08/10/2021
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Post Doctoral Researcher in Digital Humanities (OS200 Project)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Limerick
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    29/10/2021 12:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Ireland › Limerick
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Other

OFFER DESCRIPTION

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A relevant doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in digital humanities or computer science, with research experience in one or more of geography, geocomputation, history or heritage. The doctorate qualification must have a substantial digital and analytical component and if not yet awarded must be nearing completion (please provide data for Viva Voce).

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The University of Limerick wishes to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to the project 'OS200: Digitally Re-mapping Ireland’s Ordnance Survey Heritage'. 'OS200' aims to gather historic Ordnance Survey (OS) maps and texts to form a single digital corpus and a freely-accessible online resource. Doing so will enable a team of humanities researchers from across Ireland--north and south--to uncover otherwise hidden and forgotten aspects of the life and work of those from Britain and Ireland employed by the OS as they mapped and recorded landscapes and localities. Timed to coincide with the bicentenary of the OS in Ireland, the project will reappraise the historic impacts of the OS's mapping of Ireland and their lasting legacies. The 'OS200' project will use 21st-century technologies to digitally analyse and visualise how the OS operated on the ground, as surveyors encountered 'the surveyed'. The project is jointly funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The researcher will work under the guidance of the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators at the University of Limerick and in close collaboration with other project staff and partners across the island. The successful candidate will take responsibility for day-to-day management of certain aspects the 'OS200' project and will contribute actively to implementing the project outputs in close collaboration with the Principal and Co-Investigators. The researcher will ideally have a digital humanities or computer science background with an interest in historical and geographical research. Skillsets should include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other forms of spatial analysis including network analysis, geovisualisation and relevant programming languages. Knowledge and understanding of crowdsourcing techniques and IIIF would be advantageous. The researcher will also be required to assist with community engagement and public outreach elements of the project. The researcher will mainly work on the digitised 'OS200' source materials but will also be required to carry out some basic archival research in cooperation with project partners and the research staff based at Queen’s University Belfast.

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the PI, Dr Catherine Porter (Catherine.porter@ul.ie), to informally discuss the position. Please insert “Postdoc OS200” in the subject of your e-mail.

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Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

  • A relevant doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in digital humanities or computer science, with research experience in one or more of geography, geocomputation, history or heritage. The doctorate qualification must have a substantial digital and analytical component and if not yet awarded must be nearing completion (please provide data for Viva Voce).
  • Demonstrable experience of working with and analysing large digital datasets.
  • Demonstrable skills specific to spatial and/or network analysis.
  • Relevant publication record commensurate with experience (at least 1 peer-reviewed article as first/senior author or proven substantial contribution).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Evidenced ability to collaborate with other researchers, and/or experience of participation in interdisciplinary research projects.

Specific Requirements

  • Demonstrable programming skills specific to spatial and/or network analysis, crowdsourcing and IIIF.
  • A proven ability to determine and/or develop new methodologies specific to spatial analysis.
  • Experience of community engagement and public outreach.
  • Experience of archival research.
  • A knowledge and appreciation of linguistics, specifically Irish.
  • Experience in supervision and/or project management.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Limerick
Ireland
Limerick
Limerick
V94 T9PX
Limerick

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