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Humanist Archives: March 7, 2022, 6:22 a.m. Humanist 35.571 - postdoc: Ai & historical photographs (Loughborough)

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        Date: 2022-03-07 05:28:08+00:00
        From: AEOLIAN Project <>
        Subject: Postdoc opportunity - EyCon (Visual AI and Early Conflict Photography)

Dear all,

I am recruiting a postdoc for EyCon (Visual AI and Early Conflict Photography),
a new project funded by the AHRC on the UK side and LABEX on the French side.

The position is from 1 May 2022 until 31 July 2023.

Search for "Eycon" on Loughborough University Vacancies page:

It will suit someone who has a PhD (or in near completion) in digital
humanities, archival science, social sciences, computer science or another field
related to the project.

Description of the project:

Recent digitisation efforts of historical photographs by archival institutions
have often been done in silo. This is an issue for researchers and archivists,
but it also raises the question of public uses of history when it comes to
contemporary perspectives on colonial/imperial warfare. Indeed, disconnected
visual repositories reinforce deeply entrenched notions of national
exceptionalism in France, Britain and in other states with a history of
international interventionism and expansionism. Drawing on advanced technologies
such as Artificial Intelligence, EyCon aims at connecting, analysing and
commenting on these divided repositories to increase the discoverability and
usability of overlooked and scattered material on colonial, imperial and
international armed conflicts up to 1918.

Project website:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at:<>

With best wishes,

Dr Lise Jaillant | Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
School of Social Sciences and Humanities | Loughborough University, UK

UK PI for three AHRC-funded projects:

  1.  EyCon<> (Visual AI and Early Conflict
Photography) in partnership with French researchers
  2.  AEOLIAN<> (UK/ US: AI for Cultural
  3.  AURA<> (Archives in the UK/ Republic of
Ireland & AI): “Bringing together Digital Humanists, Computer Scientists &
stakeholders to unlock cultural assets”

My latest article, co-authored with a computer scientist: “Unlocking digital
archives: cross-disciplinary perspectives on AI and born-digital data.” AI & Soc

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