University Assistant (prae doc), Universität Wien

University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of History (Reference number: 6770)

Universität Wien

Application deadline: 31st August 2016

Digital Humanities is a newly-established professorship within the Department of History at the University of Vienna, with strong links to the ongoing activities of the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH) based at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). The Digital Humanities research program on the ways in which digital tools and methods can be used to support and advance a better understanding of history. One of our current focuses is on digital prosopography – how to represent and model information about historical people, and their participation in events, in a way that lends itself to computational analysis. As a pre-doctoral University Assistant you will have the chance to work in a cutting-edge and dynamic environment, breaking new ground in humanities methodology and historical research.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:

Participation in research, teaching and administration; completion of a PhD thesis relevant to the Digital Humanities program in Vienna; (inter)national publishing and presentation activities; contribution to organization of conferences, meetings, and other external activities; teaching for the Digital Humanities program in accordance with the pertinent stipulations of the wage agreement; student support and examination activities.

For more information and to apply, click here.


GEM – The Caucasian Prosopography Project (CPP)

Event poster

The Caucasian Prosopography Project (CPP): a Second Generation Prosopography Database

Presented by James Baillie

The Whitting Room (Arts 436), University of Birmingham

5:15 PM 20th January 2016

James Baillie will discuss his project, the CPP, the current testing version of the database, proposing future plans for its functionality, comparing it to previous prosopography projects and talking about what additional opportunities we may derive from historical computer databases.