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PhD Calls

Apply for PhD scholarships at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.

Document Management for MLA (ABM)

11 December 2014

Royal School of Library and Information Science invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in Document Management for MLA (ABM) in Copenhagen or Aalborg to be filled by April 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Concurrently with the development of digital media, community-inclusive and participatory trends are evolving in the practices of cultural heritage institutions; at the same time, institutions tend to strive to preserve their research-based authority in terms of cataloguing, storage and retrieval, often directed mainly or exclusively towards researchers. The aim of this project should be to study the role of public generated metadata by way of, for example, tagging and crowdsourcing and concomitantly, the challenges of building related web archives and databases outside the classic memory institutions. Keywords:

  • Cultural Heritage institutions
  • Participatory culture
  • User-generated metadata, databases and/or web archives


Deadline for application: January 20, 2015 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).

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Information Science

11 December 2014

Royal School of Library and Information Science in Aalborg invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in Information Science to be filled by April 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Today, the user, the information system and the communicative context interweave in a dense and complex digital informational environment, aka "information ecology". The aim of this project should be to study,

A) the processes involved in the interaction between users and system in modern everyday information seeking, taking into consideration how other users might contribute to the processes, and,

B) the cognitive and social processes leading to the need for information.

The successful applicant is expected to demonstrate both theoretical reflections on the relation between user(s), system and social context and capability in developing prototypes of interfaces that include these aspects. Keywords:

  • Information ecology
  • Information systems
  • Interfaces at the crossroads between user, system and social context
  • Computer science

Deadline for application: January 20, 2015 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).

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PhD position in Egyptology

13 November 2014

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in Egyptology to be filled by 1 March 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is opened in the framework of the research project “The Economy and Infrastructure of Tomb Construction in the Egyptian New Kingdom”, financed by the Velux Foundation. The principal investigator of the project is Associate Professor Fredrik Hagen.

The project seeks to analyse large-scale construction projects as a way of modelling socio-economic behaviour, as well as to elucidate the ancient history of some of the most famous monuments of New Kingdom Egypt. By collecting, translating and contextualising administrative documents produced during the building of private and royal tombs, including unpublished hieratic papyri and ostraca, the project aims to link the written evidence with the better-known archaeology of the monuments themselves.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have sound philological skills (including a good command of Middle and Late Egyptian, as well as demonstrable training in the hieratic script) and preferably experience of working with hieratic documents. Archaeological experience is desirable as the position will entail some fieldwork at Thebes and Saqqara.

The application should include a proposal outlining the overall themes, sources, methodology, theories and expected outcomes of the PhD project as well as a time-plan.

For questions about the academic aspects of the project and the position, please contact the PI of the research project (Dr Fredrik Hagen; hagen@hum.ku.dk). For questions regarding the application procedure please contact the PhD School of the Faculty of Humanities (phdadmission@hum.ku.dk).

Application deadline: 6 January, 2015 at 23.59 (CET)

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