[Humanist] 28.937 jobs: editor at the Folger; postdoc at Amsterdam

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 937.
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  [1]   From:    "Bod, Rens" <L.W.M.Bod at uva.nl>                             (6)
        Subject: Job vacancy in digital humanities at U. of Amsterdam

  [2]   From:    Sarah Wells <spw4s at virginia.edu>                          (10)
        Subject: Folger seeks Digital Managing Editor

        Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 09:50:49 +0000
        From: "Bod, Rens" <L.W.M.Bod at uva.nl>
        Subject: Job vacancy in digital humanities at U. of Amsterdam (postdoc)

Postdoctoral position in Digital Humanities at University of Amsterdam: Deep patterns in longue durée history

The Faculties of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam and of VU University Amsterdam offer a postdoc position on a Digital Humanities project that will involve close collaboration between the two universities and between the humanities and computer science. The postdoc will collaborate in the new Digital Humanities research group 'QuPiD2: Quality and Perspectives in Deep Data', a project that is part of the Amsterdam Academic Alliance Data Science Program. The Digital Humanities postdoc will be connected to the Network Institute at VU University and with the Center  for Digital Humanities at UvA. 

Project description
80% of digital data is in unstructured textual form. Textual data is rich and complex. Not only does it contain massive amounts of statements but, more importantly, it also reflects our perspective on these statements: our emotions, opinions, the interpersonal, as well as the current social debate. Textual data is therefore not only big but it is also deep, adding a multitude of complexity. This Digital Humanities project will model quality and perspectives in deep data. Together with a group of researchers (1 postdoc, 2 PhD’s) and a committed group of advisers from various disciplines, the postdoc of this project will help to deliver a framework for deep data representation that makes data provenance, quality and perspective explicit in the way such data is described and consumed. 
In this project, the postdoc will investigate long-term changes of perspectives and perception in cultural texts (fiction, biographies, pedagogical texts, journals, newspapers and encyclopedias), through emotion analysis, topic modeling, and genre analysis. By elaborating on data sets and NLP techniques that have recently been developed in other projects, the postdoc will cluster, classify and interpret different perspectives on topics that feature in currently available machine-readable Dutch texts from 1600-2000.

For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/15-116.html?page=2&pageSize=20

        Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 13:37:21 +0000
        From: Sarah Wells <spw4s at virginia.edu>
        Subject: Folger seeks Digital Managing Editor

Digital Managing Editor
The Folger Shakespeare Library, located in Washington, D.C., is seeking an experienced Digital Managing Editor to join our growing Digital Media and Publications team. Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art, the Folger serves a wide audience of scholars, visitors, teachers, students, and families as they explore the world of Shakespeare in our theatre, concerts, lectures, exhibitions, library, and online resources.
The Digital Managing Editor (DME), a new position, will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Folger’s online presence. The DME will work closely with content owners and contributors to develop deep, evergreen content; supervise enhancements to the visual presentation, architecture, and user experience of Folger-owned online properties; and work with our digital team to assess and recommend new technologies. The DME will also oversee and become the resident expert on the Folger’s implementation of the Drupal content management system. 
This position requires a BA in a relevant field and at least 3 years of experience in a similar position, preferably in higher education or a cultural organization. Applicants must have experience with at least one web content management system (Drupal preferred), and possess an understanding of online editorial workflows. They should be familiar with SEO strategy and tactics, as well as have a working knowledge of AP or Chicago style manuals.  Also required is experience with managing multiple initiatives and competing deadlines, as well as the ability to mentor and collaborate with content owners. This is a two-year position starting in July 2015. 35 hour week with excellent benefits.
To learn more about the Folger, please visit us at http://www.folger.edu/about. To apply, please email cover letter and resume jobs at folger.edu or mail to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: HR/DME, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. No phone calls, please. EOE.

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