[Humanist] 26.600 job at UCL

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Tue Dec 18 07:50:32 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 600.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:00:55 +0000
        From: Melissa Terras <melissaterras at gmail.com>
        Subject: Job at UCL - new project at Transcribe Bentham

Hi folks,

Please circulate to anyone you think is interested,


> The Bentham Project, in association with UCL's Centre for Digital Humanities, is advertising for a postdoctoral Research Associate position, starting 1 February 2013. This post is to work on an exciting European Commission-funded project, led by the University of Valencia, entitled tranScriptorium. The project intends to develop innovative, efficient, and cost-effective solutions for the indexing, search and full transcription of digital images of manuscripts, using modern, holistic Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) software.
> Complementing the ongoing success of the double-award winning crowdsourced transcription initiative, Transcribe Bentham, the postholder will work with tranScriptorium partners (especially colleagues at the University of London Computer Centre) to design and develop an HTR crowdsourcing platform. The postholder will co-ordinate beta testing of the platform to ensure full functionality, recruit volunteers to correct HTR transcripts of manuscript material, analyse the needs of participants and site visitors, and be responsible for the running of the crowdsourcing platform on a day-to-day basis.
> The position is on a 0.6FTE basis, and is available for 21 months in the first instance. The closing date for applications is Friday 4 January 2013, with interviews taking place on Friday 25 January.
> Please consult the job advert via UCL's online application portal at: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTMwMDMxMCZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjUmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQmcmVxc2lnPTEzNTU3Mzg4MzQtMzkzNDc2OWNkNmVhMzE0OTdmOWU2ZWZjMjUxMzJlYWY1NDllZmQwNw== 
> For any further queries, or more information, please contact Laura Allum (l.allum at ucl.ac.uk).
Melissa M. Terras MA MSc DPhil CLTHE CITP FHEA
Co-Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
Reader in Electronic Communication
Department of Information Studies
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University College London
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Tel: 020-7679-7206 (direct), 020-7679-7204 (dept), 020-7383-0557 (fax)
Email: m.terras at ucl.ac.uk
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General Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/

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