Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 15:22:28 +0100 From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty-AT-kcl.ac.uk>\)" <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 www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/cch/research/publications/humanist.html www.princeton.edu/humanist/ Submit to: humanist-AT-princeton.edu  From: Alistair McCleery <a.mccleery-AT-NAPIER.AC.UK> (76) Subject: Funded Fellowship, Scottish Centre for the Book  From: Diego Calvanese <calvanese-AT-inf.unibz.it> (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 sapphire.ac.uk). Our current contemporary research clusters are: copyright and globalisation; small-nation publishing; and teenage reading. 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 a.mccleery-AT-napier.ac.uk 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) This message is intended for the addressee(s) only and should not be read, copied or disclosed to anyone else outwith the University without the permission of the sender. It is your responsibility to ensure that this message and any attachments are scanned for viruses or other defects. Napier University does not accept liability for any lossor damage which may result from this email or any attachment, or for errors or omissions arising after it was sent. Email is not a secure medium. Email entering the University's system is subject to routine monitoring and filtering by the University. Napier University is a registered Scottish charity. Registration number SC018373 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 15:06:08 +0100 From: Diego Calvanese <calvanese-AT-inf.unibz.it> Subject: PhD positions at KRDB Centre - Free Univ. of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy CALL FOR INTEREST PhD opportunities at the KRDB Research Centre <http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/> 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 <http://www.unibz.it/research/phdcourses/index.html?LanguageID=EN> (see "Public Competition Announcement for PhD courses - 24th cycle") and in the faculty PhD web page <http://www.unibz.it/inf/phdcs/index.html?LanguageID=EN>. 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 language. RESEARCH TOPICS The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data <http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/> 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 <http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/staff.php>. 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. THE KRDB RESEARCH CENTRE <http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/index.php> 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. CONTACTS 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 Email: calvanese-AT-inf.unibz.it Phone: +39-0471-016-160 Fax: +39-0471-016-009 To get in touch with the current PhD students, see <https://www.inf.unibz.it/phd/>.
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