Open for applications: 4 PhD positions in the Department of Culture and Media Studies Ume? University!
– 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
This was the hashtag in the last days which has brought our information science community slightly closer.
The story behind this hashtag is the faculty decision on the closure of the information science department at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. The dean himself said that the faculty council always have to decide between disappointing decisions when there is the need to economize and to cut a professor’s position at the faculty. He has decided to cut the position of Prof. Wolfgang G. Stock, who is the only professor at the department on information science in Düsseldorf and to close the department which was responsible for four degree programs, in the same vein.
This is a hard and radical decision which the dean and the faculty council have to take. As there are objective arguments for and against the closure of the information science department in Düsseldorf an open discussion is needed. (more…)
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 (https://www.cleverfranke.com/) and Visualising Data (http://www.visualisingdata.com/). 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.
Doctoral researchers working on privacy, data protection,
security, surveillance and ethics are invited to participate in the first
Interdisciplinary Summer school on Privacy (ISP 2016) to be held from
July 10-15, 2016 in Berg en Dal (The Netherlands), close to Radboud
Trieste Italy August 1-12, 2016
“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…)
Authors are invited to submit paper abstracts (up to 1500 words); poster, panel, demonstration, workshop, dissertation (PhD forum) and student showcase abstracts (up to 750 words) to the conference Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA) which will be held at the University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia, 13-17 June 2016. (more…)