Gepubliceerd op 02-05-2017

Vacature: Pre-PhD fellow CREATE – Digital Music History (Deadline 22 May)

The Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity and the Department of Media Studies of the Faculty of Humanities are looking for a pre-PhD fellow in the area of Digital Music History (1850-1950) as part of the project European Performing Arts Dataverse (EPAD). EPAD is a subproject in the research program Creative Amsterdam: An E-Humanities Perspective (CREATE), supervised by prof. Rens Bod, prof.  Lia van Gemert, prof. Joep Leerssen, prof. Julia Noordegraaf, dr. Jaap Kamps, prof. James Symonds and prof.  Maarten de Rijke. The Pre-PhD fellow will be supervised by prof.  Joep Leerssen (European Studies) and dr. Rutger Helmers (Musicology).

Job description
The researcher will develop a computational analysis of Dutch opera repertoire that provides novel insights into the dissemination of styles and genres in Europe during the period 1850-1950. A digitized database of the Dutch opera repertoire will be established during the working period of this research, as part of the EPAD project and the CREATE research programme. Coordinating and contributing to the digitized database is part of the remit.

EPAD (European Performing Arts Dataverse) is one of the three core themes in the CREATE program, and aims to develop a virtual research environment in which heterogeneous performing arts data (1600 to the present) are connected and harmonized. CREATE is a research programme using large-scale digital data and techniques to investigate how cultural industries have shaped Amsterdam’s unique position as a Creative City in a European and global context, from the 17th century until the present day. 

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • a research oriented master’s degree (MSc or MA) completed before August 31st, 2017;
  • a strong background or demonstrable interest in music history and the social, cultural and commercial circuits in which music was produced and disseminated;
  • proven interest and skills in digital methods and techniques with regard to humanities research;
  • research experience, or a track record of project based work, and the ability to function in a multidisciplinary team.

Further information
For any additional information, contact the project leader:

The EPAD project description is available upon request.

Temporary appointment for 9 months (1 September 2017 until 1 June 2018) at the Department of Mediastudies of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam.

Job application
Applications should include in a single PDF file:

  • a statement of ideas for pilot research projects (up to 500 words);
  • a letter of motivation;
  • up to three letters of recommendations;
  • an up-to-date CV;
  • a copy of diploma.

Applications must be sent as attachments via “Apply Now” (see below) before 22 May 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed mid-June, 2017.

No agencies please

More information and application: www.uva.nl

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