Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 535. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com  From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Joint PhD on History and Philosophy of Computing (Lille and Kent) (41)  From: Stefan Krebs
Subject: 2 PhD candidates, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (107) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-03-12 07:11:13+00:00 From: email@example.com Subject: Joint PhD on History and Philosophy of Computing (Lille and Kent) Dear all, we are inviting applications for a 3-year funded joint PhD position in History and/or Philosophy of Computing in Université de Lille (France) and University of Kent (UK). We have some possible suggested topics (see below), but the theme is not fixed, so if you (or anyone you know) is interested in doing a PhD in History and/or Philosophy of Computing in Europe, please apply or let your colleagues know! =================================================== Joint PhD Scholarship on History and Philosophy of Computing (Université de Lille and University of Kent) We rely on computers to manage our communication, access to information, finances and even health. Despite recurring reports of software failures, programming mistakes and unintended consequences, most of our understanding of how computers work is of a highly technical nature. Consider, for example, the rich conceptual arsenal that programmers have developed to help them control what computers do. Where do these programming concepts, methods and practices come from? What are their inherent limitations? And can they provide a reliable way of controlling computers, as the word "science" in "computer science" suggests? We are inviting applications for a 3-year funded PhD position in History and/or Philosophy of Computing, jointly supervised by Liesbeth De Mol (CNRS - (UMR 8163, Université de Lille), Tomas Petricek (University of Kent) and Shahid Rahman (UMR 8163, Université de Lille).The position will be shared between Université de Lille and University of Kent in Canterbury in the framework of the call for proposals of co-supervised doctorates between I-site ULNE and the University of Kent. You will be expected to spend two years in Lille and one year in Canterbury. The scope of the project is open-ended and we encourage interested applicants to informally contact us as soon as possible in order to develop a more detailed research proposal. For sample possible research topics and information about how to apply, please see: http://hapoc.org/node/303 =================================================== Thanks, Tomas Petricek -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-03-11 16:20:08+00:00 From: Stefan Krebs Subject: 2 PhD candidates, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) 2 Doctoral candidates (PhD student) in the field of contemporary history/history of technology (M/F) * /Ref. 50012960 and ///50012961/ - (R-AGR-3499-10-C), Acronym: REPAIR/ * Fixed-term contract 14 months, renewable up to 4 years, full-time (40h/week) * Student and employee status (48 months studies programme) * Latest possible start date 1 September 2019 Your Role The candidate will be a member of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), which is one of the three Interdisciplinary Centres of Luxembourg University. The C²DH is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history. The PhD student will work under supervision of assistant professor Stefan Krebs in the FNR funded research project "Repairing Technology / Fixing Society? History of Maintenance and Repair in Luxembourg (1918-1990)" (C15/SC/12547405). The REPAIR project will be the first systematic historical study of repair practices, networks and infrastructures in the short 20^th century (c. 1918-1990). So far, repair and maintenance have been understudied sites and moments in the history of technology. The focus on innovation has obscured the importance of maintenance and repair; instead the bulk of research focused on design, manufacturing and use of technology. It is generally assumed that practices of repair and reuse have gradually declined along with the rise of 20th-century mass consumption societies. However, it is safe to argue that maintenance and repair have not become obsolete in modern consumer societies. And the recent repair movement, visible in local repair cafés and fix-it clinics, highlights the timeliness of studying the history of repair. The REPAIR project will analyse the changes and continuities in the history of maintenance and repair, using Luxembourg as a key example of a Western consumer society. The project encompasses three research strands: the first investigates the maintenance and repair of one of the quintessential 20^th century consumer technologies: the telephone; the second traces the decline of professional repair services; and the third focuses on the development of post-war self-repair practices, situated between leisure activity and political activism. Analysing the maintenance of technical infrastructures, urban repair offers and cultures of self-repair will advance our historical knowledge of the large material, organisational, knowledge and discursive investments needed to keep technologies functioning. By revealing when, why and how technical objects were maintained, repaired or scrapped, the project will provide crucial insights into the historical and political contexts of the emergence of consumer identities, the hidden societal and environmental dimensions of repair, and the quest for more sustainable consumption practices. Activities * Write a thesis on "Infrastructures of Repair: Maintaining the Telephone System in Luxembourg" OR "The Development of Urban Repair Networks: the City of Luxembourg and Esch-sur-Alzette" * Contribute to research in the field of contemporary history, history of technology and/or environmental history (and related fields) For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about C²DH, please visit: https://www.C2DH.uni.lu The job advertisements can also be found here: http://emea3.mrted.ly/23zm1, http://emea3.mrted.ly/23zn5 Your Profile * Master's degree or diploma in history, history of technology or related field * Good command of the following languages: English, French and/or German We offer * An interesting position within an international research centre; * Dynamic and multicultural research environment; * Personal work space at the University Further Information Candidates should submit the following documents: * Motivation letter * Curriculum vitae * Copies of diplomas * List of publications (if applicable) Please send your application online by *22 April 2019 *to email@example.com The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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