[Humanist] 26.164 sign of the times & realisations in Lausanne

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Mon Jul 16 22:35:42 CEST 2012


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 164.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (18)
        Subject: a sign of the times

  [2]   From:    Claire Clivaz <claire.clivaz at unil.ch>                     (19)
        Subject: Digital Humanities started in Switzerland


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        Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 06:10:27 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: a sign of the times

Whoever may be at the top of the list or struggling for first place in 
the contest for the honour of being known as the Evil Empire, it's 
notable that "Digital Humanities" appeared about 2 hours ago as 
one of six "Faculty Summit Breakout Sessions" at the Microsoft Faculty 
Summit 2012 in Seattle (research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/fs2012/). 
Whether this in itself is a cause for celebration or lament I leave for 
others to decide. But it is a sign of the times and of opportunities 
with which to run. Evidence of some running follows.

Imagine!

My thanks to Professor Simeon Simoff (School of Computing,
Engineering and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney) 
for the intelligence, direct from Richmond, Washington.

Yours,
WM
-- 
Willard McCarty, FRAI / Professor of Humanities Computing & Director of
the Doctoral Programme, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Professor, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics,
University of Western Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.isr-journal.org); Editor, Humanist
(www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/); www.mccarty.org.uk/



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        Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:20:59 +0200
        From: Claire Clivaz <claire.clivaz at unil.ch>
        Subject: Digital Humanities started in Switzerland


Dear list,

Digital Humanities are now officially present in Switzerland.

The first Swiss DH chair has been open in Lausanne by the EPFL (Swiss 
Polytechnical school), within a DH laboratory under the direction of the 
prof. Frederic Kaplan 
(http://www.rts.ch/info/sciences-tech/4139907-frederic-kaplan-a-la-tete-de
s-humanites-digitales-de-l-epfl.html).

The University of Lausanne has open a PhD student position in DH for 5 
years since August 2012, in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 
(supervisor: prof. Dominique Vinck).

The University of Bern offers a 4 years job of assistant professor in DH 
since February 2013 (Faculty of Arts and Humanities: 
http://www.jobs.unibe.ch/detail.asp?ID3D5255&KatID3D11; the 
application is open until the 1st September 2012).

Last but not least, the Swiss team is looking forward to welcome the DH 
2014 in Lausanne, according the recent decision of the ADHO steering 
committee.

For the Swiss team:

Claire Clivaz




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