Three PhD scholarships in internet research

The Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for three 3-year PhD scholarships. The successful candidates will be affiliated with the Peoples’ Internet (PIN) project sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation. The candidates are expected to begin October 1, 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter. (more…)

PhD student workshop: Collecting and analysing social media data

The ESRC-funded “Social Media – Developing Understanding, Infrastructure & Engagement” (ES/M001628/1) award based at the University of Aberdeen is organising a workshop for PhD student researchers in the social sciences to come together to explore the challenges of collecting and analysing social media data. The workshop will run over two days (June 16-17) and will commence at 11am on day 1, and conclude at 5pm on day 2. (more…)

Invitation to our next webinar

Dear friends,

the European Student Chapter (ESC) invites you to its next webinar on:

How to write successful journal manuscripts and convince the reviewer

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Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CEST (UTC 3:00 p.m.)

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Experienced reviewers and editors from information science and related fields will answer your questions and give you advice on how to improve your journal submissions and increase your manuscript’s chance to be published.

We are happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Dirk Lewandowski (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Prof. Dr. Loet Leydesdorff (Amsterdam School of Communications Research at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) & Prof. Dr. Isabella Peters (ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics & Kiel University, Germany) will speak about their experiences from the reviewers point of view and hand out advice on writing better journal manuscripts.

Do you already have some questions in mind that you always wanted to ask your journal manuscripts reviewers? Then don’t hesitate to send them to s.hartmann@hhu.de or agnes.mainka@hhu.de until May 31, 2016. The webinar is open and free to all.
So we can make sure that the most relevant questions will definitely be answered by the speakers on June 15, 2016, please visit the following website https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/escwebinar_jun2016/ and enter your full name!
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New Leaders Award

Are you a new ASIS&T member, in your first 3 years?  ASIS&T is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 New Leaders Program!

The New Leaders Award endeavors to recruit, engage and retain members and to identify members that have leadership potential and are interested in increasing their involvement in ASIS&T. Recipients will receive up to $1000 in travel expense reimbursement and free conference registration over two years.

Applications are due by May 15, 2016. (more…)

PhD student positions in Library and Information Science

One or two PhD student positions in Library and Information Science 

at the Department of Archival Science, Library and Information Science, Museology and Cultural Heritage Studies (ALM) with starting date September 1, 2016 at the earliest.

Education at the doctoral level consists of 4 years doctoral studentship (doktorandanställning). Doctoral students are expected to pursue their studies full-time and actively take part in the department’s activities. Departmental duties (typically teaching and administration) at a level of at most 20% can be included in the positions. (more…)

Call for Proposals – Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium

May 13-14, 2017
New York University

As stewards of a culture’s collective knowledge, libraries and archives are facing the realities of cataclysmic environmental change with a dawning awareness of its unique implications for their missions and activities. Some professionals in these fields are focusing new energies on the need for environmentally sustainable practices in their institutions. Some are prioritizing the role of libraries and archives in supporting climate change communication and influencing government policy and public awareness. Others foresee an inevitable unraveling of systems and ponder the role of libraries and archives in a world much different from the one we take for granted. Climate disruption, peak oil, toxic waste, deforestation, soil salinity and agricultural crisis, depletion of groundwater and other natural resources, loss of biodiversity, mass migration, sea level rise, and extreme weather events are all problems that indirectly threaten to overwhelm civilization’s knowledge infrastructures, and present information institutions with unprecedented challenges. (more…)

Two funded PhD scholarships

Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester, UK) and the Digital Transformations/Social Media Studies research group are offering two funded PhD scholarships, which would be of a particular interest to AoiR. Further information in the links below

1.Rethinking Digital Memory: New Technologies and EverydayPractices of Marginalised Communities in Manchester 2016

2. Devolution and Citizenship: Innovation, Power andTechnologies of the Self

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/research/research-study/scholarships/2016/devolution-and-citizenship-innovation-power-and-technologies-of-the-self.php

4 PhD positions in the Department of Culture and Media Studies

Open for applications: 4 PhD positions in the Department of Culture and Media Studies Ume? University!
http://www.kultmed.umu.se/om-institutionen/jobba-hos-oss/

– One PhD position in Ethnology (digital humanities is a prioritized field at the faculty)
– One PhD position in Literary Studies
– One PhD position in Museology
– One PhD position in Ethnology or Media and Communication Studies with focus on gender and disability