[Humanist] 26.856 studentships and postdocs

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 856.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Susan Brown <sibrown at ualberta.ca>                        (114)
        Subject: Postdocs in audio archives in Canada

  [2]   From:    Christa Williford <CWilliford at clir.org>                   (10)
        Subject: CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for
                Medieval Studies

  [3]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (45)
        Subject: Funded PhD studentship

        Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 10:35:01 -0500
        From: Susan Brown <sibrown at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: Postdocs in audio archives in Canada


(1) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Oral History and Digital Technology Centre
for Oral History and Digital Storytelling

The Canada Research Chair in Oral History announces a one-year opportunity
to work as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Concordia University’s Centre for
Oral History and Digital Storytelling during 2013-14.  This opportunity is
aimed at researchers who have experience with software programming and
digital applications.  The successful applicant will work on the continued
development of the Stories Matter database tool, and is expected to publish
on the work undertaken. The researcher is expected to be in residence.
Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada (by application

The Project

Stories Matter is open-source database software developed by the Centre for
Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University.  The software
facilitates the archiving of digital audio and video materials, enabling
historians to annotate, analyze and evaluate materials in their collections.
The online capability of Stories Matter
(http://storytelling.concordia.ca/storiesmatter/ ) also facilitates
collaboration and sharing of these materials. In this current phase of
development, the aims of the project are to improve this software by
eliminating any remaining bugs, enhance the software by improving the
existing search tools, and develop a new geo-locating plugin that will allow
users to embed geo-locating metadata into the database, and export
geo-locating information in formats that will complimentary to the
development of mobile applications and GIS.

Job Description

As well as conducting their own research, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will be
expected to be the primary programmer of the Stories Matter software and be
responsible for coordinating its further development. It will be a 50/50
arrangement. The Fellow will develop programming related to the software
including training workshops, and undertake scholarly presentations and
publications related to this work. 

The appointment will be made for one year and is non-renewable. The stipend
provided is $38, 000, the same rate as SSHRC.

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2013Period of residence: One year.
Stipend: $38, 000
Must have submitted their PhD dissertation by the time of application.

Application Instructions:

1. CV including cover letter.
2. A writing Sample.
3. A one page detailed description of your proposed research, discussing subject, scope, methodology, and the contribution that this work will make to the field of Oral History and Digital Technologies.
4. Letters of recommendation from three references. These should be addressed to Steven High, Canada Research Chair in Oral History. The letters may be sent as scans attached to e-mails or mailed in paper form in envelopes sealed by the writer. All letters will be confidential. In order to be considered, this letter must be received by March 15, 2013.
Electronic Submissions are preferred: steven.high at concordia.ca
When submitting electronic files, please name them according to the following format:
[your surname] Fellowship Application
[your surname] Fellowship Proposal
[your surname] Recommendation letter [surname of reference]
Paper applications can be mailed to:
Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
c/o Steven High.
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Montreal, QC, Canada
 H3G 1M8

(2) Postdoctoral Fellowship: Discovery and Metadata for Digital Audio
Archives Postdoctoral Fellowship in Discovery and Metadata for Digital Audio
Archives Department of English, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

The Department of English at Concordia University is accepting applications
for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Discovery and Metadata for Digital Audio
Archives to begin August 2013 for the 2013-2014 academic year. The
successful applicant would work closely with the multidisciplinary SpokenWeb
research team to develop a web-based archive for poetry recordings.

The postdoctoral fellowship is intended for recent PhDs in Library and/or
Information Studies who are interested in the development of web-based
scholarly resources, in particular digital sound archives on the Web.
Specifically, we seek an individual with expertise in the creation or
management of web-based digital collections and archives, and who has
demonstrated experience or expertise in metadata creation and the
development of controlled vocabularies or thesauri for non-textual
resources. The fellow will explore the advantages and challenges associated
with the creation of a specific controlled vocabulary or thesaurus for
documentary audio poetry recordings.

Along with continuing their own research agenda, the postdoctoral fellow
will develop a plan to optimize discovery of audio recordings through
browsing and searching of our audio corpus, with a view to creating a
vocabulary that is flexible enough to be usefully deployed for other
literary sound recording archives. In the process of developing such a plan,
the fellow will be encouraged to explore the advantages and challenges
associated with the creation of a specific controlled vocabulary or
thesaurus for documentary audio poetry recordings and to explore and suggest
alternative or experimental knowledge organization systems or methods of
information retrieval which might be applicable to this project. The fellow
will ideally have an academic background in English, Canadian or American
literature and/or have some exposure to 20th century North American poetry
and conventions for describing literary content. Familiarity with issues
surrounding digital delivery of archival materials is necessary. Familiarity
with audio recordings or audio formats is desirable. The postdoctoral fellow
with work with a team of scholars from the disciplines of English, Library,
Archival and Information Studies, Computer Science, Design and Computation
Arts and Oral History. The stipend for the fellowship will be $35,000.00
(plus benefits) for a 12 month appointment. More information on the Spoken
Web project is available at  http://spokenweb.concordia.ca/ .

Application packages are to be sent electronically and should include

• A cover letter explaining research agenda and interests• A one-page statement situating individual and ongoing research in relation to the position's proposed research agenda re discovery and metadata for digital audio archives
• A curriculum vitae
• A list of references with contact information
• Letters of recommendation are not requested at this time
Send all application materials as a single pdf file by April 15, 2013, via email to Dr. Jason Camlot, Principal Investigator of the SpokenWeb project at jason.camlot at concordia.ca

Chaire de recherche du Canada en histoire orale / Canada Research Chair in Oral History
Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytellling
Departement d'histoire / Department of History
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard Ouest
Montreal, QC, Canada, H3G 1M8


Susan Brown
sbrown at uoguelph.ca

        Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:47:19 +0000
        From: Christa Williford <CWilliford at clir.org>
        Subject: CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies

The CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Medieval Studies <http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/dc-medieval>  

The CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship is an expansion of the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Academic Libraries. These five, fully-funded fellowships will provide recent Medieval Studies Ph.D.s with an aptitude for creating digital humanities resources and tools with professional development, education, and training opportunities in data curation for Medieval Studies. Through this program, CLIR seeks to raise awareness and build capacity for sound data management practice throughout the academy.

Each fellowship is two year appointment beginning in the summer of 2013, with a $60,000 salary, plus benefits, and a yearly travel and research stipend. Fellows will be placed at five institutions in the United States and Canada. 

Recent Ph.D.s from any discipline with relevant expertise in Medieval Studies are encouraged to apply, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Review of applications is already underway but applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Christa Williford
Program Officer
Council on Library and Information Resources
cwilliford at clir.org

        Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:31:03 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Funded PhD studentship

>  From: Gregory, Ian [mailto:i.gregory at lancaster.ac.uk]

European Research Council funded PhD studentship in the Department of
History at Lancaster University

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship funded by the European
Research Council. The successful applicant will join the Spatial Humanities:
Texts, GIS, Places project, a major research team of historians, geographers
and others who are working with large data resources – statistical,
textual and geographical – to study the nineteenth and early twentieth
century England & Wales. The successful applicant will be able to use these
resources and the team’s expertise to conduct an independent and
self-contained piece of research. We will work with the student to define a
topic within the following broad subject areas:

1.       Medical Humanities: We have a large amount of data available on
population, mortality, fertility and health. One possible topic would be the
decline in mortality in parts of rural England and/or Wales in the
nineteenth century focusing on how, when and most importantly why mortality
decline occurred in rural areas. Other topics could also be developed in
partnership between the student and the project team.

2.       Digital History: The team has a large amount of expertise in
subjects including text mining of historical sources and historical
geographical information systems (HGIS). We would be interested in topics
that apply these approaches to the study of nineteenth or twentieth century
history. We require someone with a background in historical demography,
historical geography, or digital history/history and computing. A knowledge
of nineteenth or early twentieth century British history would also be an
advantage. Detailed expertise in quantitative methods, text mining or GIS is
not required as training can be given. An openness to these methods and a
willingness to learn is essential.

This studentship is being offered on a +3 basis, so candidates will have
achieved a level of research training that will allow them to proceed
directly to a PhD, usually because they already hold a Masters
qualification. The studentship includes a tax free stipend of a minimum of
£13,590p.a. for home students.

The deadline for applications is Friday 5th April 2013. Please send a CV and
letter of application outlining your suitability for the role and a full CV
including educational qualifications to Mrs Ghislaine O’Neill,
Postgraduate Administrator, Department of History, Lancaster University, LA1
4YT, UK or G.Oneill at lancaster.ac.uk<mailto:G.Oneill at lancaster.ac.uk>.

Potential applicants are encouraged to make enquiries to Prof. Ian Gregory
I.Gregory at lancaster.ac.uk<mailto:I.Gregory at lancaster.ac.uk>. For more
details on the Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS, Places project see:
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/spatialhum. For more information on the department
and its staff see http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/history

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