[Humanist] 23.779 job at ESF; dissertation prize; student bursaries for DH2010

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 779.
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[1]   From:    Humanities <humanities at esf.org>                           (11)
Subject: Job announcement

[2]   From:    Harold Short <haroldshort at mac.com>                        (41)
Subject: DH2010 conference: Student Assistant bursaries

[3]   From:    Richard Moot <Richard.Moot at labri.fr>                      (97)
Subject: E.W. Beth Dissertation Award 2010 - deadline extended

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:48:46 +0200
From: Humanities <humanities at esf.org>
Subject: Job announcement

European Science Foundation - Humanities Unit

[Details of] a job announcement for a Junior Science Officer position at the European Science Foundation - Humanities Unit [are to be found at] http://www.esf.org/.

Please send your application (cover letter + CV) by 3 May 2010 to jobs at esf.org<mailto:jobs at esf.org> quoting the following reference JSO - HUM.

Interviews will be held in Strasbourg on 7 May 2010.


European Science Foundation (ESF)
1, quai Lezay-Marnésia - BP 90015
67080 Strasbourg cedex - France
Tel +33 (0)3 88 76 21 60
Fax +33 (0)3 88 36 69 87
Web site: http://www.esf.org http://www.esf.org/

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:04:00 +0100
From: Harold Short <haroldshort at mac.com>
Subject: DH2010 conference: Student Assistant bursaries

DH2010 Conference : Student Assistant Bursaries

This scheme is designed to attract and enable up to 20 students to participate in the DH2010 conference.  Successful applicants will be required to support the running of the conference for four hours each day.

1. Eligibility

Applications will be welcomed from registered PhD or MA students at higher education institutions, with no restriction on country.

2. Bursary provisions

The bursaries are designed to benefit the award winners in a number of ways:
* Free conference registration
* Free attendance at the Conference Dinner on Sat 10 July
* Subsistence and incidental expenses allowance of 20 GBP per day for each of the five days Tue 6 - Sat 10 July
* In off-duty time, Student Assistants will be free to attend any conference sessions and evening receptions
* Applicants not resident in Greater London may apply for free accommodation in the Great Dover Street apartments for up to 7 nights, from Mon 5 - Sun 11 July 2010.
* Student Assistants will receive two free conference t-shirts.

3. Requirements

In return, the award winners are required to assist in the running of the conference as follows:
* To carry out tasks as directed by the conference administrators, with a period of 4 'on-duty' hours assigned on each of the 4 days of the conference, Wed 7 - Sat 11 July. (An indication of the range of duties to be assigned is given below.)
* To report for training at the conference venue on Tue 6 July at a time to be advised.  For successful applicants not resident in London, this is likely to mean arrival in London on Mon 5 July.

4. Tasks

The following list is not comprehensive, but gives an indication of the kinds of tasks the Student Assistants will be asked to carry out:
* Assist in the conference registration/reception area, providing information to delegates, answering questions, directing delegates to conference venues, etc
* Be in attendance and take responsibility for a room in which a conference session is taking place, e.g. prior to the session ensuring the session chair is present and s/he has been in contact with the speakers, assisting speakers with setting up their equipment, and summoning technical help as may be needed
* Assist with social events, e.g. directing conference delegates to the venues for the evening receptions
* Record brief on-the-spot interviews with conference presenters and delegates, using recorders provided by the conference.  (The recordings will be used in the 'virtual conference' broadcasts.)
* More generally, to carry out such tasks as the conference administrators request

Successful applicants will be required to attend training sessions on Tue 6 July at which the range of tasks will be explained in greater detail.

5. Application procedure:
* Applicants are required to complete a simple application form on the conference website
* Applicants will be required to provide proof of their student status (full-time or part-time registration at a recognised institution of higher education)
* Applicants will be asked to provide a brief statement (no more than 500 words) describing their interest in attending the conference and stating why they wish to be a Student Assistant

The closing date for applications is Fri 14 May 2010.  Applicants will be notified of the success or failure of their application no later than Wed 19 May.

Harold Short, April 2010

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 13:07:19 +0100
From: Richard Moot <Richard.Moot at labri.fr>
Subject: E.W. Beth Dissertation Award 2010 - deadline extended

E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: 2010 call for nominations

Deadline extended: May 16, 2010 !!!

Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information,
http://www.folli.org) awards the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding
dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information. We invite
submissions for the best dissertation which resulted in a Ph.D. degree in
the year 2009. The dissertations will be judged on technical depth and
strength, originality, and impact made in at least two of three fields of
Logic, Language, and Computation. Interdisciplinarity is an important
feature of the theses competing for the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize.

Who qualifies.

Nominations of candidates are admitted who were awarded a Ph.D. degree in
the areas  of Logic, Language, or Information between January 1st, 2009 and
December 31st, 2009. There is no restriction on the nationality of the
candidate or the university where the Ph.D. was granted. After a careful
consideration, FoLLI has decided to accept only dissertations written in
English. Dissertations produced in 2009 but not written in English or not
translated will be allowed for submission, after translation, also with the
call next year (for 2010). The present call for nominations for the E.W.
Beth Dissertation Award 2010 will also accept nominations of full English
translations of theses originally written in another language than English
and defended in 2008 or 2009.


The prize consists of:

-a certificate

-a donation of 2500 euros provided by the E.W. Beth Foundation

-an invitation to submit the thesis (or a revised version of it) to the
FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information (Springer). For
further information on this series see the FoLLI site.

How to submit.

Only electronic submissions are accepted. The following documents are

1. The thesis in pdf or ps format (doc/rtf not accepted);

2. A ten page abstract of the dissertation in ascii or pdf format;

3. A letter of nomination from the thesis supervisor. Self-nominations are
not admitted: each nomination must be sponsored by the thesis supervisor.
The letter of nomination should concisely describe the scope and
significance of the dissertation and state when the degree was officially

4. Two additional letters of support, including at least one letter from a
referee not affiliated with the academic institution that awarded the Ph.D.

All documents must be submitted electronically to buszko at amu.edu.pl. Hard
copy submissions are not admitted. In case of any problems with the email
submission or a lack of notification within three working days, nominators
should write to buszko at amu.edu.pl.

Important dates:

Deadline for Submissions: April 30, 2010 (extended: May 16, 2010)Notification of Decision: July 20, 2010.

Committee :

Natasha Alechina (Nottingham)
Lev Beklemishev (Moscow)
Wojciech Buszkowski (chair) (Poznan)
Didier Caucal (IGM-CNRS)
Nissim Francez (Haifa)
Alexander Koller (Saarbruecken)
Alberto Policriti (Udine)
Ian Pratt-Hartmann (Manchester)
Rob van der Sandt (Nijmegen)
Colin Stirling (Edinburgh)
Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)
Heinrich Wansing (Dresden)

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