PhD student in the program '(Digital) Cultural Heritage Studies'(1.0 FTE)
However, this new type of heritage needs critical discussion. The digital environment in which the past is presented and analyzed is not without bias. Inspired by the critical turn in the field of heritage studies, we perceive digital cultural heritage as a social practice that is produced and prescribed by sociocultural agendas and power structures. At the same time, many of these interactive mediums and platforms have been heralded as potential drivers of public participation and ‘shared authority’. We are still unclear as to the significance of digitization for the heritage sector.
Prospective candidates are invited to develop a research project in the broad field of digital heritage studies. Proposals may range from a critical analysis of the politics of digital heritage infrastructures to an exploration of the consequences of applying digital methodologies (e.g. text mining) to on-line historical repositories.
The position can be offered for 1.0 FTE, start date from 1 June 2017 onwards. The appointment is for an initial period of 18 months which, after a satisfactory first period, will be extended by another 18 months (3 years in total), with a gross monthly salary on a fulltime basis starting at €2,191 in the first year, ending at €2,672 in the third year, consistent with the Collective Employment Agreement for Dutch Universities.
Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are set by the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities. More information: working at Utrecht University.
About the organization
The Faculty of Humanities has approximately 900 employees and 7000 students. The faculty covers four areas of knowledge: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Cultural Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication.
Through education and research in these areas the faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe within an ever changing social and cultural context. Our enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent facilities in Utrecht’s historic centre, where the faculty has its home, make for an inspiring working climate.
Enquiries can be made to dr. Jaap Verheul, firstname.lastname@example.org or dr. Gertjan Plets, email@example.com. An extended research description is available upon request.
The application deadline is 28 April 2017, 23:59 PM CET.
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