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Humanist Archives: Sept. 21, 2021, 7:21 a.m. Humanist 35.255 - postdoc in digital editions (Cork, Ireland)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 255.
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        Date: 2021-09-20 11:22:51+00:00
        From: O'Sullivan, James <>
        Subject: Postdoc in digital editions (Cork, Ireland)

Dear colleagues,

The C21 Editions project (IRC/W001489/1) is seeking a full-time Post-Doctoral
Researcher with expertise in scholarly editing, digital humanities or relevant
disciplines to make a significant contribution to its research activities over
the next 2.5 years. C21 Editions is seeking to explore and make a direct
contribution to the future of digital scholarly editing and digital publishing.
When academics mention “scholarly editions”, they are typically referring to
expertly curated textual resources or collections, designed to bring some sense
of order or meaning to a particular set of materials. One of the major
achievements of the digital humanities is the role its community has played in
bringing scholarly editions to digital and web-based platforms, improving their
research, pedagogical, and societal value through greater dissemination and
access. However, despite all that has been achieved in the three or so decades
since DH emerged, the digital scholarly edition is now in danger of becoming
obsolete in an increasingly digital world. Most existing digital editions and
publishing platforms mimic the structure of books, presenting static content in
a page-based structure. This project aims to remedy that situation by engaging
with experts and stakeholder groups in order to establish the methods and
principles for developing the scholarly digital editions of the future.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in scholarly editions and digital
scholarly editing or a relevant discipline, as well as a PhD qualification in a
relevant field. A background in literary and/or cultural studies is also
desirable. While not essential, the ideal candidate will be interested in the
application of participatory research methods and have a familiarity with or
willingness to develop skills in thematic analysis and design thinking.

The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Digital Humanities
at University College Cork (UCC), but will be expected to travel to and work
with collaborators at the University of Sheffield’s Digital Humanities
Institute. The successful candidate must be able to begin work in early January

Salary: ~€38,630 - €45,942 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

For an information package and to apply see The job is
posted under Research vacancies (job ID: 049751).

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr James O’Sullivan, Department
of Digital Humanities, Email: .

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on
Thursday, 4 November 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

Dr James O'Sullivan H. Dip., M.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.
Lecturer in Digital Arts & Humanities, University College Cork

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