Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO)St. Petersburg
Visiting Researcher in Digital Humanities
ITMO University‘s Digital Humanities Center (DHC) invites applications for the position of a Visiting Researcher in Digital Humanities.
DHC is seeking for applicants with a strong academic background in a relevant humanities discipline, including publications of high-quality peer-reviewed research, as well as participation in or leading of digital humanities (DH) projects. Applicants are expected to initiate own projects. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome.
You will work in a team of young DH professionals and motivated interdisciplinary students at one of Russia‘s leading higher education and research institutions. DHC is open to any kinds of cooperation with researchers, such as public city events, collaborations with Russian and international institutions, students‘ involvement and other activities of different formats. Duration of a visit depends on the fellowship option selected by an applicant and will be based on their merits. The position is based in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Applications are welcomed from digital humanities specialists working in the following subject areas:
Mapping and GeoHumanities
Data Visualization Methods
Database Design and Development
Cultural Data Mining and Analysis
Big Data and Humanities
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Research Methods in Cultural Contex
Visiting researcher‘s job responsibilities are:
To conduct research within the digital humanities field and contribute to the overall research performance of the University through the production of measurable outputs including application for funding, publication in national academic journals and conference digests, and the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students
To develop research objectives and proposals for their own work or joint research, including research funding proposals
To present conference/seminar papers at the local and national level
To participate in the University‘s research activities
Short-term and long-term research fellowships are held under ITMO University Fellowship and Professorship Program, which is open for proposals: fellowship.itmo.ru
About ITMO University and DH Center
ITMO University (Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics) is a major state university in St. Petersburg and one of Russia‘s National Research Universities. ITMO is also one of the 15 Russian universities selected to participate in the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 by the Government of the Russian Federation to enhance their international competitiveness among the world‘s leading research and educational centers.
ITMO University‘s international Digital Humanities Center conducts research and digital projects on cultural data, its acquisition, manipulation, and storage. We work with statistical analysis and interpretation, as well as dissemination of cultural data artifacts through visual and narrative means. Among our projects are a retrospective visualization of key St. Petersburg landmarks; the book Generation Z on Digital Culture; a data visualization project for the GULAG History Museum; and Fortepan Russia. We also promote the digital humanities culture by giving open lectures in collaboration with IT professionals, humanities specialists, DH researchers and practitioners in St. Petersburg.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Professor Antonina Puchkovskaia,
Head of Digital Humanities Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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