Author Archives: Vinicio Serafini

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Job Opportunity: Research Associate at DARIAH’s Coordinating Institution in Austria

DARIAH’s Coordinating Institution in Austria, the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, is currently looking for a research associate. For more details on this job opportunity see the information below, or visit the website of the research centre: http://www.oeaw.ac.at/acdh/en/openPositions.

Open Positions

The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the Austrian Academy of Sciences offers the following new position:

Research Associate (f/m, full time), deadline: 15.07.2016

Department “Variation und Wandel des Deutschen in Österreich (VWDiÖ)”

Your tasks

  • assistance in the central research areas of the research department “Variation and Change of German in Austria”
  • editorial management of the working group “Dictionary of Bavarian Dialects in Austria” (WBÖ)
    (including the text-technological reconceptualisation of the dictionary)
  • coordination, organisation and communication tasks within the research department
    (consisting of postdocs, predocs, non-scientific personnel, student employees)
    as well as in cooperation with other working groups at the ACDH
  • organisation of project meetings (of different constellations and sizes), conventions, conferences and symposia
  • acquisition of third-party funding (independently and as part of the team)
  • obtaining an additional scientific qualification (habilitation or other equivalent postdoctoral qualification)

Your profile

  • doctoral degree with excellent marks in the subject of German philology /
    German studies with a main focus on German linguistics
  • Research focus in one or more of the following areas
    (verifiable through dissertation, project experience, final paper for a degree, publications, etc.):
    variation linguistics, dialectology, lexicography, corpus linguistics
  • actual or planned research project with great scientific relevance and innovation
    within the field of variation linguistics as well as relevant to the research department
  • openness to the newest developments in the field of digital humanities
  • very good knowledge of German, very good knowledge of English

Desired additional qualifications:

  • experience in the conception and execution of research projects and/or leading project tasks is of an advantage
  • experience in the area of text technology (digital humanities) is of an advantage
    (especially in the area of scientific data management, web technologies, visualisation of linguistic data)
  • Research focus on (east) Upper German is of an advantage

Personal requirements

Leadership and management skills, teamwork, integration capacity, independence, reliability, ability to work under pressure, flexibility
Application documents

  • CV
  • letter of motivation including career plan
  • documentation of academic success (transcripts)
  • publication list as well as the three most important publications
    (including a description of their relevance for the further development of German linguistics)
  • a short description of research projects carried out to date
  • a short description of research projects and/or research focuses planned for work carried out within the research department
  • three possible references (letters of reference)
  • where appropriate a letter of recommendation

Contact

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexandra N. Lenz
alexandra.lenz@oeaw.ac.at
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH)
Sonnenfelsgasse 19
A-1010 Vienna

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Call for Applications: DARIAH-EU Board of Directors

DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, is a pan-European organization, which aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research and teaching across the humanities and arts. DARIAH is formally an ERIC, a European Research Infrastructure Consortium and is one of only 29 Landmarks on the Roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. To date, 17 countries – Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, The Netherlands, Serbia and Slovenia have become Members, while we also have a growing number of Cooperating Partners. DARIAH is therefore both an ambitious and still expanding organization.

We are looking to appoint two part-time members of the Board of Directors from 01 January 2017, who will work closely with the third member, who is the Chair of the Board. The Board of Directors is the executive body of DARIAH and its legal representative, also providing strategic leadership for our activities.

You will be:

  • an active researcher with significant experience with the application of digital methods to arts and humanities research.
  • an inspirational and visionary leader, with a proven track record of managing national and international organisations or projects.

Application Procedure
If you wish to apply, please send an email to the DARIAH-EU Coordination Office, dariah-info@dariah.eu including:

  • a 2-3 page CV, outlining your research activities and strategic leadership experience
  • a covering letter in support of your application
  • The names and contact details of at least two referees
  • a 2-3 page document outlining your vision for DARIAH for the next 3 years.

The closing date for applications is: Friday, 29 July 2016.

The appointment of the new members of the Board of Directors is expected by September, to serve from 01 January 2017.

For informal enquiries please contact:
Laurent Romary, President of the Board of Directors, DARIAH ERIC:
laurent.romary@dariah.eu

Jacques Dubucs, Scientific Director, French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and Chair, DARIAH-EU General Assembly:
Jacques.dubucs@recherche.gouv.fr

Further Details

Role and Responsibilities
The Board of Directors is the executive body of the DARIAH ERIC and its legal representative. It is composed normally of three directors, who are appointed by, and accountable, to the General Assembly as the representation of all member states. The DARIAH-EU Coordination Office supports the Board of Directors in its work. Further details about the DARIAH ERIC organisational structure can be found at: http://www.dariah.eu/about/organisation.html

The responsibilities of the Board of Directors are:

  • To provide leadership for DARIAH ERIC and propose its strategic objectives and directions
  • To be the legal representative of the DARIAH ERIC signing all contracts, agreements and other binding documents, on behalf of the DARIAH ERIC
  • To represent DARIAH ERIC before all European, international and national authorities and courts and function as its primary contact
  • To ensure the availability of adequate financial resources and prepare the budget
  • To oversee the Internal Rules of Procedure for the day-to-day operation of the DARIAH ERIC
  • To monitor DARIAH ERIC’s performance in relation to its strategic objectives
  • To publish the annual report
  • To supervise the Senior Management Team
  • To manage and employ members of the DARIAH-EU Coordination Office (DCO)
  • To appoint the Chair of the Joint Research Committee
  • To oversee the organisation of the Virtual Competency Centres including approving their creation, amendment or dissolution or appointing the VCC Chairs and associated VCC Heads after consultation with the Senior Management Team

Terms and Conditions
Each director will be appointed initially for a term of up to three years. Up to €50,000 is available per year to fund each director’s contribution to DARIAH for 50% of her or his time. It is anticipated that DARIAH-EU directors will be seconded from their home institution but in exceptional circumstances a direct contract with the DARIAH ERIC can also be considered.

DARIAH-EU Coordination Office, June 2016.

A PDF version of this call can downloaded from the DARIAH-EU Website

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Aperte le iscrizioni al 3° Training Camp di IPERION CH.it

Il terzo training camp di sulla diagnostica non invasiva delle opere d’arte sbarca a Siracusa :

http://www.iperionch.eu/web/iperion_it/-/calls-for-national-acce-2

La deadline per la presentazione delle domande è fissata per il 20/08/2016.

Sarà la Galleria Palazzo Bellomo di Siracusa ad ospitare dal 25 al 30 settembre il terzo Training Camp di IPERION CH.it sulla diagnostica non invasiva sui beni culturali.

La scuola è rivolta a giovani ricercatori impegnati nello studio e conservazione dei beni culturali, sia dal lato scientifico che da quello umanistico, che vogliono acquisire “esperienza sul campo” nell’analisi non invasiva di opere d’arte.
I partecipanti avranno la possibilità di operare in piccoli gruppi multidisciplinari direttamente su opere della Galleria Palazzo Bellomo, usufruendo dell’expertise di ricercatori appartenenti ai principali enti di ricerca italiani e guidati da restauratori dell’Opificio delle Pietre Dure.


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Summer School “Digital technologies applied to the study of poetry”

Madrid, from 27th of June to 1st of July 2016
Available Online!
Follow the course in person or online

 

The summer school offers an application of digital humanities to the study of poetry through practical learning of the latest technologies in this field.

Course dates: Madrid, 27th of June – 1st of July 2016

Location: Sáenz Torrecilla Conference Room, School of Economic Sciences, UNED

More information: http://extension.uned.es/actividad/idactividad/11781

OBJECTIVES

– Provide researchers with knowledge and understanding of the different digital humanities technologies and their application, specifically for textual analysis: TEI-XML, LOD, PLN, R.
– Reveal to participants the different technological and theoretical perspectives to address a single subject or philological concept as poetry, and provide them with simple tools they can use without extensive programming.
– Generate materials and tools which can be applied to the analysis of poetry and that researchers can reuse by themselves for their projects.

PARTICIPANTS‘ PROFILE

Researchers in philology and digital humanities, as well as people from other areas interested in the study of poetry. It is not essential to have previous experience in this area, although it is recommended to have some understanding of digital humanities and associated working methodologies.

METHODOLOGY

The course will be mainly practical and delivered in a workshop form, although some more theoretical sessions are included.

DURATION

24 HOURS

COURSE DIRECTOR:

Elena González-Blanco García

LINHD Director, University Professor – Department of Spanish Literature and Literary Theory

JOINT COURSE DIRECTOR

María Gimena del Río Riande

Seminar Researcher Editing and Textual Criticism (SECRIT-IIBICRIT, CONICET) Argentina, Director LINHD Argentina

COURSE COORDINATOR:

Clara Isabel Martínez Cantón, University Professor of Spanish Literature and Literary Theory, LINHD Secretary


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Call for Papers: Workshop on National Webs (December 8-9, 2016)

Aarhus University and the State Library, Denmark

How can you study national webs? How are national webs today different from how they were 10 years ago? Is it possible to compare national webs? And what are the IT-related challenges when doing these kinds of studies?

These are some of the questions that will be addressed at a workshop on national webs, organised by the research project ‘The historical development of the Danish web’ (supported by the Danish Ministry of Culture), in collaboration with NetLab, Aarhus University, and the State Library, Denmark

We never experience the entire national web domain when browsing the web but it is always there as a horizon, as the national context of our browsing. Studies of national webs can provide valuable knowledge about the characteristics and use of different nations’ web. Studies of the history of national webs can shed light on the development and the changing patterns and trends within and across national webs. In addition, studying the characteristics of a national web will result in a baseline for other web studies, for instance by making it possible to determine whether a specific website at a given point in time is comparatively large or small, dynamic or static etc. This will be of use when analysing in-depth the web activities that take place within a nation and to which the national web constitutes the backdrop. It will also allow for international comparisons, both current and historical.

Studies of national web domains is an emerging field within web studies, and the workshop aims to bring together scholars, web archivists, curators and IT-developers working within this area in different countries with a view to advancing the field through knowledge exchange and new possibilities for cooperation.

Submissions could include:

  • theoretical, methodological or case based studies at the intersection between national web studies and Digital Humanities
  • case studies of one or more national webs
  • contemporary cases or a historical perspective
  • theoretical reflections on studying national webs
  • methodological reflections on studying national webs, including discussions about software used for the study.

A selection of the papers from the research workshop will be considered for inclusion in a planned edited volume The Historical Web and Digital Humanities: National Web domains, to be part of a book series about digital research in the Arts and Humanities at an international publisher.

Please send an abstract of up to 300 words to Niels Brügger (nb@cc.au.dk), head of NetLab, Aarhus University. Abstract submission deadline: 14 August, 2016. Notification of acceptance: 1 September, 2016.


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2 Positions in Digital Humanities

1.) Position Opening in Digital Humanities I

The Faculty for Education, Art and Architecture / Department for Image
Science is seeking to appoint a new member to the academic staff,
starting August 1, 2016. This is a half-time staff position (20h). Job
advertisement No. 1628_Bild

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Scientific / Academic assistance to the professor for Image Science
· Support of the Project Lead in research projects in the field of
Digital Humanities
· Development and maintenance of the Web 2.0 archive
· Participate in the further development of the department

Qualifications:
· Minimum of master degree or equivalent in the fields of Art History
or Media Studies
· Knowledge in the fields of Digital Humanities and Digital Art
Research
· Work experience in research projects is an advantage
· Computer literacy, especially excellent MS-Office skills
· Excellent English language skills. German language skills are an
advantage.
· Strong communication and organizational skills
· Ability to work independently and in a team

Your prospects:
You can expect ambitious and diversified job responsibilities with good
professional development possibilities working within an efficient,
creative and highly motivated team.
Persons with disability who fulfil the required qualifications are
explicitly asked to apply.
The salary is based on the work and pay regulations of the Danube
University Krems (W3/1) for 20 h/week.

We are looking forward to receiving your application! Deadline is June
3, 2016.
For further information, please visit:
http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/aktuell/jobs/index.php

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2.) Position Opening in Digital Humanities II

The Faculty for Education, Art and Architecture / Department for Image
Science is seeking to appoint a new member to the academic staff,
starting August 1, 2016. This is a half-time staff position (20h). Job
advertisement No. 1627_Bild

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Scientific / Academic assistance to the professor for Image Science
· Support of the Project Lead in research projects in the field of
Digital Humanities
· Third-party funded project application writing and management for
· Participate in the further development of the department

Qualifications:
· Minimum of master degree or equivalent in the fields of Art History
or Media Studies
· Knowledge in the fields of Digital Humanities and Digital Art
Research
· Work experience in research projects is an advantage
· Computer literacy, especially excellent MS-Office skills
· Excellent English language skills. German language skills are an
advantage.
· Strong communication and organizational skills
· Ability to work independently and in a team

Your prospects
You can expect ambitious and diversified job responsibilities with good
professional development possibilities working within an efficient,
creative and highly motivated team.
Persons with disability who fulfil the required qualifications are
explicitly asked to apply.
The salary is based on the work and pay regulations of the Danube
University Krems (W3/1) for 20 h/week.

We are looking forward to receiving your application! Deadline is June
3, 2016.
For further information, please visit:
http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/aktuell/jobs/index.php


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Italy Made in Hackathon

ITALY MADE IN HACKATHON

Firenze, 18-19 giugno 2016

 

L’hackathon Italy Made in Hackathon, è un evento organizzato dall’Unità di Ricerca RITRATTO per la "Tutela

e valorizzazione del Made In tra contesto e prodotto" in collaborazione con OmA, Osservatorio Mestieri

d’Arte, il RESIDELab del Design Campus (Università di Firenze), il laboratorio Scienze per il Made in Italy del

PIN di Prato, il marchio Made in Tuscany.

Con la partecipazione di DARIAH-IT Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities e con il

patrocinio del Comune di Firenze.

 

Italy Made in Hackathon avrà inizio alle 9:30 del 18 giugno e si concluderà entro alle 12:30 del giorno

seguente: prevede una sessione di lavoro di circa 27 ore. È prevista la partecipazione di 30 persone tra

sviluppatori, web designer, comunicatori, esperti di marketing e rappresentanti di aziende nei settori

fashion/food/furniture del Made in Italy.

 

L’obiettivo è quello di rispondere alle esigenze delle aziende Made in Italy, individuate dai ricercatori del

gruppo interdisciplinare RITRATTO, in particolare:

– Tracciabilità del prodotto

– Comunicazione della qualità e unicità del prodotto

– Legame con il territorio/tradizione

 

Tutte le informazioni e il form per l’iscrizione si trovano a questo indirizzo:

http://www.madeintuscany.it/hackathon/index.html

 

Al termine della manifestazione, i gruppi (formati da 3-5 persone) potranno presentare brevemente i loro

progetti: il gruppo vincitore sarà proclamato da una giuria composta dai ricercatori del gruppo RITRATTO,

che si avvarranno della consulenza di alcuni esperti. Oltre ai premi messi a disposizione dagli sponsor, i

vincitori avranno la possibilità di collaborare a uno dei progetti del gruppo RITRATTO, implementando la

soluzione digitale sviluppata durante l’evento.

 

Sponsor:

Fondazione Clima e Sostenibilità, Vestri Cioccolato, DP 69 Eyewear, Spazio 77 Concept Store, TuttiGiorni,

Radio Firenze (Media partner). Con il supporto del DISEI Dipartimento di Scienze per l’Economia e l’Impresa

(UNIFI).

 


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ARIADNE Project Summer School in “2D/3D documentation for archaeology” and Call for Applications

The project ARIADNE is offering ** 6 fellowships ** to cover attendance expenses to the 2016 TNA – Summer School on “2D/3D documentation for archaeology”

Organizer: ISTI-CNR, Visual Computing Lab; Venue: Pisa, Italy;

Period: June 20th-24th, 2016

(Program at:
http://www.ariadne-infrastructure.eu/Transnational-Access/2016-TNA-Call/TNA-school-3D-Pisa )

Note: the first 2016 call for applications is due to close on ** Friday 29th April **.

The call and the application package are online at:
http://www.ariadne-infrastructure.eu/Transnational-Access/2016-TNA-Call

For any info, please contact r.scopigno@isti.cnr.it

 

ISTI


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2 Vacancies in “Digital Humanities” at the University of Graz, Austria

Two vacancies at the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Graz, which are to be filled from 1 July 2016:

University Assistant with doctorate (30 hours/week; limited to 5 years)
Content focus: independent scientific research in the subject area of “Digital Humanities”, especially in the area of Computational Linguistics or Information Science and their application to humanistic research data
data.

University Assistant without doctorate (20 hours/week; limited to 4 years)
Content focus: Independent scientific research in the subject area of “Digital Humanities”, especially in the areas of “Digital Scholarly Edition” or “Digital Diplomatics”.

The application deadline is May 13, 2016th
Details on content, requirements and application procedure can be found in the documents or the website: http://informationsmodellierung.uni-graz.at/de/neuigkeiten/detail/article/stellenausschreibungen-2


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DARIAH-EU Annual Meeting

 

This year, the annual meeting of the European DARIAH community, will take place on 10-12 October 2016 at the Ghent University Convention Centre, ‘Het Pand’ in Belgium, hosted by DARIAH-BE.

 

Building on the previous General Virtual Competency Centre meetings, this year’s event will not only enable colleagues to work together face-to-face on their DARIAH activities, such as Working Group meetings, it will also include a series of engaging keynote lectures, to inspire the future direction of DARIAH activities.

 

Additionally, we will open up the event beyond the DARIAH community by organising a Digital Arts and Humanities Lab. This interactive session will bring together researchers, technologists, data scientists and cultural heritage professionals, to demonstrate and engage with data, tools and services around the theme of Open and Public Humanities.

 

A draft programme and practical information will be available shortly.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact: sally.chambers@ugent.be.

 

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Ghent University Convention Centre, ‘Het Pand’ © Ghent University, Photo: Hilde Christiaens


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