[Humanist] 28.13 studentships at Galway; postdoc at Birkbeck

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Fri May 9 22:51:46 CEST 2014


                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 13.
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  [1]   From:    "Tonra, Justin" <justin.tonra at nuigalway.ie>               (14)
        Subject: Scholarships in Digital Arts & Humanities at NUI Galway

  [2]   From:    Jon Agar <jonagar2000 at HOTMAIL.COM>                        (29)
        Subject: Job: Birkbeck post-doc.  'Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing,
                Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold War Human Sciences
                c. 1950-1990'.


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        Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 11:06:15 +0000
        From: "Tonra, Justin" <justin.tonra at nuigalway.ie>
        Subject: Scholarships in Digital Arts & Humanities at NUI Galway


NUI Galway invites applications for four-year scholarships in the Digital Arts & Humanities structured PhD programme, to commence in September 2014. The scholarships are offered as follows:

(i)                  individual application to the DAH programme,
(ii)                application to the ERC-funded project, RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women's Writing, 1550-1700,
(iii)               application to carry out research on the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive.

The closing date for applications to (i) and (ii) is 5pm on Friday 30 May 2014. The closing date for applications to (iii) is 5pm on Friday 16 May 2014.
Full particulars of these scholarships and details of the application process are available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/mooreinstitute/site/view/1757/.

(i)                 Digital Arts & Humanities (DAH) is a full-time four-year interdisciplinary structured PhD programme funded by the Higher Education Authority under its Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, Cycle 5. The PhD programme is co-ordinated with an all-Irish university consortium between NUI Galway; Trinity College Dublin; University College Cork; and NUI Maynooth, and includes additional teaching contributions by Queen's University Belfast; University of Ulster; the Royal Irish Academy; and by our industrial partners, Google, IBM, and Intel. http://dahphd.ie/.

(ii)               RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women's Writing, 1550-1700 is an ERC-funded project led by Dr Marie-Louise Coolahan. It will produce a large-scale, quantitative analysis of the reception and circulation of women's writing from 1550 to 1700. Two scholarships are affiliated with this project: one in Natural Language Processing for Reception Research, the other on any of the project's areas of enquiry. The successful PhD scholarship applicants will join a research team that includes five postdoctoral researchers. For further information, see http://www.nuigalway.ie/english/recirc_phd_scholarship.html

(iii)             The Abbey Theatre Digital Archive is the world's biggest theatre-related digital archive, running to over one million items. It features annotated scripts, promptbooks, video recordings of productions, costume and set designs, photographs, administrative records, minute books, correspondence and a variety of other related theatrical material. It features material relating to countless major Irish writers, including W.B. Yeats, J.M. Synge, Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Marina Carr, and others - and also includes material about major actors, directors, designers, and so on. The PhD Scholars will be supervised by staff in Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway. See www.nuigalway.ie/drama/ http://www.nuigalway.ie/drama/  for more details.

--
Dr Justin Tonra,
University Fellow in English,
School of Humanities,
National University of Ireland, Galway.



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        Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 12:35:18 +0000
        From: Jon Agar <jonagar2000 at HOTMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Job: Birkbeck post-doc.  'Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing, Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold War Human Sciences c. 1950-1990'.


Birkbeck University of London Post Doctoral Research Assistant, three year 
 contract, starting 1 October 2014 Birkbeck University of London, Department 
 of History, Classics and Archaeology

 We are seeking to appoint a Post Doctoral Research Assistant to work on a 
 Wellcome-funded project, entitled 'Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing, 
 Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold War Human Sciences c. 1950-1990'.

 This project asks why 'brainwashing' erupted into public consciousness in 
 the postwar period and investigates where such practices, and cultural 
 fears led. Visions of unconscious suggestibility are older, but 
 'brainwashing' debates, after 1950, profoundly affected the way we 
 understand the psychic lives of individuals and 'mass psychology', and the 
 role of states, and commerce.

 The successful candidate will assume responsibility for a designated 
 research area (and publication) within the broad framework described above, 
 and will be encouraged to produce academic publications of their own based 
 on their work on the project.

 Applications are especially welcomed from academics with prior knowledge of 
 the history of psychoanalysis, psychiatry and/or psychology. Some previous 
 familiarity with post-war political and/or cultural history would also be 
 an asset. A working knowledge of one or more languages other than English; 
 e.g. Russian, German or French would be useful, as would facility in one or 
 more Asian languages (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Khmer or Malay).

  
 Starting Salary: £34,650 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

 The closing date for completed applications is 9 June 2014.

 Informal enquiries can be made to: Professor Daniel Pick, Department of 
 History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, 
 d.pick at bbk.ac.uk

 Job Reference Number     11255 		 	   		  




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