Two Post Doctorate positions in the Living Archives project (due Dec, 2013)

Update: deadline for these two positions have now passed. Thanks for your interest.

Two Post Doctorate positions with the Living Archives project have been announced, one at the Faculty of Technology and Society and one at the Faculty of Culture and Society. A brief description of these positions can be found below.

The Post Doctorate based in the Faculty of Technology and Society will address the creation and use of archives, combined with open data aspects. Relevant aspects include metadata, linked data, mobile devices, physiological data, gaming and crowdsourcing. Further, it is relevant to explore how to mobilize the archive by moving it onto mobile platforms and explore how live data communicated by mobile devices might become instant archives. Ideally, prototype development and evaluation will be combined with critical perspectives in order to establish tools, methods, and best practices in this area. The Post Doc may propose a sub project relevant to the goals of the Living Archives project, or he/she may choose to collaborate actively with one of the sub projects already existing in the Living Archives project.

Read more about the Post Doctorate position at the Faculty of Technology and Society. Due Dec 10, 2013.

The Post Doctorate based in the Faculty of Culture and Society will take a social, cultural and critical perspective on archives. This candidate should have a background in cultural studies, memory studies, artistic or performance research, media and communication studies, or closely related subject area. This person might analyze how digital archives for cultural heritage can become social resources, how they can facilitate social change, create cultural awareness and collective collaboration. She or he might also attend to those archiving practices that are not institutionalized or formally recognized: diverse, heterogeneous archiving practices that occur constantly but are largely unacknowledged. Contemporary practices associated with mobile media, storytelling, gaming, open data, and performance are relevant. The Post Doc may propose a particular sub project relevant to a specific archive or set of archiving practices, or they may choose to collaborate actively with one of the sub projects already existing in the Living Archives project.

Read more about the Post Doctorate position at the Faculty of Culture and Society. Due Dec 12, 2013.

Both Post Doctorates will gain experience of working collaboratively with other researchers and establish contacts both nationally and internationally. We encourage interested applicants to consult the details of the Living Archives project found at livingarchives.mah.se/about/

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