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Humanist Archives: Feb. 22, 2020, 8:16 a.m. Humanist 33.622 - PhD studentship (Lausanne); MA programme (Loyola)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 622.
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    [1]    From: Matteo Romanello 
           Subject: Fully-funded PhD position in document analysis and digital humanities/digital classics at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (59)

    [2]    From: Hopwood, Elizabeth 
           Subject: Masters in Digital Humanities at Loyola Chicago (44)

        Date: 2020-02-21 08:22:05+00:00
        From: Matteo Romanello 
        Subject: Fully-funded PhD position in document analysis and digital humanities/digital classics at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

The DHLAB at EPFL in association with the Institut d'archéologie et des
sciences de l'antiquité of the University of Lausanne invites applications
for one full-time PhD position within the EPFL PhD program in Digital
working at the intersection between Computer Science and Classics.
The successful candidate will develop their own research project around the
following topics: semantic information extraction by combining text-based
and image-based methods; alignment and document analysis of scholarly
publications (19c - 21c) characterised by complex layouts and rich visual
grammars; and the development of a representation model for texts with a
complex textual tradition.

The PhD thesis will be part of the research project "How does a classical
hero die in the digital age? Using Sophocles' Ajax to create a commentary
on commentaries" (https://mromanello.github.io/ajax-multi-commentary/),
funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and led by Matteo
Romanello (University of Lausanne).


   - Applicants should hold a master's degree in Computer Science or
   Digital Humanities.
   - Experience with natural language processing/information extraction
   (including machine learning approaches to it) is mandatory. Some
   familiarity with textual criticism is desirable. PhD candidates will
   further develop their analytical and methodological skills by
attending the EDDH
   doctoral school
   - Fluent English; French and/or Ancient Greek/Latin is an asset. The
   dissertation can be written in English or French.
   - Interest in working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary and
   international environment.
   - Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply; applications
   from women are especially welcome.

What we offer:

   - workplace: EPFL/UNIL campus

Starting date: 1st October 2020
Duration: 4 years
Supervisors: Matteo Romanello (UNIL) and Frederic Kaplan (EPFL)
Terms of employment: Fixed-term at 100% work rate. EPFL offers
internationally competitive salaries and generous research support.
Deadline for applications: April 30, 2020
Contact: For questions and/or expressions of interest, contact Matteo
Romanello matteo.romanello@epfl.ch

How to apply: via EPFL doctoral school online application
(https://isa.epfl.ch/imoniteur_ISAP/!farforms.htm?x=edoc) (please note that
only completed applications will be reviewed). For further information
about applying for a PhD at EPFL see PhD admission criteria & application

[Online at https://go.epfl.ch/phd-dhlab-ambizione]

        Date: 2020-02-21 05:46:18+00:00
        From: Hopwood, Elizabeth 
        Subject: Masters in Digital Humanities at Loyola Chicago

The Masters in Digital Humanities program at Loyola University Chicago
is accepting applications for our Fall 2020 semester.

The MA program, which began in 2011, is a 30-credit-hour
interdisciplinary professional program with tracks designed to on-board
and train humanities and computer science students. Both sets of
students enroll in an introductory class on DH research methods, a
course on human-computer interaction and design, and a textual criticism
course offered by the English department. Possible electives include
such departmental offerings as Social and Ethical Issues in Computing
(Computer Science), Media and Culture (English), or Archives and Records
Management (History). Students also participate in a Practicum course
under a faculty member where they gain experience working on an existing
DH project. In their final semesters, students work under faculty
advisors to develop a digital capstone project—past capstones have
included the creation of a State of the Union database and a
Spanish-language digital archive of Colombian newspaper reportage. The
program is designed to be interdisciplinary and to encourage
collaboration across departments, as well as to provide students with
hands-on training that develop transferable skills to support them on
the job market.

Graduates of the program have gone into a variety of careers/further
education: PhD programs, web development and software consulting,
teaching, archives and museum work, and cultural heritage institutions.
We accept applications on a rolling basis but offer a small number of
partial fellowship awards (stipend + partial tuition remission and
health insurance) to competitive early applicants.

Please forward to any students who may be interested in pursuing a MA in
Digital Humanities. For more information, please visit our website at

Dr. Elizabeth Hopwood (she/her)

Acting Director, Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities
Graduate Program Director, MA in Digital Humanities
Lecturer, Department of English
Loyola University Chicago

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