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Humanist Archives: Dec. 12, 2019, 8:43 a.m. Humanist 33.485 - postdoc (Lausanne); PhD studentship (Amsterdam)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 485.
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    [1]    From: Michael Piotrowski 
           Subject: Postdoc position, modeling of historiographical uncertainty (University of Lausanne) (74)

    [2]    From: Stefania Milan 
           Subject: PhD opportunity (Media Studies, University of Amsterdam) (54)

        Date: 2019-12-11 21:44:42+00:00
        From: Michael Piotrowski 
        Subject: Postdoc position, modeling of historiographical uncertainty (University of Lausanne)

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for a postdoc to work with me on the project “An Agile
Approach Towards Computational Modeling of Historiographical
Uncertainty” at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

For the full posting and to apply, please go to

Please forward this announcement to others who may be interested, in
particular historians who do not consider themselves to be “digital” but
who are interested in methodology and theory of history.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Job information

Expected start date in position: February 1st, 2020 or March 1st, 2020
Contract length: One year or 11 months respectively, not renewable
Activity rate: 90%
Workplace: Lausanne-Dorigny
Deadline for applications: January 6, 2020

Your responsibilities

The successful candidate will work on the Spark project “An Agile
Approach Towards Computational Modeling of Historiographical
Uncertainty” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, 
http://p3.snf.ch/project-190306).  The project aims to develop a
taxonomy of historiographical uncertainty, which can serve as a basis
for a computational formalization in a follow-up project.  Your main
tasks would be:

- To develop of an analytical framework for historical narratives in
  collaboration with the PI.
- To define a historiographical case study that has a “high density” of
  uncertainty (typically indicated by ongoing historical controversies);
  the exact field of the case study is for you to propose.
- To apply the analytical case study for the detailed analysis of the
  case study.  In particular, the project aims to (1) identify
  uncertainty, (2) analyze the locus of uncertainty in the narrative
  (which entities or relations are concerned?), and (3) examine its
  historiographical handling (e.g., what arguments or evidence are
  presented to support or refute a particular interpretation?).
- To develop a semi-formal taxonomy of historiographical uncertainty
  based on the insights produced by the case study, and to document the
- To contribute to the development of a follow-up project (for
  submission to the SNSF).

Your qualifications

- PhD in digital humanities with a historical orientation or PhD in a
  historical discipline.
- Marked interest in methodology, historiography, and theory of history.
- Interest in digital humanities, modeling, and interdisciplinary research.
- Self-motivated and able to work independently; willing to collaborate
  in a multilingual environment.
- Excellent spoken and written English.  A working knowledge of French is
  not necessary but would be useful; knowledge of German would be an

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Piotrowski 
Professeur en humanités numériques · Université de Lausanne
Codirecteur académique du dhCenter UNIL-EPFL
☎︎ +41 21 692-3039 · Quartier Chamberonne, bât. Anthropole, bureau 3137
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        Date: 2019-12-11 10:58:05+00:00
        From: Stefania Milan 
        Subject: PhD opportunity (Media Studies, University of Amsterdam)

Do you dream of doing a PhD in new media, and software/app studies in
particular? Do you want to be part of a cutting-edge international
network and receive interdisciplinary training in Norway, Spain,
Germany, the UK, ect?

I am looking for a smart PhD student to work with me in the project
“Apps for learning. A software study analysis of mobile applications for
language development in children”, to start in June 2020 (you can be in
the process of finishing your MA thesis).

You will be part of a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, with
other 13 PhD students in fields as diverse as psychology, robotics,
engineering, linguistics. You will receive training in the partner
universities. You will work with companies (Sponge UK, etc)and social
robots, and contribute to help atypical children (e.g., with autism,
Down syndrome…) to improve their language skills.

To know more visit https://www.ntnu.edu/e-ladda/recruitment (look for 
the ESR13 project, which concerns the University of Amsterdam).

Please note: as per eligibility rules, prospective PhD students must be
"at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years
(full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from
the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to
embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was
obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided,
irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged.” In addition,
"Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move
from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time
of selection by the host organization, researchers must not have resided
or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country
oftheir host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years
immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays,
are not taken into account.”

I look forward to receiving your applications! Deadline: January 24th.
****Please note I am not able to reply to any inquiry email related to
this position****

Best, Stefania

Stefania Milan
Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, University of
Amsterdam |https://stefaniamilan.net
Principal Investigator, DATACTIVE (ERC Starting Grant 639379)
Principal Investigator, ALEX (ERC Proof of Concept 825974)
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