This Scholarship is affiliated with the ERC-funded project, RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700. It will focus on Natural Language Processing methods for the purpose of harvesting quantitative data of use to reception research; specifically, data relating to how women’s writing was read in the early modern period, sourced from secondary literature. For this position, we are seeking applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology, and with an interest in Digital Humanities. This PhD Scholar will be co-supervised by Dr. Marie-Louise Coolahan (English) and Dr. Paul Buitelaar (DERI/INSIGHT) at NUI Galway. As well as joining the RECIRC research team, s/he will be part of the Digital Arts & Humanities (DAH) programme at NUI Galway (see http://dahphd.ie). The DAH is a full-time interdisciplinary structured PhD programme drawing on the strengths of a consortium of Irish universities committed to digital scholarship and practice. The programme includes core and optional educational modules on digital tools and methodologies as well as a six-week practical placement in the third year. The successful candidate is expected to have practical experience with relevant NLP technologies for and approaches to information extraction.
This scholarship is worth €16,000, plus fees, per year for four years. It will commence in September 2014.
Further informal enquiries concerning these positions may be made by contacting Dr. Marie-Louise Coolahan: marielouise.coolahan at nuigalway.ie
To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae and statement of interest to martha.shaughnessy at nuigalway.ie Applications must be received on or before 5pm, Friday 30th May 2014. Please also arrange for two academic referees to write on your behalf to the same address before the above closing date. Late and incomplete applications cannot be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to a skype interview.
For further details, see: http://www.nuigalway.ie/english/recirc_phd_scholarship.html