ISFAR sessions at the Australian Historical Association Conference

ISFAR is pleased to announce that it will convene a French Australian Relations stream at the Australian Historical Association’s annual conference, which will be held in Toowoomba, Queensland from 8-12 July 2019. The conference theme this year is ‘Local Communities, Global Networks’. For further details and the Call for Papers, click here.

Please direct any questions to Pauline Georgelin at isfarinc@gmail.com

Ref 2227/15 Research Associate in Digital Humanities, School of Humanities and Communication Arts

The Digital Humanities Research Group (DHRG) at 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 associates 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. 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 18 months entitled: ‘Mapping the French Novel: An Experiment in Academic Crowd-Sourcing’. The role will include designing and leading a six-month experiment in crowd-sourcing; identification and digital curation of key sources; editing and standardisation of digital research data; taxonomic classification of books; and data entry and data analysis.

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

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

ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Prize

ASFS/AJFS POSTGRADUATE PRIZE

The Australian Society for French Studies and the Australian Journal of French Studies are pleased to announce a new co-sponsored ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Prize.

A prize of $500 will be awarded for the best article (4,000-6,000 words inc. notes) by a postgraduate student on any aspect of French Studies (except French language studies). The prize will normally be awarded annually and the winning article will be published in a ‘miscellaneous’ issue of AJFS.

Applicants must be enrolled in a research higher degree at an Australian university and be a member of ASFS. Articles may be written in English or French and must be presented according to AJFS style guidelines (see the AJFS website at http://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk). They will be assessed by a joint ASFS/AJFS judging committee which may call upon relevant expertise in its deliberations.

The deadline for submissions for the inaugural prize is Friday July 31, 2015. The winner will be announced in December 2015.

Submissions and enquiries relating to the ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Prize should be directed to ASFS’s Secretary, Dr Tess Do dot@unimelb.edu.au.

Alistair Rolls (President, ASFS)

Brian Nelson (Editor, AJFS)

Job Opening (Casual Tutor)

UTS’s School of International Studies seeks to hire a somebody to teach in their Francophone Studies division. The job entails teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced level French language and culture classes as well as supervising students via distance (email/skype) as they complete research projects (in English) during their study abroad year. Candidates must be willing and prepared to teach in a Francophone-centric program that prepares students to study abroad in France, Quebec and Switzerland. The ability to do research-informed teaching in one or more of the following areas is an asset: visual culture, performance studies, everyday culture, spatial studies. Candidates must have near-native French and English.

For further information or to apply, please contact Julie Robert; Julie.Robert@uts.edu.au or 02 9514 1287.

AFTV/FATFA Conference Program July 25-26, 2014

The AFTV/FATFA conference program has now been finalised. The conference theme is, “VIVRE LE FRANÇAIS AU 21E SIECLE: TRANSITION, INNOVATION, COLLABORATION” and runs from 25 to 26 July at the University of Melbourne. See below for the program or for more details http://www.aftv.vic.edu.au/component/content/article/35-professional-learning-2014/316-2014-aftvfatfa-conference.html 

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