[Humanist] 31.776 call for researchers; PhD studentships (Goettingen)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 776.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Martin Düring <m.duering at posteo.de>                      (41)
        Subject: Call for Associated Researchers to work on 19th – 21st
                century European historical newspapers as part of an
                interdisciplinary research project (limited funding

  [2]   From:    Katy Barrett <kle.barrett at GMAIL.COM>                      (42)
        Subject: Seven Fully Funded Four Year PhD Studentships: University of

        Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:30:27 +0200
        From: Martin Düring <m.duering at posteo.de>
        Subject: Call for Associated Researchers to work on 19th – 21st century European historical newspapers as part of an interdisciplinary research project (limited funding available)

Call for Associated Researchers to work on 19th-21st century European 
historical newspapers as part of an interdisciplinary research project 
(limited funding available)

The impressoproject is looking for associated researchers working in 
History, Digital Humanities, Media studies and related fields to work 
with us on the development of novel tools for the study of historical 
newspapers. We invite you to bring your field expertise in historical 
research methodologies. Impresso.Media Monitoring of the Past consists 
of a vibrant, interdisciplinary team of historians, computational 
linguists, engineers and designers based in Luxembourg and Switzerland.

The project is currently building up a corpus of Swiss, German, 
Luxembourgish, French and Belgian newspapers starting from the 
mid-19thcentury. At this stage, the corpus includes Neue Zürcher 
Zeitung, Le Temps, the collections of the Swiss National Library, the 
Luxembourgish National Library as well as collections from a number of 
other providers of European newspapers. The inclusion of French and 
German titles is planned. This corpus will be available for associated 
researchers until the end of the project in 2020.

In addition, associated researchers will have the opportunity to work 
together closely with our team of computational linguists based at the 
University of Zürich's Institute for Computational Linguistics 
 http://www.cl.uzh.ch/de.html and theDHLAB at the École polytechnique 
fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)  http://dhlab.epfl.ch/ as well as a team of 
designers and developers based at theLuxembourg Centre for Contemporary 
and Digital history (C2DH)  http://c2dh.uni.lu/ .

Associated researchers are invited to submit a short description of 
concrete ideas and research questions which can be addressed with the 
help of historical newspapers within the impressocorpus. These projects 
can also complement ongoing research or take the form of graduate 
theses. An interest in (Swiss) economic history, gender, and media 
historyas well as quantitative methodswill be considered as an advantage 
but is not required.

Limited funding is available for the participation in user workshops; 
salary costs can however not be covered.

More information about the impresso project is available 

If you are interested, please send a short abstract with your ideas 
together with a short bio to info at impresso-project.ch.

We very much look forward to discussing your ideas with you,

The impressoteam

        Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:44:22 +0100
        From: Katy Barrett <kle.barrett at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Seven Fully Funded Four Year PhD Studentships: University of Göttingen

Position: Seven Fully Funded Four Year PhD Studentships
Organisation: University of Göttingen / Seven European Museums

Location: Göttingen and Collaborating Institutions

Closing Date: 30/04/2018

Job Type: A

Salary: Tuition Fees, Maintenance, Research Expenses for Four Years




Seven Volkswagon Stiftung Funded Doctoral Studentships

University of Göttingen:

Department of Art History with Professor of the Materiality of Knowledge, Dr Margarete Vöhringer
Senior research professors working in a range of disciplines and departments
Zentrale Kustodie / University Museums 
Collaborating Museums:

National Museum of World Cultures, Netherlands
Historisches Museum, Frankfurt
Museum of the Second World War, Gdansk
Haus der Europäischen Geschichte, Brussels
Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
Gustavianum, Uppsala Universitetsmuseum
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe
Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum, Ingolstadt
"Exhibiting Knowledge / Knowledge in Exhibitions. An Epistemic History of Exhibitions in the Second Half of the 20th Century"

These studentships are open to applications from international students regardless of nationality.  They are advertised in English and German and these are the languages of the research colloquium. 

The stipendiary support payment over the four year period of the studentship will be pro-rate at 65% of the German TV-L E13 position salary. 

Exhibitions are spaces where society absorbs, negotiates, changes, and mediates current and past knowledge. They are interpretative institutions creating meaningful reference points. They serve to affirm cultural and social categorises and how societies perceive themselves. Thus, they play a decisive role in the process of generating and negotiating knowledge in knowledge-based societies.

The planned Research Training Group will examine the interdependent field on which knowledge and exhibitions met in the second half of the 20th century. It will use seven case studies to analyse this relationship based on history of knowledge approaches. What kinds of knowledge, already circulating in academic and social discourses, found its way into an exhibition? Who are the people possessing and mediating knowledge? How do exhibitions explain and interpret this knowledge? How do they translate knowledge into spatial object arrangements? What are the selection processes and how is knowledge changed in these processes?

We assume that exhibitions are the results of multi-layered negotiation processes visible for a short period of time. This involves a wide range of visible and invisible actors and is characterised by a multitude of explicit and implicit contexts. Hence, in addition to the common study of written and pictorial sources that originated from the conception, implementation and reception of exhibitions, a comprehensive analysis of the interdependencies between knowledge and exhibitions needs to focus also on implicit and tacit knowledge, which is generally not recorded in writing. Consequently, the seven doctoral students will spend a year of their total four-year funding phase at a cooperating museum in order to understand the complexities at work in preparing exhibitions and also the effects of the exhibitions’ impact. During this hands-on phase they cooperate in preparation of an exhibition and by doing so gain another perspective on the historical material they work with.

The combination of theory and practice in the curriculum safeguards that the seven doctoral students pursue an extended research approach. At the same time, the practical year enables them to gather skills and experiences during their qualification phase and to establish networks important for their future academic careers, but in particular their careers outside of universities.

The program will also further develop and expand the networks of non-university institutions of knowledge transfer and structured doctoral education by sustaining the contacts of doctoral students established within the framework of the Research Training Group.

The subjects of the seven collaborative doctoral projects are:

Exhibiting colonial knowledge: Museums of European colonial powers since the 1960s.
Exhibiting migration? A history of knowledge of a thematic constriction.
War – Remembering, Experiencing, Weeping: About knowledge production in WW2 exhibitions at the crime scenes.
Researching and exhibiting Ethnology.
The Viking – A myth:  Design and backlash on museum communication.
Knowledge of pictures: Visual argumentation in exhibitions.
The 'show value‘ of human remains: Exhibitions as actors in the medical-ethical discourse. 
Further details at:  https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/exhibiting+knowledge+/+knowledge+in+exhibitions.+an+epistemic+history+of+exhibitions+in+the+second+half+of+the+20th+century+%E2%80%93+summary/581589.html



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