Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 159. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org  From: Simone Natale
Subject: PhD Studentship: Media convergence before convergence: The case of the Electrophone (139)  From: Peeter Tinits Subject: Post-doc: DH text mining in University of Tartu (Estonia) (139) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-07-30 09:22:57+00:00 From: Simone Natale Subject: PhD Studentship: Media convergence before convergence: The case of the Electrophone Qualification Type: PhD Location: Loughborough Funding for: UK Students, EU Students Funding amount: £15,009 Hours: Full Time Deadline: 19 August 2019 https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BUA515/phd-studentship-media-convergence-before- convergence-the-case-of-the-electrophone This AHRC-funded PhD studentship will study the case of the Electrophone, a telephone broadcasting system that operated in the United Kingdom between 1894 and around 1938, to improve understandings of the contemporary media configuration in the age of digital convergence. Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you will work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. Find out more:http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/ Full Project Detail: The Electrophone brought information, education, and entertainment into UK homes through telephone lines as early as 1895, long before the emergence of radio, television and online broadcasting services. It is an important early example of the convergence in telecommunications and media to integrate services, content offerings, and means of communication under one core technology. Today, few people have heard of the Electrophone, yet this system played a fundamental role in preparing the cultural, institutional and social context for the emergence of broadcasting. This studentship will develop the first ever comprehensive study of the Electrophone. Studying the electrophone now is particularly timely. As broadcastings approach and terminology are appropriated by web companies such as YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, the Electrophone shows that broadcasting systems have always circulated across different platforms and technologies. Using a media archaeology approach, the selected student will interrogate how this case can help us to better understand the present configuration of digital media. The student will be encouraged to engage with both media history and contemporary media theory in order to explore the significance of the Electrophone for enhancing our understanding of technological and social change in media and communication. The selected PhD student will work with an international team of supervisors composed of DrSimone Natale http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/socialsciences/staff/simone-natale/, Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University; Prof.Gabriele Balbi https://search.usi.ch/en/people/9fca22404467d1801cfd4213b9fb7e7e/Balbi- Gabriele, Associate Professor at USI, Switzerland;David Hay https://fr.linkedin.com/in/david-hay-79596610, Head of Heritage & Archives at BT Group; and James Elder https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-elder-49577977, Archive Manager at BT. Find out more: https://www.btplc.com/Thegroup/BTsHistory/BTgrouparchives/index.htm https://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/socialsciences/about/ Entry requirements: Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Communication and Media Studies or History or a related subject. A relevant Master's degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: historical research; communication and media theory; archival research. Funding information: The studentship is for 3 years and provides a tax-free stipend of £15,009 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. EU citizens not resident in the UK are eligible for tuition fees only. Contact details: Dr Simone Natale email@example.com How to apply: All applications should be made online athttp://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select Social Sciences Please quote reference number: SS-BBBOct19 Applicants should include the following with their application: 1. A cover letter presenting their career trajectory and their motivation for applying. 2. A CV 3. A writing sample (e.g. UG or PGT dissertation or another example of academic writing) Application details: Start date of studentship: 1 October 2019 Closing date of advert: 19 August 2019 Interview date: 23 August 2019 Supervisors: Primary supervisor: Dr Simone Natale (Loughborough University) Secondary supervisor: Prof Gabriele Balbi (USI, Switzerland), David Hay and James Elder (BT Archives) *** Dr. Simone Natale Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies Programme Director, BSc Communications and Media Studies & BSc Media, Culture and Society Assistant Editor, /Media, Culture & Society /(Sage Publishing) Loughborough University School of Social Sciences Leicestershire LE11 3TU United Kingdom Phone (work): (+44) (0) 1509223380 Institutional webpage: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/socialsciences/staff/natale-simone.html Twitter: https://twitter.com/simone_natale Academia.edu: https://lboro.academia.edu/SimoneNatale -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-07-30 07:52:41+00:00 From: Peeter Tinits Subject: Post-doc: DH text mining in University of Tartu (Estonia) Post-doc: Measuring the Evolution of Industrial Modernity (1900-2018) Starting date: Starting at 01.11.2019, temporary contract to 31.10.2021 Application deadline: 16.09.2019 Full Or Part Time: Full time Location: Tartu, Estonia Link: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/423402 A research group in a University of Tartu, Estonia, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join us in studying the evolution of industrial modernity. The project is based on the Deep Transitions framework (Schot & Kanger, 2018 (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048733318300593); Kanger & Schot, 2018 (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210422417301892)) that aims to conceptualize the 250-year developmental trajectory of industrial societies through the co-evolution of socio-technical systems. The key questions our team seeks to answer are as follows: 1) What are the foundational features of industrial modernity, characterizing almost every industrial society to date, that have shaped its evolution? 2) Do we see some significant ruptures along these dimensions in recent decades? The candidate will be a part of the team tasked with measuring long-term trends in the historical evolution of industrial societies along multiple dimensions (ideas, institutions, and practices) and on multiple scales (national, global). The project seeks to combine data from existing databases with analysis of digitized text corpora. Therefore, we are looking for a candidate with 1) competence in data analysis skills applicable to the analysis of large historical text collections; 2) methodological creativity in finding ways to utilize text corpora for tracking long-term societal trends. The research group is highly interdisciplinary, involving (among others) experts from sustainability transitions studies, digital humanities, history and environmental sociology. As such applicants from diverse backgrounds are welcome to apply. The position is funded by the Estonian Science Council and is part of the project "Reshaping Estonian energy, mobility and telecommunications systems on the verge of the Second Deep Transition". The researcher is expected to engage in the following tasks, some of which involve close collaboration with other team members: - Operationalizing the features of industrial modernity in order to track them in historical data. - Extracting text corpora from public sources, organizing and storing them. - Cleaning and processing historical OCR texts and preparing them for analysis. - Assisting in designing and formulating collaborative procedures and workflows to study the representations of industrial modernity in historical texts utilizing the interdisciplinary domain expertise in the group. - Conducting data analysis and text mining on historical corpora through various techniques, interpreting and integrating the results. - Representing the findings in thematic conferences and participating in the write-up of the results for journal submission. See also the general job requirements for the University of Tartu (https://webdesktop.ut.ee/wd/?page=pub_get_ttxt_dokv_file&pid=39498046&lang=eng& u=20190702145609&desktop=57835&r_url=%2Fwd%2F%3Fpage%3Dpub_list_dynobj%26pid%3D% 26tid%3D69329%26u%3D20190702145609) (Research Fellow, pages 6 and Annex 8, page 20) Required qualifications - PhD degree or equivalent research qualification. - See also requirements for teaching and research staff (https://dok.ut.ee/wd/?page=pub_get_ttxt_dokv_file&pid=39498046&lang=eng&u=20 180328103150&desktop=57835&r_url=%2Fwd%2F%3Fpage%3Dpub_list_dynobj%26pid%3D%26ti d%3D69329%26u%3D20180328103150) . Required experience Essential Experience in at least two of the following areas: - Gathering and maintaining large digital corpora for text mining - Applying NLP on historical OCR texts - Keyword extraction, topic modeling, sentiment analysis - Automatic content extraction and text classification - Time series analysis of large text collections - Cultural analytic studies based on large text collection In addition: - Readiness to learn new techniques as needed - Excellent oral and written proficiency in English - Independent, creative and critical thinking, capability to cope with uncertainty. Desirable but not essential - Prior experience in studying long-term trends with quantitative tools - Disciplinary background in fields that have engaged in long-term and macro-level research (e.g. cultural evolution, digital humanities, historical macro-sociology, economic history, economic geography, computational history) - Disciplinary background in fields that have focused on the study of technology and society (e.g. history of science and technology, Science and Technology Studies, media and communication studies, innovation studies) - Working knowledge in sustainability transitions and long wave literature. Required language skills - Excellent oral and written proficiency in English. Period - Starting at 01.11.2019, temporary contract to 31.10.2021 Salary - 25,000-28,000 eur per annum gross per month depending on skills level. - See also UT salary rules (https://dok.ut.ee/wd/?page=pub_get_ttxt_dokv_file&pid=127157&lang=eng&u=2015 0911082757&desktop=57835&r_url=%2Fwd%2F%3Fpage%3Dpub_list_dynobj%26pid%3D%26tid% 3D69329%26u%3D20150911082757) Additional info The research group is highly interdisciplinary, involving (among others) experts from sustainability transitions studies, digital humanities, history and environmental sociology. As such applicants from diverse backgrounds are welcome to apply. The position is funded by the Estonian Science Council and is part of the project "Reshaping Estonian energy, mobility and telecommunications systems on the verge of the Second Deep Transition". _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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