[Humanist] 26.23 job at Cambridge; dissertation prize

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Tue May 15 21:32:19 CEST 2012

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 23.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "A. Herzig" <esslli2012 at gmail.com>                        (77)
        Subject: E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: 2012 new call for nominations

  [2]   From:    "S.J. Schaffer" <sjs16 at CAM.AC.UK>                         (22)
        Subject: Board of Longitude project: digital resources engagement

        Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 09:03:00 +0100
        From: "A. Herzig" <esslli2012 at gmail.com>
        Subject: E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: 2012 new call for nominations

E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: 2012 new call for nominations

Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and
Information, http://www.folli.org) awards the E.W. Beth Dissertation
Prize to outstanding dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language,
and Information. We invite submissions for the best dissertation which
resulted in a Ph.D. degree in the year 2011. The dissertations will be
judged on technical depth and strength, originality, and impact made
in at least two of three fields of Logic, Language, and Computation.
Interdisciplinarity is an important feature of the theses competing
for the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize.

Who qualifies.

Nominations of candidates are admitted who were awarded a Ph.D. degree
in the areas of Logic, Language, or Information between January 1st,
2011 and December 31st, 2011. There is no restriction on the
nationality of the candidate or the university where the Ph.D. was
granted. After a careful consideration, FoLLI has decided to accept
only dissertations written in English. Dissertations produced in 2011
but not written in English or not translated will be allowed for
submission, after translation, also with the call next year (for
dissertations defended in 2012). The present call for nominations for
the E.W. Beth Disertation Award 2012 will also accept nominations of
full English translations of theses originally written in another
language than English and defended in 2010 or 2011.


The prize consists of:

-a certificate

-a donation of 2500 euros provided by the E.W. Beth Foundation

-an invitation to submit the thesis (or a revised version of it) to
the FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information (Springer).
For further information on this series see the FoLLI site.

How to submit.

Only electronic submissions are accepted. The following documents are required:

1. The thesis in pdf or ps format (doc/rtf not accepted);

2. A ten page abstract of the dissertation in ascii or pdf format;

3. A letter of nomination from the thesis supervisor. Self-nominations
are not admitted: each nomination must be sponsored by the thesis
supervisor. The letter of nomination should concisely describe the
scope and significance of the dissertation and state when the degree
was officially awarded;

4. Two additional letters of support, including at least one letter
from a referee not affiliated with the academic institution that
awarded the Ph.D. degree.

All documents must be submitted electronically to buszko at amu.edu.pl.
Hard copy submissions are not admitted. In case of any problems with
the email submission or a lack of notification within three working
days, nominators should write to buszko at amu.edu.pl.

Important dates:

Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2012. Extended: June 30, 2012.
Notification of Decision: July 31, 2012.


Due to some technical obstacles, the first call for nominations was
announced on the site of FoLLI in the beginning of March 2012 but not
widely distributed through mailing lists. Therefore we essentially
prolong the deadline now. We ask all potential nominators to inform
the chair earlier by a mail to buszko at amu.edu.pl, even before having
completed the required documents.

Committee :

Chris Barker (New York)
Wojciech Buszkowski (chair) (Poznan)
Dale Miller (Palaiseau)
Larry Moss (Bloomington)
Ian Pratt-Hartmann (Manchester)
Ruy de Queiroz (Recife)
Giovanni Sambin (Padua)
Rob van der Sandt (Nijmegen)
Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)
Heinrich Wansing (Bochum)

        Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 16:25:23 +0100
        From: "S.J. Schaffer" <sjs16 at CAM.AC.UK>
        Subject: Board of Longitude project: digital resources engagement officer

Royal Museums Greenwich in partnership with Cambridge University is 
developing a JISC-funded project, 'Navigating 18th-Century Science and 
Technology: The Board of Longitude', which will create an online resource 
based on the extraordinary archives of the British Board of Longitude 
(1714-1828). The proposed resource will draw on and make links between 
important collections held at Cambridge University Library (CUL) and Royal 
Museum's Greenwich (RMG).

A key role in the development and delivery of the project will be the 
one-year, full-time position of Digital Resources Engagement Officer, who 
will forge the links between the partner collections and create engaging 
digital learning resources for a broad audience base.

Job description

The post-holder will develop project-linked digital content and programmes 
for learning across all audiences, widening access to and participation in 
the partners' collections. They will work closely with colleagues in the 
Curatorial, Learning and Interpretation and Digital Media departments of 
the RMG, and liaise with CUL and the Department of History and Philosophy 
of Science, Cambridge.

for details and application forms go to


Salary:  £20,250 - £28,250

Closing date for applications: 27 May 2012

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