Postdoctoral Fellow in visual heritage and digital interfaces at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics.
The Department for Culture and Aesthetics is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Humanities with about 150 employees and 1000 students. Art History is located in the Manne Siegbahn-buildings together with History of Ideas, Literature, Music studies and Theatre/Performance studies. Art History as a research area is characterized by thematic, theoretical and chronological breadth and depth, with more than thirty active PhD candidates, lecturers, researchers and professors.
A postdoctoral research position within the project Sharing the Visual Heritage. Metadata, reuse and interdisciplinary research (funded by the Swedish Research Council) is available in Art History.
The research project Sharing the Visual Heritage. Metadata, reuse and interdisciplinary research addresses the interconnected challenges: the lack of metadata in culture heritage institution’s image collections, that results from academic research are not returned to the image collections and the absence of cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations. The overall purpose of this project is therefore to strengthen participatory and interdisciplinary research practices with the further aim of developing the production of metadata in our visual heritage. In short, this project will delineate methods for open and participatory data to link the researchers’ collections (new metadata) to existing collections, while also connecting different researchers. This four-year interdisciplinary project is performed by an art historian, a computer and systems sciences researcher and experts from two cultural heritage institutions in Sweden. See further: www.metadataculture.se
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. This position is 100 % research within the project described above. The position may also include teaching in Art history.
The applicant should formulate a research plan (max 3 pages) which outline the proposed research project and its relation to the project Sharing the Visual Heritage. Metadata, reuse and interdisciplinary research.
The candidate will have an important role in the research project. Presence at seminars and other activities within the research project are expected.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.