Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 95. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2020-06-08 16:06:00+00:00 From: Paul Gooding
Subject: PhD Studentship - Adopting Transkribus in the National Library of Scotland Dear all, We are currently offering a fully funded PhD entitled "Adopting Transkribus in the National Library of Scotland: Understanding how Handwritten Text Recognition Will Change Management and Use of Digitised Manuscripts". The studentship will be based at the University of Edinburgh and it is available on a fees + stipend basis for UK-based students, and a fees-only basis for EU students. I've included a project overview below, but expanded details, including eligibility details, are available online at the following link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CAG717/adopting-transkribus-in-the-national-library- of-scotland-ahrc-collaborative-award-sgsah-phd-studentship. Please do consider applying and/or passing this onto anybody that you think may be interested. Kind regards, Paul Gooding (Lecturer in Information Studies, University of Glasgow) The University of Edinburgh, the National Library of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow, in conjunction with the READ- COOP, are seeking a doctoral student for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award, "Adopting Transkribus in the National Library of Scotland: Understanding How Handwritten Text Recognition Will Change Management and Use of Digitised Manuscripts". The project has been awarded funding by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) and will be supervised by Professor Melissa Terras (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh), Dr Paul Gooding (Lecturer in Information Studies, University of Glasgow), Dr Sarah Ames (Digital Scholarship Librarian, National Library of Scotland) and Stephen Rigden (Digital Archivist, National Library of Scotland). The studentship will commence on 14th September 2020. We warmly encourage applications from candidates with a background in digital humanities, information studies, library science, user experience and human computer interaction, history, manuscript studies, and/or palaeography. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a strong PhD student to explore their own research interests, while working closely with a major cultural heritage organisation, two world-leading universities, and the team behind Transkribus (https://transkribus.eu/Transkribus/), the machine learning platform for generating transcripts of historical manuscripts via Handwritten Text Recognition. The student will be based in the School of Literature, Languages and Cultures, at the George Square campus of the University of Edinburgh, but will also spend considerable time at the National Library of Scotland, and liaising with the Transkribus team (based at the University of Innsbruck). Much of the research can be undertaken offsite. The student stipend is approximately £15,285 per annum + tuition fees for 3.5 years. The award will include a number of training opportunities offered by SGSAH, including their Core Leadership Programme and additional funding to cover travel between partner organisations and related events. This studentship will also benefit from training, support, and networking via the Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society, and the Edinburgh Futures Institute. The student will be invited to join National Library PhD cohort activities. ----- Dr. Paul Gooding Lecturer in Information Studies Information Studies 11 University Gardens University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ Scotland _______________________________________________ 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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