[Humanist] 23.461 jobs: Sanskrit DL at Brown; digital humanities at UCL

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Nov 26 07:55:16 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 461.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Claire Warwick <c.warwick at ucl.ac.uk>                      (15)
        Subject: jobs at UCL

  [2]   From:    Elli Mylonas <Elli_Mylonas at brown.edu>                     (38)
        Subject: Position: Sanskrit DL assistant (repost)

        Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:23:00 +0000
        From: Claire Warwick <c.warwick at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: jobs at UCL

Dear Humanists,

We are pleased to announce vacancies for a number of posts at UCL. These 
are all part time but we are happy to consider applications to combine 
two of them into one full time post. Please see 
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/kerstin-michaels/vacancies/ for details.

Please note that ideally we would like people to start in January, but 
are wiling to be flexible for the right candidate/s if necessary. If 
you'd like any more information about any of these, please do contact 
myself or Melissa.

Best wishes,

Claire Warwick MA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab)
Reader in Digital Humanities
Director UCL Centre for Digital Humanities

        Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 10:54:20 -0500
        From: Elli Mylonas <Elli_Mylonas at brown.edu>
        Subject: Position: Sanskrit DL assistant (repost)

The digital Sanskrit library in the Department of Classics at Brown  
University seeks a post-doctoral research associate for one year to  
assist in an NEH-funded project entitled, "Enhancing Access to Primary  
Cultural Heritage Materials of India."  The position carries a stipend  
of $25,000 for one year.

The Sanskrit Library is a collaborative project to make the heritage  
texts of India accessible on the web.  The project is building a  
digital Sanskrit library by integrating texts, linguistic software,  
and digital Sanskrit lexical sources.  This year the project is making  
digital images of manuscripts of the Mahābhārata and  
Bhāgavatapurāṇa housed at Brown University and the University of  
Pennsylvania, cataloguing them, and linking them with the  
corresponding machine-readable texts.  Extending the scope of  
linguistic software to these digital images serves as a pilot project  
to demonstrate the feasibility of doing so with manuscript images  

The research associate will work with the project director, software  
engineer, and student assistants on the following tasks:

--to mark manuscript page boundaries in machine-readable texts
--to develop word-spotting and automated text-image alignment techniques
--to develop conduits for simultaneous print, PDF, and html  
publication of the catalogue and other documents.

The position requires advanced training in Sanskrit, academic research  
skills, and expertise in XML.  Desirable additionally are some or all  
of the following: competence in the text-encoding initiative (TEI)  
standards, XSLT, HTML, CSS, TeX, Java, user-interface design, Perl,  
PhP, and server administration.  The applicant is expected to be  
creative and to able to work individually as well as to collaborate  
with technical personnel.

Brown University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity  
employer.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.   
Apply by sending a resumé, a description of your relevant experience  
with links to products produced, a clear indication of your role and  
responsibility in their production (whether you are exclusively  
responsible or the manner and extent of your responsibility), and the  
names and contact information of three references to the project  
director (Peter Scharf) via email (scharf at brown.edu) with the subject  
heading, "Sanskrit Library Assistant," by 1 December 2009.

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