19.547 postdoctoral research position, software and narrative, De Montfort (UK)

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 07:33:02 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 547.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 07:26:59 +0000
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         Subject: job for Postdoctoral Researcher on social software
and narrative

The following vacancy may be of interest to some. Please reply to
Professor Sue Thomas (sue.thomas_at_dmu.ac.uk).

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Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 13:09:22 -0000 From: Sue Thomas <Sue.Thomas_at_dmu.ac.uk>
       advance notice

*please circulate*

I'm delighted to announce that I have been awarded an AHRC
Speculative Research Grant for a one year project investigating the
interdisciplinary applications of experimental social software to the
study of narrative in digital contexts. The post is based in
Leicester, UK, in the Faculty of Humanities at De Montfort
University. http://www.dmu.ac.uk and the project will be supervised
by myself, Professor Sue Thomas http://www.mti.dmu.ac.uk/~sthomas/
supported by Simon Mills, who is currently devising a PGDip in
Publishing & New Media at DMU.

The vacancy
We hope to appoint a post-doctoral research assistant with an ability to
appreciate and synthesise the spirit of this proposal. S/he will probably,
but not necessarily, have a first degree in a Humanities subject, but will
also have a substantial understanding of the technical aspects of the
project. Most importantly, they should have a proven knowledge of narrative
in digital environments and in interdisciplinarity and able to demonstrate
some experience of Web-based collaborative tools. The start date is under
discussion but will be before June 1st 2006. The appointment is for one

Project description
The electronic environment has transformed the resources available to the
academic researcher, most recently in the area of collaboration and new
kinds of knowledge management. This project evaluates a selection of
experimental software tools to discover whether they offer valuable
unconventional opportunities to connect researchers across widely-differing
disciplines and to examine how they might support innovative collaborations,
such as shared bibliographical resources. The study will focus on the study
of narrative within a digital context but findings are expected to be of use
to a wide range of researchers.

The project will include the survey and evaluation of collaborative social
network tools, both qualitative and quantitative, and the creation and
analysis of a database of researchers working on narrative within a digital

Please direct any queries about the post to me at sue.thomas_at_dmu.ac.uk. You
should also contact me at that address if you would like to be informed when
the post is advertised.

Sue Thomas
Professor of New Media
School of Media and Cultural Production
Faculty of Humanities
De Montfort University
The Gateway
United Kingdom
+44 (0)116 207 8266
In development: the DMU Online MA in Creative Writing & Technology
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