Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies

Thousands of pounds available for researchers who want to travel

If you use software in your research and you have a good understanding of what’s happening in your field (and an idea about what will be happening soon) then the Software Sustainability Institute want to hear from you. The institute will pay researchers from any discipline up to £3000 a year to attend conferences and report on the latest developments in their field.
Interested? Visit www.software.ac.uk/agents to find out how to apply.

Closing date: 8 August 2011 [read more...]

job: PhD Studentship in Digital Humanities and Celtic Studies (Aberystwyth)

Application Deadline: 
10/06/2011

Two PhD studentships are currently being advertised in conjunction with National Library of Wales Research Programme in Digital Collections. Both are based in Aberystwyth, and successful applicants will join a community of research postgraduates working on the digital humanities at the National Library of Wales. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Lorna Hughes (lorna.hughes@llgc.org) for more information.

1. PhD in Digital Humanities and Celtic Studies [read more...]

project: ShipShape: solid modelling and visualisation of the Newport Medieval Ship from 3D digital record

The Newport Ship, discovered in 2002, is the most substantial medieval ship found in Britain in modern times. Since its recovery, the thousands of timbers making up the find have been recorded using 3-dimensional recording arms to produce a digital record of the ship's structural elements. The reconstruction will involve using laser sintering to produce an exact 1:10 scale model of the ship. Research outputs will also include enhanced website information, journal articles and conference papers and the creation an exhibition in collaboration with Newport Museum and Heritage Service. [read more]

project: Heritage in Hospitals: An investigation of the therapeutic and enrichment potential of object handling in hospitals and other healthcare organisations

How does museum object handling affect wellbeing and recovery? Are patients in healthcare environments an appropriate audience for museums? Can the impact of handling sessions on patient wellbeing be measured? UCL Museums & Collections and University College London Hospitals have set out to answer these questions in the research project Heritage in Hospitals. With project partners, we are conducting research which for the first time will investigate the effect of handling museum objects on hospital patients’ wellbeing. [read more]

cfp: CfP: Second AMICUS Workshop on Motifs in Cultural and Scientific Narratives @ IC-ININFO 2011, Greece

Closing Date: 
30/06/2011

The 2nd AMICUS Workshop investigates the potential of a motif - as a metaphor for formulaic knowledge structures, and a complex expression of semantic content - applied to narrative discourse in literature, fairy tales, and scientific text. There is a wealth of ongoing research, aimed at creating knowledge schemes to encode higher-order content agglomerates which are semantically interpretable both by humans and machines. Without a doubt, advanced subject access in digital repositories would greatly benefit from the isolation and application of indexing expressions above the term level. [read more...]

event: Second AMICUS Workshop on Motifs in Cultural and Scientific Narratives @ IC-ININFO 2011, Greece

30/09/2011 09:00
30/09/2011 18:00

The 2nd AMICUS Workshop investigates the potential of a motif - as a metaphor for formulaic knowledge structures, and a complex expression of semantic content - applied to narrative discourse in literature, fairy tales, and scientific text. There is a wealth of ongoing research, aimed at creating knowledge schemes to encode higher-order content agglomerates which are semantically interpretable both by humans and machines. Without a doubt, advanced subject access in digital repositories would greatly benefit from the isolation and application of indexing expressions above the term level. [read more...]

Location

Please check the conference website http://www.icininfo.net
Greece

event: London Digital Humanities Group: Following the Money - 2 June 2011

02/06/2011 17:01

The next meeting of the London Digital Humanities Group will take place at Dr Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AR on Thursday 2 June at 5pm. The meeting will take the form of a panel discussion on the topic of:

'Following the Money: Funding Digital Humanities Projects in a Period of Austerity'. [read more...]

Location

Dr Williams's Library
14 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0AR
United Kingdom

job: 2 jobs at Glasgow School of Art: Head of Research; Head of Architecture

Application Deadline: 
17/06/2011

Head of Mackintosh School of Architecture
The Glasgow School of Art
Permanent
Competitive Salary

Providing leadership to one of the UK's most successful architecture schools, your strategic vision for the future of architectural education and research will build on our key academic strengths in learning and teaching, research, knowledge exchange and professional practice.

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Head of Research and Graduate School
The Glasgow School of Art
Permanent
Competitive Salary [read more...]

event: Performing Arts Digital Collections for the New Millennium International Workshop

09/06/2011 09:00
10/06/2011 18:00

Performing Arts Digital Collections for the New Millennium International Workshop

Register now: http://tinyurl.com/3tccl8l

Performing Arts Digital Collections for the New Millennium is the first in a series of international workshops planned by the ECLAP Project.
This event will take place in Brussels on the 9th and 10th of June, 2011, with the support of La Bellone Maison du Spectacle. [read more...]

Location

9-10 June 2011, La Bellone – Maison Du Spectacle
Rue de Flandre 46,
Bruxelles B-1000
Belgium

job: Make Money Writing Historical Tours for the iPhone!

Application Deadline: 
31/12/2011

Past Preservers is on the look out for passionate individuals who can utilize Crimson Bamboo’s unique new iPhone platform, Rama, to make history come alive!

Uniting popular history with archival photographs, Rama not only adds a historical narrative to the walking tour, but shows snapshots of the tour route as it actually appeared. It’s the only app that captures the experience of being in Chicago after the Great Fire, on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day, or in Shanghai’s French Concession in the roaring 20s. [read more...]

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