Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital/Computational History

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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

Impresso - Media Monitoring of the Past II. Beyond Borders: Connecting Historical Newspapers and Radio is an interdisciplinary research project that leverages an unprecedented corpus of newspaper and radio archives, and uses machine learning to pursue a paradigm shift in the processing, semantic enrichment, representation, exploration and study of historical newspaper and radio collections across modalities, time, languages, and national borders.

Impresso is carried out by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital history (C2DH) and Swiss partners DHLAB at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) , the University of Lausanne’s History department, the University of Zürich’s Institute for Computational Linguistics . The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).

We are looking for a scholar in the field of computational humanities / digital history to complete our Luxembourg-based team. Impresso has the objective to innovate historical research practices through original research and through the design and development of novel interfaces to access enriched and semantically linked data across languages and modalities.

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