Digital Humanities Research Associate

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The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies seeks two Digital Humanities Research Associates to join a research group working on semantically enriched digital publications and historical spatio-temporal data. Applicants should have a background in Cultural Heritage Informatics and have experience in semantic web technologies and standards (RDF, SPARQL, OWL), including data modeling and transformation, preferably with the CIDOC-CRM and related ontologies. Software development experience in Java and web application development (Javascript, HTML5 etc.) highly preferred. Research Associates will collaborate with humanities scholars and other Digital Humanities researchers to implement a wide range of digital projects, including 3D reconstructions, geospatial mapping of historical data, and the building of knowledge graphs from scholarly publications and archival documents.

Terms

The appointment is for one year, renewable up to three. The stipend is $5,000 per month, plus a one-time supplement (maximum, $1,500) towards relocation expenses. DH Research Associates are also offered lunch five days a week, the computer hardware of their choice, as well as reimbursement for travel to conferences where they represent institutional projects.

Eligibility

Applicants must be fluent in English. A PhD or Master's degree in computer science, library science, data science or other fields relevant to Digital Humanities research is preferred.

Application

Applicants should upload their CV and a cover letter outlining their research interests and past experience. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will remain open until they are filled.

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