Applications are now being accepted for an 18-month Research Associate in Digital History on the Machines Reading Maps project based at The Alan Turing Institute in London. We are open to people with varied qualifications and previous experience (see job description for examples).
Machines Reading Maps will automatically generate datasets of text labels on large, digitized map collections and enriches these with various linked data. We then have a series of experiments, workshops, and research questions planned to tackle that test what we can do with map text as humanities data. Candidates will have opportunities to work with, and teach others, methods in computational image and text analysis.
Please share with colleagues who may be interested in working on a collaborative, trans-Atlantic project at the intersection of computational humanities, GIScience, and GLAM-related data science. There is a growing community of humanities and GLAM researchers affiliated with the Turing and the person in this role will have the chance to collaborate and learn with them as well as with staff at the cultural heritage institution project partners (USC Libraries, Library of Congress, National Library of Scotland, British Library). Project and role descriptions are copied below the signature.
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Applications must be received by midnight (UK) March 21.
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