Ref 2228/15 Research Associate in Digital Humanities, School of Humanities and Communication Arts

The Digital Humanities Research Group (DHRG) at the Western Sydney University is one of Australia’s leading and most dynamic inter-disciplinary digital humanities research clusters.

It is currently seeking a doctorally-qualified research associate with background in eighteenth-century literary studies, book history, history or cognate disciplines to work on the Australian Research Council-funded project ‘Mapping Print, Charting Enlightenment: Reinterpreting Eighteenth-Century European Culture through Historical Bibliometrics and Digital, Spatial and Textual Analysis’.

The project builds on the path-breaking ‘French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe’ (FBTEE) database project, which is hosted at Western Sydney University. It aims to reconstruct popular reading trends to revise understanding of European enlightenment and the transformational impact of print.

The successful applicant will work on a sub-project lasting 24 months entitled: ‘The Illegal Book Trade Revisited’. The role will involve in interpreting, recording and analysing a wide range of statistical materials on the illegal book trade; editing and standardisation of digital research data; and taxonomic classification of books.

The successful applicant will participate in the project’s programme of workshops, symposia and international conferences, both in speaking and organisational roles. They will also contribute to the publication of digital and traditional research outputs. These will include both individual and team outputs.

There is a possibility of a relocation package as per the university’s relocation policy.

Position Enquiries: Professor Simon Burrows, email: s.burrows@westernsydney.edu.au

Remuneration Package: Academic Level A $79,656 to $96,237 (comprising Salary $71,865 to $86,824, plus Superannuation, and Leave Loading)

Closing Date: 30 January 2016

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