Relating to data through visualisation: 3 funded PhD studentships in the UK

Relating To Data: understanding data through visualisation is a network of three funded PhD studentships which focuses on how people relate to data through their visualisation, the narratives and meanings people attach to visualisations and the potential understanding produced by them. The successful candidates will be located at one of the universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York, depending on the studentship for which they apply (see below). The network brings together supervisors with expertise in data visualisation, big data/data power and user-centred digital design with two world-leading and award-winning data visualisation agencies, Clever-Franke ( and Visualising Data ( As such it provides exciting opportunities for three PhD students interested in the social scientific study of data in society.

The network is funded by the UK?s ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) WRDTC (White Rose Doctoral Training Centre). As such, it is only open to UK and EU nationals. Applicants who have been resident in the UK for three years prior to the start date will be eligible for a fees + maintenance award; applicants not resident in the UK for the three years prior to the start date will be eligible for a fees only award.

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Call for Student Papers: Indexing and retrieval of non-textual information

“Winners will receive a Best Student Paper award and $500 cash prize”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, April 4, 2016

FINALIST NOTIFICATION: Friday, April 15, 2016

FINALIST PRESENTATIONS: Wednesday, April 27 or Thursday, April 28, 2016


The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for Arts and Humanities (SIG-AH) and the Special Interest Group for Visualization, Images, & Sound (SIG-VIS) are seeking previously unpublished papers for a Master’s and a PhD student research paper award. Finalists will be invited to present their research at the Second Virtual Symposium on Information and Technology in the Arts and Humanities (April 27 and 28) and winners will receive a Best Student Paper award and $500 cash prize. Finalist presentations and papers will be archived with other material from the event and published in a formal 2016 Symposium Proceedings. (more…)

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Digital Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging – Open Positions PhD and PostDoc

There are 3 Phd positions available and one Postdoc position available within the project “Digital Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging”(CONNECTINGEUROPE). This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), by way of a Consolidator Grant awarded to the principal investigator (PI) Prof. dr. Sandra Ponzanesi (Professor of Gender and Postcolonial Studies, Utrecht University, the Netherlands) and will be running at Utrecht University, the Netherlands from 2016-2021.

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altmetrics15: 5 years in, what do we know?

Call for contributions: altmetrics15 workshop

Altmetrics intend to measure impact of scholars and scholarly documents not captured by traditional bibliometrics, which are usually restricted to counting peer-reviewed journal articles and citations within them. Five years after the publication of the altmetrics manifesto, it seems time to take stock of altmetrics. The goal of this year’s workshop is to provide a platform to discuss scholarly research related to altmetrics and to foster collaboration between researchers and practitioners, focusing on lessons learned as well as future challenges. (more…)

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Out now: Newsletter June 2015

Hey there,

we are happy to present you the summer newsletter of the European Student Chapter.

Topics of ESC_Newsletter_Jun15 are:
– the ESC community – membership, election of the ESC board in Semptember
– “I was at..” – four students report on their conference attendance
– the ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2016 in Copenhagen
– News on upocoming events, conferences and awards
– Information on our YouTube channel

Download the ESC_Newsletter_Jun15 as PDF.

Have a nice summer
Your ESC board

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Best Student Paper Award Call for Submissions

First Annual Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group – Information Ethics and Policy (SIG-IEP) Best Student Paper Award Call for Submissions

The Special Interest Group for Information Ethics and Policy (SIG-IEP) (formally SIG-IFP) is proud to announce its first Best Student Paper Award. The winner will receive a Best Student Paper award and a $200.00 cash prize. (more…)

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