[Humanist] 27.930 PhD studentship in visualisation at the Royal College of Art, London

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 930.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:30:29 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Fully funded studentship in data visualisation, London (AHRC)
        In-Reply-To: <613E2575-F5D3-4B7F-86B2-B0BAB3A81039 at kcl.ac.uk>

Fully funded studentship in data visualisation, London (AHRC):
Visualising historic time to integrate data across multiple datasets

The Royal College of Art (RCA) and The National Archives (TNA) in London invite applications for one fully funded Thames Consortium Studentship. Funded by AHRC, the three year PhD research programme will be supervised jointly by the RCA and TNA. The studentship begins in late September 2014.

The research

You will undertake a PhD on the visualisation of archive data with particular emphasis on time-wise interactive visualisations such as timelines and other chronographics. The research is intended to break new ground in representing multiple datasets. We see this as a problem of design, technology, and historiography, where data visualisation and interactivity hold the key to making sense of large data sets. This research builds on the achievements of a successful existing PhD project at the RCA. The project complements the AHRC-funded Big Data project 'Traces through Time' led by TNA to identify and link individuals across large historical datasets spanning a wide timeframe.

Applicants should normally have at least a 2:1 from their first degree and a relevant masters degree. If in doubt about the relevance of your previous studies, please discuss this with us.

Deadline for applications: midnight (UK time) 28 April 2014.
Interviews likely to be week beginning 26 May.

To discuss academic / industrial aspects of the studentship, email stephen.boyd-davis at rca.ac.uk<mailto:stephen.boyd-davis at rca.ac.uk>

To discuss administrative / financial aspects, email richard.makin at rca.ac.uk<mailto:richard.makin at rca.ac.uk>

Information and application here: http://www.rca.ac.uk/ahrc-design-studentship

An indication of past work by the academic director of this research can be seen here: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/view/creators/Boyd_Davis=3AStephen=3A=3A.html

Stephen Boyd Davis
Research Leader, School of Design
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU

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