[Humanist] 26.430 programmes: MA at Alberta; funded PhD at Illinois
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 430.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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 From: Scott Smallwood <scott.smallwood at ualberta.ca> (24)
Subject: MA in Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta
 From: "J. Stephen Downie" <jdownie at illinois.edu> (62)
Subject: Funded PhD Opportunities with the HathiTrust Research Center
at the University of Illinois
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:31:49 -0600
From: Scott Smallwood <scott.smallwood at ualberta.ca>
Subject: MA in Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta
Dear Colleagues, Please forward this to any interested parties, and apologies in advance of cross-posting:
MA in Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta
In today's knowledge economy, people who can combine technological know-how with critical thinking and communication skills are vital to any organization's success. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and project-oriented coursework, the University of Alberta offers an MA degree in Humanities Computing, with the possibility of specializing in a variety of specific disciplines in the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences. We encourage students to explore creative and unique research projects within the context of sophisticated uses of technology, utilizing new computing paradigms for analysis and compilation of research data, while questioning basic tenants of traditional modes of research through technological inquiry and culture.
The faculty in Humanities Computing come from diverse backgrounds and maintain teaching and research profiles in a variety of areas, including gaming, digital mapping, digital text analysis and visualization, human-computer interfacing, sound installation, and interactive media. Course offerings in recent years have included project management, database and xml programming, multimedia, digital mapping, and microprocessor programming. All students, regardless of background, receive experiences using databases and high-level programming environments, as well as working collaboratively in teams on real-world projects.
Located in the vibrant city of Edmonton, Alberta, the Humanities Computing program has built strong connections with the local community through projects such as the Intensity Challenge, a week-long intensive in which students work in teams to take a project from an idea to a completed project, often for local clients. Other community-oriented projects include the Edmonton chapter of Dorkbot, a community-based forum for presenting interactive art projects to the public, and a recent digital mapping project with the Edmonton Public Library.
For more information about our program, please visit our website at
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S c o t t S m a l l w o o d
composer, sound artist
faculty of arts, u of alberta
scott.smallwood at ualberta.ca
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:21:44 -0500
From: "J. Stephen Downie" <jdownie at illinois.edu>
Subject: Funded PhD Opportunities with the HathiTrust Research Center at the University of Illinois
Funded PhD Opportunities with the HathiTrust Research Center at the
University of Illinois
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) and the
Illinois Informatics Institute (I3) at the University of Illinois are
actively recruiting outstanding doctoral candidates interested in
research assistantships with the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) to
develop the HTRC infrastructure, create mechanisms for outreach and
engagement with scholarly communities, and cross-pollinate ideas among
HTRC stakeholders .
The HTRC is the research arm of the HathiTrust
(http://www.hathitrust.org). The HTRC represents a unique collaboration
between the University of Illinois and Indiana University. The center
conducts research addressing the technical challenges associated with
the analysis of massive amounts of digitized text. HTRC faculty and
students develop cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to
enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of
The Office of the Provost of the University of Illinois has generously
provided support for two doctoral students with up to 4 years of
funding, including tuition waivers, stipends, and benefits. Successful
candidates will work closely with leading faculty in a cooperative and
highly interdisciplinary environment. We are particularly interested in
students with research interests in: information organization and
access, cultural informatics, digital humanities, data curation, data
modeling, metadata, machine learning, data mining, and socio-technical
The Graduate School of Library and information Science supports a broad
range of interdisciplinary research in areas such as youth services,
user services and outreach, information history and policy, social and
community informatics, and information organization. For more
information about the GSLIS PhD program, please visit:
http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/programs/phd or contact program
staff directly at <LISapply at illinois.edu>.
Research and education in the Informatics PhD program has a strong
interdisciplinary flavor involving experts in information and
computation foundations together with experts in a wide range of
application areas. It supports interdisciplinary research and promotes
the creation of new fields of research enabled by the development and
application of new technologies. For more information about the
Illinois Informatics PhD program, please visit:
https://rhino.ncsa.illinois.edu/display/infophd/Home or contact program
staff directly at <info-phd at illinois.edu>.
For more information about the HathiTrust Research Center, please visit:
http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc or contact J.Stephen Downie, Co-Director
of HTRC, at <jdownie at illinois.edu>.
The application process is competitive. Research assistantships will be
assigned to the most qualified applicants only after admission to the
PhD program. Students from historically and statistically
underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for PhD applications to both programs is December 15, 2012 for
Fall 2013 enrollment.
"Research funding makes the world a better place"
J. Stephen Downie, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
[Vox/Voicemail] (217) 649-3839
NEMA Project Home: http://nema.lis.uiuc.edu
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