[Humanist] 25.361 job at Maynooth

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Tue Oct 11 08:09:55 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 361.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 17:36:05 +0100
        From: Aja Teehan <Aja.Teehan at nuim.ie>
        Subject: Research Associate (DH, Software Engineer) in An Foras Feasa, One Year Full Time Contract Post, NUI Maynooth

Dear List,

Please disseminate the following research assistant position 
advertisement at will.  

An Foras Feasa: the Institute for Research in Irish Historical and 
Cultural Traditions is the humanities research institute at NUI Maynooth 
and a research consortium of four partner institutions: NUI Maynooth, St 
Patrick's College Drumcondra, Dundalk Institute of Technology and Dublin 
City University.  We are currently recruiting for a Research Associate 
with software engineering expertise to work on a Digital Humanities 
project on a one year, full-time contract.  A broad outline follows and 
a full-description of the role can be accessed here: 

An Foras Feasa (AFF) supports individual and collaborative research 
projects in the areas of Humanities and Technology, and represents a 
unique contribution of traditional knowledge and dynamic innovation. 
Since its foundation in 2007, An Foras Feasa has secured over 8 million 
euro in research funding from competitive research programmes including 
the Programmes for Research in Third-Level Institutions, Cycles 4 and 5, 
and the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences 
Research Development Initiative. 

This post has arisen in consequence of an IRCHSS Senior Research 
Fellowship Project Award to Professor Margaret Kelleher, Director, An 
Foras Feasa, for a one-year project entitled A Study of the Circulation 
of Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Irish Fiction from 
1650 to the Present: An Electronic Edition of the Loebers92 Guide to 
Irish Fiction.
This project will provide, firstly, an electronic, searchable version of 
the Guide to Irish Fiction, 1650 -1900, produced in print form by Rolf 
and Magda Loeber (Four Courts, 2006), to include links to known 
electronic editions, and recent republished printed editions, of the 
listed texts. Secondly, the electronic Guide will provide the basis for 
a new analysis of patterns of publication, distribution and circulation 
of lesser-known seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth-century Irish 
fiction, to include an analysis of current patterns of distribution and 
access resulting from the contemporary digitisation of early Irish 

Duties will include; Implementation of data-model and controlling schema 
within an XML, document-oriented design (in collaboration with AFF's 
Technology Officer); Ingestion of data from the MS Word format into XML 
database using automated parsing techniques; Generation of reports on 
software engineering documentation, amongst other duties. 

Please follow the link for full details of the application process.

Kind Regards,

Aja Teehan

Technology Officer
An Foras Feasa
The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions
National University of Ireland Maynooth

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