School, held 20th – 24th July 2015.
Book your place via http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/linkeddata.html

Come and learn from experts and engage with participants from around the world, from every field and career stage. Develop your knowledge and acquire new skills to support your interest in Linked Data for the Humanities. Immerse yourself in this specialist topic for a week, and widen your horizons through the keynote and additional sessions.

The Linked Data in the Humanities workshop introduces the concepts and technologies behind Linked Data and the Semantic Web and teaches attendees how they can publish their research so that it is available in these forms for reuse by other humanities scholars, and how to access and manipulate Linked Data resources provided by others. The Semantic Web tools and methods described over the week use distinct but interwoven models to represent services, data collections, workflows, and the domain of an application. Topics covered will include: the RDF format; modelling your data and publishing to the web; Linked Data; querying RDF data using SPARQL; and choosing and designing vocabularies and ontologies.

The workshop comprises a series of lectures and hands-on tutorials. Lectures introduce theoretical concepts in the context of Semantic Web systems deployed in and around the humanities, many of which are introduced by their creators. Each lecture is paired with a practical session in which attendees are guided through their own exploration of the topics covered.

Book your place via http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/linkeddata.html

For more information about the Digital Humanities Oxford Summmer School, see http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/ .

Summer School on 3D Data in Anthropology and Archaeology at Bologna

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Noted on the web page of the Department of Cultural Heritage at the University of Bologna: a summer short-course entitled “Acquiring and post-processing 3D data in Anthropology and Archaeology”. To be taught in English, the course is advertised run 1-10 July 2015 in Bologna. Registration and a deposit on the course fee must be made prior to 31 May; full payment of 2.100 € (lectures, network access, course materials, coffee, and lunches inclusive) is due by June 20th.

Further information is available via the Department’s online announcement.

Post-doctoral Research Position in Interactive Text Visualization

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Via Sam Huskey on the Digital Classicist List:

The Digital Latin Library (DLL) project at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in interactive text visualization.

The DLL project is led by Drs. Sam Huskey (Classics), June Abbas (Library & Information Science), and Chris Weaver (Computer Science). Dr. Weaver will serve as primary mentor.

We seek a post-doctoral researcher with a background in information visualization, visual analytics, and/or human computer interaction. The ideal candidate will have a PhD and an excellent research track record in a relevant field such as computer science, data science, information science, or digital humanities. Substantial experience with user-centered design and rigorous evaluation of interactive visualization tools is essential. Experience with implementation of interactive visualization tools is also highly desired.

Duties and responsibilities will include planning and execution of funded research projects, supervision of graduate and undergraduate research assistants, writing and presentation of research results in academic journals and at scientific conferences, and active participation in a large, collaborative research project. Teaching opportunities may be available if desired.

This is a full time, non-tenure position, with renewal dependent upon performance and availability of funds. Availability of funds is anticipated through June 2017. The earliest and preferred start date is May 16, 2015.

To apply, send your application, including CV and references, to weaver@cs.ou.edu. Please include a one-page statement of your research motivation and interests. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.