[Humanist] 23.584 Irish postdocs

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Wed Jan 20 07:17:06 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 584.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 10:51:03 +0000
        From: "John G. Keating" <John.Keating at nuim.ie>
        Subject: IRCHSS Fellowships


I would like to draw your attention to The Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) 2010-2011 Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships and the European Commission co-funded Government of Ireland CARA Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowships. There are three types of fellowship available, including a CARA mobility fellowship which involves spending a two-year research period in an non-Irish HEI and the third year in an Irish HEI. To be eligible to apply to the scheme, applicants must have been awarded their doctoral degree within the five-year period before 31 January 2010 (viva date not graduation date, exceptions include verified maternity or illness leave). The closing date is 19th February 2010. Full details are available here:


Fellowships must be held at a recognised higher education institution in the Republic of Ireland. An Foras Feasa (at National University of Ireland Maynooth)would be pleased to host and mentor successful Postdoctoral Fellows availing of  these schemes. Furthermore, we would be pleased to assist prospective applicants with application preparation. AFF develops theoretical and practical components necessary for successful digital library and digital archival projects.  Projects typically aim to create preservation-quality Digital Humanities objects to support further Humanities research and can include manuscript studies, high-resolution and hyperspectral scanning, data modeling, XML encoding, repository building, software engineering and development, RDMS, and theoretical contextualisation.

AFF's Digital Imaging Laboratory is central to its activities in preservation, conservation and digitisation of historical documents and material culture objects. We have secured advanced imaging equipment which is housed in a purpose-built imaging laboratory.  In 2010 the laboratory will relocate to a high-specification climate controlled facility (27.62 sq metres) in a new Humanities and Social Science building (to be completed in mid-2010).  Currently the laboratory contains the following imaging equipment and accompanying computing facilities: Digital Imaging Equipment, Large Object High Resolution Imaging Unit (32 Megapixel), Macrophotography High Resolution Imaging, Hyperspectral Scanner (Reflectance), Hyperspectral Scanner (Florescence), Portable High Resolution Imaging Unit (32 Megapixel), Rexan III Portable 3D Scanner, Geomagic Software Suite (complete).

The institute is particularly interested in supporting postdoctoral studies in the following areas, and has the experience, infrastructural and intellectual capabilities to contribute to collaborative projects: (i) Fedora Commons, DSpace and DuraSpace, Repository design, construction and management; (ii) Digital Object and associated Metadata design, generation and management; (iii) Preservation Quality Image acquisition, including Hyperspectral imaging; (iv) Design and development of novel chaos-based Digital Watermarking of image and audiovisual material; (v) XML Mark-up of digital objects for inclusion in digital libraries, for example, historical texts, audiovisual material; (vi) Software development, Software Engineering for Humanities and Digital Libraries; (vii) Data modeling for Humanities and Digital Libraries research and development; (vii) Virtual Learning and Collaborative Writing Environments leveraging digital objects.

Please email me (john.keating at nuim.ie) if you are interested in applying for an IRCHSS fellowship to be hosted at An Foras Feasa.

Best wishes, John.

Best wishes, John.

Dr. John G. Keating
Associate Director
An Foras Feasa: The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare, IRELAND

Email:	john.keating at nuim.ie
Tel: 		+353 1 708 3854
FAX:	+353 1 708 4797

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