[Humanist] 26.712 PhD studentship at Queen's Belfast

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 712.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:51:29 +0000
        From: Cahal McLaughlin <c.mclaughlin at qub.ac.uk>
        Subject: PhD Scholarship Interactive Documentary
        In-Reply-To: <20130124090031.B21CA2CA7 at digitalhumanities.org>

Apologies if cross posting.

PhD Scholarship (DEL Strategic Award)
Interactive Documentary
School of Creative Arts
Queen’s University Belfast

An investigation into, and the design of, interactive software appropriate for use in the Prisons Memory Archive, which is a collection of filmed interviews inside Northern Irish prisons (www.prisonsmemoryarchive.com<http://www.prisonsmemoryarchive.com>).

The PhD student will address the methodological challenge of designing the most appropriate interactive software so that users will become co-creators of narratives and meanings, rather than simply be exposed to a linear documentary. By involving users as editors and by offering pathways that integrate varied and contrasting memories, the software encourages a witnessing of the ‘other’ experiences, which is crucial in addressing the legacy of a conflicted past and will be of use in other post conflict societies.

The applicant should have previous knowledge of software design and experience working with the moving image.

Application online at https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/user/u_login.php

Deadline: February 21st 2013

For further information, please contact:
Professor Cahal McLaughlin c.mclaughlin at qub.ac.uk<mailto:c.mclaughlin at qub.ac.uk>
028 90973634
Dr Paul Ell, paul.ell at qub.ac.uk<mailto:p.ell at qub.ac.uk>
028 90973408

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