[Humanist] 29.160 postdocs & "The Life of Words" at Waterloo

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Jul 11 22:40:46 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 160.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 11:15:59 -0400
        From: David Williams <david.williams at uwaterloo.ca>
        Subject: Postdocs / "The Life of Words" at The University of Waterloo

This is inform the community, especially graduate students nearing the 
end of their degrees, about "The Life of Words", a 5-year DH project 
currently up and running at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, 
Ontario), which uses large text datasets to investigate interchanges 
between lexicography and literature, especially between the Oxford 
English Dictionary (OED) and English poetry. The initial focus is split 
between building up an enhanced OED to investigate the generic 
composition of evidence quotations, and developing approaches for using 
large poetry corpora alongside the dictionary.

In the final two years of the project, there will be a funded 
postdoctoral position, with applications to be considered in 2017. 
Meanwhile if anyone who might be in a position to bring their own 
postdoc funding (e.g. SSHRC or other) has an interest in joining the 
project, I'd be very happy to support their application to the funding 
agency. More information on the project can be found here: 
http://thelifeofwords.uwaterloo.ca/project-the-life-of-words/ .

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