[Humanist] 30.187 postdoc in history (Toronto)

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Jul 19 07:24:56 CEST 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 187.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:58:09 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: postdoc, history, Toronto

Faculty of Arts and Science University of Toronto

Area of Research: DECIMA Project [Digitally Encoded Census Information 
and Mapping Archive]

Description of duties: This post-doctoral fellowship will allow the 
successful candidate to experiment with ways of expanding the collection 
and presentation of data within a digital mapping project focused on 
sixteenth century Florence.

The DECIMA project emerged as an international collaborative effort 
based at the University of Toronto, and dedicated to developing a 
sensory map of the Renaissance city. We began by geo-referencing the 
data from a 1561 tax census to a 1584 aerial view of Florence, and are 
currently adding data from other tax censuses. Our next challenge lies 
in experimenting with how to integrate sense experience (hearing, touch) 
into the map, and to augment the mapping experience with sensory 
analysis. We aim with this both to expand the current map of Florence 
while also developing templates for the sensory mapping of early modern 
cities generally. For more information about the DECIMA project, please 
visit: decima.chass.utoronto.ca

The candidate will work closely with members of the DECIMA team and 
participate in workshops, working groups, and periodic pedagogical 
activities. The candidate will be experimenting directly with the DECIMA 
map, and will also have the opportunity to pursue individual research 
projects; there is no formal teaching as such associated with the 
position. The candidate will also consult with other important and 
related scholarly and computational resources at UofT. The Fellow will 
have the opportunity to present her/his work in panels and workshops to 
show how digital humanities techniques have shaped their research, 
writing, and presentation of evidence.

[For more information see the attached.]

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney

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