20.096 doctoral fellowships at Darmstadt; postdoc at Virginia

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 12:33:23 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 96.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Fotis Jannidis" <jannidis_at_linglit.tu- (39)
         Subject: post-graduate program Topology of Technology

   [2] From: "Jerome J. McGann" <jjm2f_at_cms.mail.virginia.edu> (13)
         Subject: postdoc at Virginia

         Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 08:14:46 +0100
         From: "Fotis Jannidis" <jannidis_at_linglit.tu-darmstadt.de>
         Subject: post-graduate program Topology of Technology

Topology of Technology

announcing 18 doctoral fellowships

The newly founded interdisciplinary post-graduate college / graduate
school "Topology of Technology" at the University of Technology Darmstadt,
Germany, announces 18 doctoral fellowships, starting Oct. 1, 2006, and
running for 2 years with an option of a third year.

The program is organized by teachers from the subjects of history,
sociology, philosophy, literature and language, mechanical engineering,
informatics, and civil/construction engineering. It focuses on the
relationship between technology and space - at present, in history, and in
a possible future. It has five thematic foci:

- Information Technology and the Topology of the Network Society
- Technological Spaces of the Body and the Perception of Space
- The Circulation of Materials - Mobility - Tourism
- Topologies of Technology and Forms of Representation
- Fields of Power and the Role of Technology

The program is primarily financed by the German Research Council (DFG);
see www.dfg.de. According to its rules, applicants should generally not
exceed 28 years of age, but exceptions may be granted. Monthly stipends
range between 1,000 and 1,365 euros.

All applicants need to have a Master degree or the equivalent thereof.
Since course work and seminars are carried out in both German and English,
it is expected that applicants are willing to learn to read and understand
spoken German. Fellows need to take up their residence in Darmstadt or the

Applications are only accepted in electronic form. They should include (1)
a CV, (2) copies of academic diplomas, (3) a short description (max. 5
pages) of the planned doctoral dissertation, and (4) the names and
addresses of two university professors who are willing to act as reference
persons. Please send your application no later than

July 28, 2006

to topologie_at_ifs.tu-darmstadt.de. Please make sure that it includes a
personally formulated explanation why you are particularly interested in
the topic of the post-graduate college / graduate school. If you have any
questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the directors: Petra Gehring
(gehring_at_phil.tu-darmstadt.de) or Mikael H=E5rd (hard_at_ifs.tu-darmstadt.de).

More information about the research and teaching program of the
post-graduate college / graduate school may be found under

         Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 08:15:29 +0100
         From: "Jerome J. McGann" <jjm2f_at_cms.mail.virginia.edu>
         Subject: postdoc at Virginia

A POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION, up to one year, for a scholar to
work in developing software that maps the phonetic structure of
English language texts, especially poetical texts. The software
(called "Juxta": http://nines.org/tools/juxta.html ) is already well
developed as a tool for comparing and collating equivalent
texts. The project is to move in a further direction using the
phonetic resources of either the online OED or Wordnet, or possibly
some similar resource.
The work is being developed by University of Virginia's Applied
Research in Patacriticism tools development group.
The research stipend will be keyed to the scholar's experience and
expertise. The position can be taken up at any time from January
2007. For further information contact: Jerome McGann (jjm2f_at_virginia.edu)
Received on Mon Jul 10 2006 - 08:04:00 EDT

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