Research Professorship „Digital and Computational Humanities applied to Ancient Writing“ (EPHE, Paris)


Applications invited for Research Professorship in Digital and Computational Humanities applied to Ancient Writing [i.e., any Ancient Writing, including Indian …]

Poste de directeur d’études « Humanités numériques et computationnelles appliquées à l’étude de l’écrit ancien »

The research professor is expected to combine philological expertise and computer science proficiency concerning ancient writing on the highest level, in order to develop research and teaching activities at the interface between the fundamental sciences of writing (such as, e.g., paleography, epigraphy, codicology), the digital humanities and the computer sciences. He will apply these to domains such as, e.g., paleography, the production and (semi-)automatic exploitation of digital data, and/or their indexation, classification, and analysis, including in the relevant algorithmic dimensions. The applicant will have strong experience in concrete technical applications as well as in fundamental theoretical conceptualization, epistemology and hermeneutics.

The research professor will develop teaching activities in direct relation to her own research, exposing students to her research as it is being done. Simultaneously she will participate in transverse teaching projects (in particular PSL’s new masters programme in digital and computational humanities) and transverse research projects. She will reinforce the links between the diverse specialized fields pertaining to the study of ancient writing, as well as between the fundamental sciences of writing, the computer sciences, and the cognitive sciences. She is also expected to take a leading role in conceiving major collective research projects of the EPHE and/or PSL (ERC, H2020, etc).

Upon recruitment, the research professor will be associated with one of EPHE’s research teams (e.g., Proclac, Saprat).

L’enseignement est donné en français, à Paris, dans le cadre de l’Ecole Doctorale 472 de l’EPHE.