[Humanist] 23.754 postgrad internship

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 754.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 13:04:29 +0100
        From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Postgraduate_Internshiprtext_Stack

Postgraduate Internship (12 Week Fixed-Term Contract)

St. Patrick’s Confessio Hypertext Stack Activity

The St Patrick’s Confessio Hypertext Stack Activity (www.dho.ie/confessio http://www.dho.ie/confessio ) is one of two “Academy Digital Resources” projects which are funded under Cycle Four of the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI-4);  they operate in collaboration with the Digital Humanities Observatory (further information on which may be found at www.dho.ie http://www.dho.ie/ ).  The Stack is based on digitally captured scholarly material and is being built up into a virtual research environment so as to present, on the web, key stages in the text-history of St Patrick’s iconic Latin Confessio.   Facsimiles of the manuscript witnesses are being supplemented by several layers of significant contextual material, including the corresponding passages as they appear in diplomatic transcription, in critical editions, and in translation.

The RIA now invites applications for the following fixed-term contract position with the Hypertext Stack, to begin in June 2010 (dates are to some degree flexible):

Postgraduate Internship – (Fixed-Term Contract – 12 Weeks)

1. The Task: Reporting to the Postdoctoral Researcher, Franz Fischer, the Postgraduate Intern will help with some of the Stack's fundamental editorial work, involving detailed proof-reading of digital renderings of texts that relate to the Confessio, together with some basic encoding thereof.  The Postgraduate Intern will also be involved in assisting with the dissemination of information on the project and its promotion, and may be required to participate in some related workshops.

2. Qualifications and Experience: A basic understanding, and preferably some experience, of digital text encoding will be required. Also indispensable will be general editorial skills, an understanding of Latin, and an ability at least to read the Greek alphabet. The successful candidate will have a meticulous eye for detail, and a willingness to communicate the project in seminar or similar settings. Postgraduate Interns must be registered at a PRTLI-eligible third-level institution at the time of taking up the internship.

3. Salary: A salary of €21,864 per annum will be offered on a pro rata basis.  PRSI is payable at the A1 rate.

Further information and details of the application process are available on www.ria.ie http://www.ria.ie/  and www.hea.ie http://www.hea.ie/ .  The closing date for applications is Friday, 30th April 2010. Applicants will be short listed on the basis of the information provided in their application. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in advance of interviews, which will be held, by arrangement, during May.

The Royal Irish Academy is an equal opportunities employer

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