[Humanist] 23.399 jobs and a prize

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 399.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Ray Siemens" <siemens at uvic.ca>                           (46)
        Subject: Call for Nominations for the 2011 Antonio Zampolli Prize

  [2]   From:    "Toton, Sarah" <stoton at emory.edu>                         (25)
        Subject: Post Doc  Position at Emory University

  [3]   From:    Elli Mylonas <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>                     (40)
        Subject: position available in digital Sanskrit library project

        Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 09:54:01 -0700
        From: "Ray Siemens" <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Call for Nominations for the 2011 Antonio Zampolli Prize

Call for Nominations for the 2011 Antonio Zampolli Prize

The Antonio Zampolli Prize is an award of the Alliance of Digital Humanities
Organisations (ADHO).  Now in its inaugural year, the prize will be given
every three years to honour an outstanding scholarly achievement in
humanities computing. It is presented by the Alliance of Digital Humanities
Organizations (ADHO) on behalf of its constituent organizations: the
Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), the Association
for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and the Society for Digital
Humanities/Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs (SDH/SEMI).

The prize is named in honour of the late Professor Antonio Zampolli
(1937-2003), who was one of the founding members of the Association for
Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) in 1973, and ALLC President
1983-2003. He was a major figure in the development of literary and
linguistic computing from the 1960s, and an enthusiastic supporter of the
joint international conferences of ALLC and the Association for Computers
and the Humanities (ACH), which were initiated in 1989. He was also a prime
mover in the Text Encoding Initiative, both in the initial 11-year project,
and in the establishment of the TEI Consortium.

The Zampolli Prize is given to recognise a single outstanding output in the
digital humanities by any scholar or scholars at any stage in their career.
The output must involve the innovative use of information and communications
technologies and may take the form of published research and/or the
development of research-related tools or resources. The award will be made
on the basis of the output's importance as a contribution to the digital
humanities, taking into account the significance both of its use of
information and communication technologies and of its actual or potential
contribution to the advancement of humanities research.

The first Antonio Zampolli Prize will be given at the Digital Humanities
2011 conference, which will be held at Stanford University.

The Award Committee invites nominations for this award. Nominations may be
made by anyone with an interest in humanities computing and neither nominee
nor nominator need be a member of ACH, ALLC or SDH/SEMI.

Nominators should give an account of the nominee's work and the reasons it
is felt to be an outstanding contribution to the field. A list of
bibliographic references to the nominee's work is required.

Nominations should be sent no later than 15 February 2010, to the Chair of
the Antonio Zampolli Prize Committee:
    Ray Siemens, siemens at uvic.ca
    University of Victoria, PO Box 3070 STN CSC, 
    Victoria, BC, Canada. V8W 3W1.
    Email submissions are preferred.

Members of the 2011 Antonio Zampolli Prize Committee:
    Ray Siemens (Chair)
    Jean Anderson, Chuck Bush, Matt Jockers, Øyvind Eide
    Marilyn Deegan, Julia Flanders, Christian Vandendorpe
    John Nerbonne, Harold Short, John Walsh

        Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 15:40:10 -0400
        From: "Toton, Sarah" <stoton at emory.edu>
        Subject: Post Doc  Position at Emory University

Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Emory University Libraries

Emory University Libraries invites applications for a 12-month postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a digital scholarship planning grant funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This project will pursue the further development of Emory's Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) and explore the evolving structural role of research libraries in the digital scholarship domain. A new organizational model, as envisioned by Emory through DiSC, will address the four foci of digital scholarship: scholarly communications, research resources, pedagogy, and ethics. Emory and its team of advisors will assess the intellectual, organizational, operational, and financial implications of this new model of scholarly research and production. At the end of this planning grant, the Emory Libraries will propose new directions for research libraries in providing models for supporting, facilitating, and sustaining digital scholarship. At the end of the year, the Fellow will have gained sufficient experience and insight to guide the development of a new digital scholarship program at another institution.

Responsibilities: The Research Fellow will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) with outreach and collaboration with faculty, coordinating Advisory Group communication and participation, event planning, and organizing site visits to peer institutions.  The Fellow will support the PI in collecting and analyzing data and feedback on digital scholarship models and organizations and engage in documentation and reporting. The Fellow will actively engage in the process of course and curriculum development for the digital scholarship and media studies certificate program lead by the Emory University Libraries and the Graduate School's Institute for Liberal Arts. This position reports to the PI and the director of the DiSC, and works within the EUL Digital Systems Division.

Qualifications: Required: Experience with digital scholarship projects and initiatives, advanced humanities research experience, subject expertise, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Must have successfully defended the dissertation. Recommended: Experience with collaborative projects, experience with managing project timelines and budget.

Applications: Please send letter describing interest and background along with resume via e-mail to Kerri-Ann Ferguson at kfergu3 at emory.edu<mailto:kfergu3 at emory.edu> and addressed to: Dr. Joan Smith, Chief Technology Strategist, Emory University Libraries.

Completed applications are due by November 20, 2009.

Further information about the fellowship is available on the EUL website at
http://web.library.emory.edu/services/hr/PostDocResearchFellow1.html<http://www.americanantiquarian.org/post-diss.htm>. Any questions about the fellowship may be directed to Sarah Toton, Digital Scholarship Strategist, at stoton at emory.edu<mailto:stoton at emory.edu>.

        Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 21:21:44 -0400
        From: Elli Mylonas <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>
        Subject: position available in digital Sanskrit library project

Dear Colleagues,

Please bring the following to the attention of qualified applicants:

Brown University seeks a post-doctoral research associate or doctoral  
research assistant to to work in a digital Sanskrit library project.   
The position requires advanced training in Sanskrit, academic research  
skills, and competence in working with XML and TeX.

The Sanskrit Library is a collaborative project to make the heritage  
texts of India accessible on the web.  The project is building a  
digital Sanskrit library by integrating texts, linguistic software,  
and digital Sanskrit lexical sources.  This year the project is making  
digital images of manuscripts of the Mahabharata and Bhagavatapurana  
housed at Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania and  
linking them with the corresponding machine-readable texts.  Extending  
the  scope of linguistic software to these digital images serves as a  
pilot project to demonstrate the feasibility of doing so with  
manuscript images generally.

One qualification that will be of particular value is a high degree of  
competence in working with TeX and the ability to set up a environment  
to reproduce the print-ready copy of a nearly completed book typeset  
with TeX on a different machine.  This will involve locating and  
collecting scattered packages used in order to produce the print-ready  
copy properly from the existing TeX file.  The existing version of the  
book was produced using the virtual terminal command-line TeX command  
and ran TeX (Version 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.6)) under the Unix operating  
system on a Mac G4.

Brown University is an equal-opportunity employer.  Women and  
minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please let me know of your interest by sending a resumé to me at the  
address below, preferably by email.

Peter Scharf

Peter M. Scharf                           (401) 863-2720 office
Department of Classics             (401) 863-2123 dept.
Brown University
PO Box 1856                               (401) 863-7484 fax
Providence, RI 02912                Scharf at brown.edu

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