[Humanist] 24.763 early-career fellowship in DH (urgent) & tech position in London

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun Mar 6 08:49:05 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 763.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (30)
        Subject: Newton International Fellowship

  [2]   From:    "Hedges, Mark" <mark.hedges at kcl.ac.uk>                    (49)
        Subject: Vacancy at Ligatus, University of the Arts, London

        Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2011 07:35:48 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Newton International Fellowship

The following concerns a highly competitive, prestigious fellowship 
scheme for early-career postdoctoral researchers. The scheme requires a 
U.K. institutional sponsor and involves a joint application. If you are 
such a person who would like to do research at the Department of Digital 
Humanities (formerly Centre for Computing in the Humanities), King's 
College London, please get in touch with us by e-mail at CCH at KCL.AC.UK 
(subject: "Newton International Fellowship"). Send a statement of intent 
by 15 March, and by 22 March a covering letter, a 1-2 page description 
of the research you wish to do and a curriculum vitae. The closing date 
for joint applications is 4th April 2011.

We apologise for the last-minute announcement, but we were alerted to 
the Fellowship ourselves only late last week.



The Newton International Fellowship scheme selects the very best early 
stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, offering 
support for two years at UK research institutions. The long-term aim of 
the scheme is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage 
long-term international collaboration with the UK.

The Newton International Fellowships scheme is run by The British 
Academy and the Royal Society.

The Fellowships cover the broad range of physical, natural and social 
sciences and the humanities.

They provide grants of £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and up to 
£8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation 
allowance of up to £2,000. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible 
for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years 
following the completion of the Fellowship.

For more detailed information on the Newton International Fellowships 
please see www.newtonfellowships.org/.

        Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 04:41:37 +0000
        From: "Hedges, Mark" <mark.hedges at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Vacancy at Ligatus, University of the Arts, London

Apologies for cross-posting

Vacancy at Ligatus, University of the Arts, London

Title: Research Technician, part time - Ligatus
Reference: 300081
Occupation: Technical
College: University of the Arts London
Position Type: Temporary - Part time
Sector: Ligatus Research Unit
Salary: £26,017 pro rata
Closing Date: 11/03/2011
Job Overview

one year fixed term contract, 20 hours per week

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation,
drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art,
design, fashion, communication and performing arts and a long
involvement in the book arts and book conservation.

Ligatus is one of the University's research centres that could transform
the role of object documentation in digital humanities. It is set to
combine traditional bookbinding and archiving knowledge with the latest
web technologies in a whole new way, making this role unique in its field.

At the moment, there is no system in place to manage the considerable
volume of data Ligatus is accumulating. As part of the team, you will
help to design a new system to organise, publish and optimise Ligatus
digital collections. You will then manage and maintain the system,
administering the digitised data.

Highly IT literate, you can use XML technologies and administer XML
data, XML native databases, relational databases and simple type data.
You can also deal with image quality issues and design, code, test and
correct batch data processing scripts and macro-commands for both text
and images.

Articulate, organised and team-focused, you have worked on digital
humanities projects before and handled text encoding. Perhaps most
importantly, you have an interest in the history of material culture,
plus the ideas and enthusiasm needed to get a new research centre off
the ground.

This is one of the two positions currently offered by Ligatus, with the
second one being a part time Research Assistant.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, a final
salary pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development
and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity
and diversity.

Please download an application pack and then upload your completed
application form by clicking on apply below. If you have any queries
about this role that are not covered in the documentation available
below please contact Ewelina Warner, Ligatus Administrator. Telephone:
020 7514 6432. Email: e.warner at camberwell.arts.ac.uk

University of the Arts London aims to be an equal opportunities employer
embracing diversity in all areas of activity.


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