[Humanist] 29.680 positions in history at Victoria (Wellington NZ)

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Wed Feb 3 09:33:05 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 680.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 03:27:24 +0000
        From: Sydney Shep <Sydney.Shep at vuw.ac.nz>
        Subject: Calling all Programming Historians

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Programming Historian Position(s) available: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Early Career Researcher, Senior Research Fellow. Number and focus of positions dependent on project requirements and suitable team-focused applicants. Timeframes negotiable. Salary commensurate with experience and available funding.
Wai-te-ata Press at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand is looking for dynamic, agile, and innovative programming historians to collaborate in a Royal Society / Marsden-funded digital history project (2015-2018) entitled Personal Geographies and Global Networks: William Colenso and the Victorian Republic of Letters. Requisite skills include facility in programming languages and environments, such as Python and R, proven expertise in one or more of text mining, social network analysis, topic modelling, geospatial visualisation, sonification, as well as familiarity with complex systems approaches, macroscopes and digital history methodologies. Opportunities for teaching and capability building are also available.

William Colenso (1811-1899) was one of the most accomplished polymaths of Victorian New Zealand, yet his contributions to Maori, Pakeha and imperial history have been under-estimated, dismissed, or virtually forgotten. This project features new digital humanities approaches and advanced computational science tools used to identify and analyse Colenso's local and international intellectual, scientific, linguistic, religious, and political networks using his extensive published writings and voluminous letter correspondence. Text mining, social network analysis, topic modelling, and geospatial visualisation offer new insights into Colenso's multi-facetted identity as well as his pivotal role in a global system of information exchange and knowledge production.

For further information about the project, please consult:

Please send a one-page Expression of Interest, 2-3 page CV including links to recent digital projects, and the names of three references in a single .PDF file to:

Dr Sydney J Shep, Reader in Book History
The Printer, Wai-te-ata Press
Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Sydney.shep at vuw.ac.nz<mailto:Sydney.shep at vuw.ac.nz>

EOIs will be reviewed as they are received.
Invitations to submit a fuller application will include an opportunity to test drive our data.

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