The Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany has an opening for a short-term research stay (6 months, 50%) in the area of controlled vocabularies for historical research.
The Leibniz Institute of European History is a renowned independent research institution, which carries out and promotes historical studies on the foundations of Europe in Early Modern and Modern times. It is located in Mainz, Germany. The Institute is also actively working to create the foundations necessary for digitally-enabled research in history and theology. Among other projects, the Institute is a partner in the European DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, http://dariah.eu/) initiative and its German component, DARIAH-DE (http://de.dariah.eu/).
In the context of DARIAH-DE, we are offering a six-month research stay, beginning (preferably) in June 2013. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work in the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities. This position is located in a DARIAH sub-project concerned with the design and development of controlled vocabularies for historical research; in particular, you will be working on a controlled vocabulary for describing historical place types. You will also be involved in the organization of an international expert workshop on this topic.
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