[Humanist] 31.762 PhD studentships (Western Sydney; Galway)

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Wed Apr 11 09:52:52 CEST 2018

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 762.
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  [1]   From:    "Tonra, Justin" <justin.tonra at nuigalway.ie>                (8)
        Subject: PhD Scholarship in Digital Arts & Humanities at NUI Galway

  [2]   From:    Rachel Hendery <hendery at gmail.com>                        (61)
        Subject: Applications invited for PhD scholarship on Digital
                Humanities project

        Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:49:18 +0000
        From: "Tonra, Justin" <justin.tonra at nuigalway.ie>
        Subject: PhD Scholarship in Digital Arts & Humanities at NUI Galway

National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) invites applications for a four-year structured PhD scholarship in Digital Arts & Humanities to commence in September 2018. For full details of the scholarship and the application process, see http://bit.ly/dah-scholarship-2018

The Structured PhD in Digital Arts & Humanities at NUI Galway is a full-time four-year doctoral programme from which ten students have graduated since its inception in 2011. Our ambition is for students to contribute to the developing digital arts and humanities community world-wide. The programme provides fourth-level researchers with the platform, structures, partnerships, and innovation models to engage and collaborate with a wide range of academics and practitioners. We welcome proposals on the use of digital tools and methodologies in the scholarly analysis of cultural texts and phenomena, and on practice-based research in digital art and media. Students will gain exposure to transferable skills in digital content creation and analysis that are academically and professionally beneficial.

Scholarships are valued at €16,000 plus fees per annum. Entrants should possess a first-class or upper second-class honours primary degree within a relevant discipline and (preferably) a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 18 May 2018.

Dr Justin Tonra
Lecturer in English, School of Humanities
National University of Ireland Galway

        Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:17:34 +0000
        From: Rachel Hendery <hendery at gmail.com>
        Subject: Applications invited for PhD scholarship on Digital Humanities project

Dear all,

Please circulate the announcement below to your networks, in particular any
potential students who may be interested.


Rachel Hendery.

Fully funded PhD position in Digital Humanities in Australia (with focus
on the pre-history of Oceania). Fee waiver and scholarship included.

Application deadline May 11 2018

The Digital Humanities Research Group at Western Sydney University,
Australia, has recently received a national research grant (ARC Discovery):
‘Waves of Words: Mapping and Modelling Australia’s Pacific Past’
(DP180100893). The primary aim of this project is to understand Australia’s
prehistory as a networked agent in a complex web of Asia-Pacific
interaction. In order to achieve this, we aim to determine the extent and
nature of early relationships between first peoples of Australia and the
rest of Oceania by bringing together, comparing, and modelling the
linguistic, anthropological and archaeological evidence.

As a result of this research we also aim to:

   - discover what kinds of social configurations underlie different
   linguistic outcomes in language contact situations; and
   - improve our understanding of the relationship between language change
   and socio-cultural change and feed this back into improvements to
   linguistic and anthropological theory.
   - develop a toolkit of methods and software for integrating linguistic,
   anthropological and archaeological data that can be used in other regions
   as well.

The PhD position is intended to take on a self-contained subproject within
this larger scope, with some flexibility for the student’s own research
interests. Examples of possible subprojects include (but are not limited
to) the following:

   - Semantic maps for Wanderwörter in Oceania
   - Agent-based modelling of population interactions in the early Pacific
   (or pre-colonial Australia)
   - Development of an interdisciplinary data-visualisation platform for
   linguistics, anthropology and archaeology
   - Integration of time-based data visualisation into geographical
   - 3D/Virtual Reality humanities data visualisation
   - Text mining and automatic extraction of structured data from
   humanities publications

If a technical topic such as one of the above is chosen, the PhD project
may include data from the broad area of interest to the ARC project
(Oceania). Alternatively, a student with a stronger background in
linguistics, anthropology or archaeology may wish to focus on a particular
region that is of interest for the relationship between Australia and the
Pacific (the Torres Islands, the relationship between Vanuatu and
Australia, between PNG and Australia, or between parts of Indonesia and
Australia (e.g. Sulawesi and/or Maluku) for example), or on a subset of the
thematic domains that are of interest, e.g. plants and animals, material
culture (e.g. canoes, fish hooks, and other tools), social structures
(chieftainship, kinship, religion).

The student will be supervised by Associate Professor Rachel Hendery
(Digital Humanities Research Group) and Professor Simeon Simoff (School of
Computing, Engineering and Mathematics).

For further context, please see the full project description linked here:
To apply, please send a CV, together with a short proposal for your project
(1-2 pages) by May 4, 2018. We will then invite shortlisted candidates to
submit a more detailed proposal and attend an interview (which may be via

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