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Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 15:22:28 +0100
From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty              <>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Subject: 22.058 fellowship; PhD positions
To: <humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU>

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 58.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to:

   [1]   From:    Alistair McCleery <a.mccleery-AT-NAPIER.AC.UK>         (76)
         Subject: Funded Fellowship, Scottish Centre for the Book

   [2]   From:    Diego Calvanese <>            (84)
         Subject: PhD positions at KRDB Centre - Free Univ. of Bozen-
                 Bolzano, Italy

         Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 15:04:56 +0100
         From: Alistair McCleery <a.mccleery-AT-NAPIER.AC.UK>
         Subject: Funded Fellowship, Scottish Centre for the Book

Scottish Centre for the Book,
Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Napier University has been awarded two Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellowships
to be held for 9-12 months with Fellows to arrive here no earlier than 1
October 2008 and no later than 1 February 2010. It is hoped that one of
these will be held within the Scottish Centre for the Book.

The Leverhulme Visiting Fellow will be a post-doctoral academic researcher
(or of equivalent status) who is not a UK citizen and is permanently
resident in any country other than the UK. The selection of suitable
candidates by Napier is subject to approval by the Leverhulme Trust.

Fellows are encouraged not only to conduct research but also to give
lectures and seminars, and to participate in the intellectual life of the
institution. The intention is to stimulate research activities and
intellectual links between the visitor and the Scottish Centre for the Book.
In book history, we have ongoing projects on: reading in Scotland in the
twentieth century; the book in Scotland 1880-2000; print culture links with
the Scottish diaspora; the role of literary magazines in political and
cultural debate; women authors and their publishers; the manuscript
tradition of the Teutonic Knights; German and Low Countries scientific
publishing in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; censorship and the
novel; the development of the paperback; and oral history approaches to book
history (see Our current contemporary research clusters
are: copyright and globalisation; small-nation publishing; and teenage

The Fellowship carries an allowance for subsistence expenses of up to GBP 1,800
per month, the actual amount to depend on the amount of income or grant, if
any, available to the Fellow from other sources. NB. These funds do not
constitute a salary. The awards enable work on a specific range of research
activities for a period of fixed duration and therefore should not be
construed as a contract of employment.

An allowance is available for subsistence, at GBP 390 per month, for an
accompanying spouse or partner who is not in receipt of other income and who
must plan to spend at least six months in the UK. A return fare (normally
the cheapest return air fare available or two one-way tickets if these are
more economical) will be provided for the Fellow and accompanying spouse or
partner. Up to GBP 750 for travel and subsistence within the UK, away from
Edinburgh, will be available for the Fellow so that he or she can attend
conferences or undertake research trips.

Fellows must have secured a doctorate, or be equivalently qualified, at the
time of taking up the Fellowship. There is no age limit. However, the scheme
is primarily intended to support younger, less experienced researchers, who
have not yet spent an extended period in the UK, to enable them to develop
skills and experience. Hence, those with more than eight years of
postdoctoral experience would not normally be considered suitable
recipients. They must be citizens of and permanently resident in any country
other than the UK, and intend to return to that country at the end of their
Fellowship. The tenure of a Fellowship must be for a minimum of nine and a
maximum of twelve consecutive months. No additional funds will be available
from the Leverhulme Trust. No Fellow may be nominated for a subsequent
Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellowship.

The closing dates for applications by email to is
noon (BST) on 28 June 2008. Please attach: a) a brief curriculum vitae =AD
maximum two pages on career and one listing publications; b) a one-page
summary of (i) the proposed research and (ii) its compatibility with current
work within the Scottish Centre for the Book ; c) an indication of the
proposed duration of the Fellowship (9 to 12 months) and d) an indication if
the candidate will be drawing on any other sources of income or grants
during the Fellowship period.

Napier University is the best modern university in Scotland and 5th in the UK.
(Guardian University Guide 2009)

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         Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 15:06:08 +0100
         From: Diego Calvanese <>
         Subject: PhD positions at KRDB Centre - Free Univ. of 
Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


PhD opportunities at the KRDB Research Centre
Faculty of Computer Science
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
The Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of
Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) offers regular openings for studentships for its
PhD program. Up-to-date information about how to apply for the PhD
program and the studentship - including deadlines, number of positions
and necessary documents - can be found in the university PhD web page
(see "Public Competition Announcement for PhD courses - 24th cycle")
and in the faculty PhD web page

The grant amounts roughly to 45,000 Euro over the three years of the
PhD. Substantial extra funding is available for participation in
international conferences, schools, and workshops. The faculty of
Computer Science and its PhD program are entirely based on the English


The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data
<> of the faculty of Computer Science
invites applicants to the PhD program to get in touch with the
research group, in order to have a better understanding of the
possible research activities in which prospective students may be
involved. Relevant research topics in the centre are the following:

   * Computational Logic and Deductive Databases
   * Computational Logic and Constraint Programming
   * Data and Information Integration
   * Description Logics and Ontology Languages
   * Efficient Reasoning Algorithms for Description Logics
   * Intelligent Access to Web Resources
   * Logic Based Approaches to Natural Language Understanding
   * Logic-Based Modelling of Biological Knowledge
   * Natural Language Processing
   * Ontology Development and Evaluation
   * P2P Database Integration
   * Query Answering in Distributed Environments
   * Semistructured Data Management
   * Temporal Logics and Temporal Databases

Other research topics are listed in the personal web pages of the
members of the KRDB Centre, see

The research activities in the KRDB research centre require good
knowledge of Logic and of Foundations of Databases, and some
knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and of Knowledge Representation.
Good knowledge of English is also preferred.


In recent years, knowledge and data base applications have
progressively converged towards integrated technologies which try to
overcome the limits of each single discipline. To be useful in
realistic applications, a modern knowledge representation and
reasoning system must be able to handle large data sets, and to
provide expressive query languages. On the other hand, the information
stored on the Web, in digital libraries, and in data warehouses is now
very complex and with deep semantic structures, thus requiring more
intelligent modelling languages and methodologies, and reasoning
services on those complex representations to support design,
management, flexible access, and integration.

The KRDB Research Centre was founded in 2002, and it now comprises 12
research staff and 9 PhD students. The centre aims at being an
international centre of excellence in basic and applied research on
KRDB technologies and at proposing to selected enterprises innovative
ideas and technologies based on the developed research. The KRDB
centre participated in national and international projects, it is
currently involved in two European projects and three European
Networks of Excellence, and it is a member of the Advisory Committee
of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The international prestige of
the centre is evidenced by the participation of its members as
conference and PC chairs, editors of international journals, invited
speakers at international events, and by their publication score in
international journals and conferences.


To get in contact with the KRDB Research Centre, send an email to:

    Prof. Diego Calvanese
    Faculty of Computer Science
    Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
    Piazza Domenicani, 3
    I-39100 Bolzano, Italy
    Phone: +39-0471-016-160
    Fax: +39-0471-016-009

To get in touch with the current PhD students, see


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