[Humanist] 27.1017 job at Oxford

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun May 4 23:38:23 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 1017.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Sat, 03 May 2014 10:55:26 +0100
        From: Richard Lewis <richard at rjlewis.me.uk>
        Subject: Job: Digital humanities/musicology at Oxford e-Research Centre


With apologies for cross posting.

Research Associate - ElEPHãT and Transforming Musicology
Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford

Grade 7: £29,837 - £36,661 p.a.


We are seeking a Research Associate which is a technical role working
on Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies that support research in
Digital Humanities, specifically for the ElEPHãT and Transforming
Musicology projects. These projects share a need for identifying and
semantically linking diverse digital resources (images of books OCR-ed
text, digital audio, symbolic music representations etc.) and the
digital methods and analysis performed over these resources by
humanities researchers.

The ElEPHãT project, a joint project between the Centre and the
Bodleian Digital Libraries, will use Linked Data to create worksets
combining digitised content from the large-scale (11 million+ volumes)
HathiTrust collection and the fully human-transcribed EEBO-TCP (Early
English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership) corpus. These
worksets will form the basis for new scholarly investigations of these
texts on a large scale and the insights that will emerge from such

The AHRC funded Transforming Musicology project sets out to bring
computational techniques, such as those developed in the Music
Information Retrieval (MIR) community, to bear on the discipline of
musicology as it evolves and adapts to a digital age. The University
of Oxford e-Research Centre leads the creation of a semantic framework
for the project which will describe these new digital methods, linking
them to the results they produce and the music resources over which
analysis has been undertaken, again using Semantic Web and Linked Data
approaches, and tackling challenges such as reuse, reproducibility and
citation of the methods and data.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 21 May 2014.
Richard Lewis
Computing, Goldsmiths' College
t: +44 (0)20 7078 5203
@: lewisrichard

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