News from UCL Dutch
- Royal Visit from HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
- Van Gogh Competition by the Royal Academy of Arts
- Public Lecture Isabel Hoving
- Dutch Crossing: recognition for a journal examining a global influence
- Professor Jane Fenoulhet appointed to the Raad voor de Nederlandse Taal
- Book launch: Literary history of the Low Countries, and celebration of 90 years of Dutch at UCL
- Royal decoration bestowed on professor Jane Fenoulhet
- Kader Abdolah at UCL Dutch
- Public lecture by Marita Matthijsen
- Presentation of the book Settela by Dutch author Aad Wagenaar
- New Open Educational Resources project
- Nationale Gedichtendag (National Poetry Day) in the Netherlands and Flanders 2009
- Go Dutch! at the Free Word Centre
- Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in Dutch Cultural Studies
- Follow UCL Dutch on YouTube EDU and iTunes University!
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 34.2 (July 2010)
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 34.1 (March 2010)
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 33.2 (October 2009)
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 33.1 (April 2009)
- New monograph investigating fundamental questions of Translation
- New textbook for Intensive Dutch published by UCL Dutch
- Making the Personal Political: New book on Dutch women writers
- Professor Theo Hermans elected member of the Flemish Academy
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 34.3 (November 2010)
- Going Dutch in London : UCL will be hosting the Dutch Student Day 2010/11
- Joost Zwagerman Writer in Residence at UCL Dutch in 2010/11
- ’Nomadic Literature’: Prof. Jane Fenoulhet’s Inaugural Lecture on 4 Nov 2010
- New Open Educational Resources project in Digital Humanities
- Dutch Crossroads: Living and writing in a society in turmoil (J. Zwagerman)
- Dutch Research Seminar: Translating Political Novels, 26 Jan 2011
- Book Launch ‘Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning’ on 20 Jan 2011
- Dutch Research Seminar: Football in two Dutch cities 1910–20, 9 Feb 2011
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 35.1 (March 2011)
- Painless Introduction to Open Educational Resources (8 Feb 2011)
- Online beginners and advanced Dutch language courses starting in March
- Sports and Leisure history seminar: Football in Rotterdam (23 May 2011)
- Dutch Crossing and the European Reference Index for the Humanities
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 35.2 (July 2011)
- Visit the department and get a taste of Dutch on the UCL Open Day (30/06/11)
- London Low Countries History – Research Seminar Series 2011/12
- Abdelkader Benali will be Dutch Writer in Residence at UCL 2011/12
- Anglo-Netherlands Society Annual Awards for students of Dutch
- Dutch/Flemish Society (UCL Union) – activities and events 2011/12
- Susan Stein's Play on Etty Hillesum at UCL on 21 November 2011, 6.30pm
- Ulrich Tiedau elected as UCML area studies representative
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 35.3 (November 2011)
- Excellent employment prospects for graduates with Dutch
- Twitter hangout on 11 January: All about Dutch literature
- Podium discussion with Abdelkader Benali and Hisham Matar (26 Jan)
- Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise Champion for 2012 (OA/OER)
- 2011 ACLS Early Careers Researcher Essay Prize for Dirk Schoenaers
- Impact in modern languages workshop at the IGRS (3 Feb 2012)
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 36.1 (March 2012)
- Double Dutch! A free Festival in Hyde Park (28 Feb 2012)
- Jacques Presser (1899–1970) between history and literature, 25 May 2012
- Postgraduate bursary MA Language, Culture, History (Dutch Studies pathway)
- Bite-Sized Lunchtime Lecture on Dutch Football in the early 20th century
- ISI Web of Knowledge Impact Factor for Dutch Crossing
- Speak to the Future - in Dutch :) New website launched
- Public engagement workshop programme at the Wallace Collection
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 36.2 (July 2012)
- London Low Countries History – Research Seminar Series 2012/13
- Poetry & Translation: Leonard Nolens and Paul Vincent (26 Sep 2012)
- Dutch-English Literary Translation Workshop (10–13 September 2012)
- Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities
- High Impact Literature from the Low Countries Tour 14–19 January 2013
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 36.3 (November 2012)
- Journeys East Main Library
- Talks on Dutch Art and Diversity at the Wallace Collection
- What is experimental fiction? Lars Bernaerts visiting scholar 2013
- New Group for Alumni of the UCL Dutch department on Linked-In
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 37.1 (March 2013)
- In memoriam Marta Baerlecken (1909-2007)
- What is experimental fiction? Masterclass with Lars Bernaerts (Brussels)
- Amsterdam's Culture – Reflections from the Red Light District (8 May 2013)
- Ester Naomi Perquin
- Reference cultures in Europe – Major European research grant awarded
- Free tickets now available for Live Poetry Event with Ester Naomi Perquin (30 May)
- Symposium on Port Cities, Rivers and Hinterlands in North-Western Europe (29/30 May)
- Beacon for Public Engagement Award for Dutch Walks in London
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 37.1 (March 2013)
- Wim Brands Writer in Residence at UCL Dutch in 2013/14
- Opportunity: Research Associate Digital Humanities
- London Low Countries History – Research Seminar Series 2013/14
- New Monograph by Jane Fenoulhet on Cees Nooteboom and his Writing
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 37.3 (November 2013)
- Amsterdam Style City : Symposium at V&A Museum, 1 Feb 2014
- Collecting: Knowledge in Motion exhibition in UCL Octagon Gallery
- Travelling and Translation: Abdelkader Benali (31 January 2014)
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 38.1 (March 2013)
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 38.2 (July 2014)
- Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 38.3 (November 2014)
- I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele)
Opportunity: Research Associate Digital Humanities
21 July 2013
Closing Date for applications: 1 September 2013.
Start date for successful candidates: 30 September 2013
The UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS), in collaboration with the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, invites applications for a part-time (50% FTE) research associate (post-doc) position, for the duration of three years (2013‒16).
The successful applicant will work as part of an international team based at UCL and the universities of Utrecht (the Netherlands) and Trier (Germany), on an exciting multi-disciplinary project – examining ‘asymmetrical encounters’ between larger and smaller European states, the question how the large and cultural powerful countries Britain, France, and Germany influenced public debates in smaller countries like the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg (and vice versa where applicable). Using innovative digital techniques the project team will mine and analyse digital collections of the National Library of the Netherlands, the British Library, the Bibliothèque Nationale de Luxembourg and other European libraries with large repositories of digitised newspapers and periodicals. Text mining and sentiment mining open up the perspective of a quantitative approach to the history of mentalities, allowing researchers to discover long-term developments and turning points in public debates, as well as to map vectors of cross-cultural influences.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the sub-project ‘Metropolitan Encounters: References to European Cities and Metropolitan Centres in Public Debates about Modernization, Diversity, and Identity’. This project analyses the ways in which metropolitan issues were discussed in 19th and 20th century European public debates. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, large urban centres such as London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and St. Petersburg served as symbols of both modernization and national identity, offering different solutions to challenges of urbanization and demographical concentration. The Metropolis captured the European imagination as both utopian dream and dystopian nightmare, and developed into an enduring theme in literature, the arts, photography, and movies. The aim of this project is to use digital humanities tools to investigate references to these European metropolitan centres in collections of digitized newspapers in various European collections.
The position is part of the research project “Asymmetrical Encounters: Digital Humanities Approaches to Reference Cultures in Europe, 1815–1992”, funded as part of the HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) Joint Research Programme ‘Cultural Encounters’ (2013–16), under the overall supervision of professor Joris van Eijnatten in Utrecht. This project will explore the cultural aspects of European identity by analysing the role of “reference cultures” in European public debates between 1815 and 1992, using digital humanities methodology to study long-term developments and transformations of cultural imaginaries in a systematic, longitudinal, and quantifiable way. The project will explore case studies such as the public perception of the rapidly growing European metropolis, the spread of the commercial entertainment industry in the form of musicals, football and pop music, and the emergence of new consumer products. The broader objective of the appointment will be to conduct the case study on European metropoles to explore the concept of reference cultures as a way to understand asymmetrical cultural encounters.
The project is jointly conducted at UCL and the universities of Utrecht and Trier. Whilst based at UCL, the appointee will get the opportunity to fully engage with other members of the team with whom they will be in regular contact.
Start date for successful candidate: 30 September 2013.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct the research project as outlined above, resulting in both individual and collaborative publications, at least two peer-reviewed journal articles and one book-length manuscript together;
- Work in a team of researchers to analyse how e-tools can be used to discover long-term developments and turning points in public debates, and to map the vectors of cross-cultural influences;
- Participate in project meetings, workshops and conferences according to grant specifications and adopt responsibility for the dissemination of research findings to a wider public;
- Contribute to developing international grant proposals related to this project;
- Complete mandatory training courses that may be required to comply with UCL policy for research associates.
- Actively follow UCL policies, including Equal Opportunities.
- Observe fire and health and safety regulations.
- Carry out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the project as may be reasonably required by the Principal Investigator in consultation with the Project Lead and the Director of the School of European Languages, Culture and Society;
- The opportunity to teach on courses related to the project will be given.
- Expert knowledge of European (cultural) history.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English as well as reading skills in German, French and/or Dutch.
- Native or near-native competence in English.
Skills and Experience
- Research experience and publications related to modern European history, history of mass culture or the history of mass media;
- Ability to work productively in an international, interdisciplinary team and to produce high-quality documents, reports and publications to time deadlines;
- Ability to manage a varied workload whilst still being able to meet strict deadlines and displaying evidence of the ability to complete tasks and projects to a high standard with minimum supervision.
- A positive and flexible attitude with a willingness to take on new areas and to contribute on an equal footing to the development of the collaborative research.
- Affinity with both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Affinity with digital tools in the Humanities.
- Ability to create and maintain a dynamic website.
- A confident disposition with the ability to present complex topics to a variety of audiences, and to produce and deliver dynamic presentations with ease and speed.
- Teaching experience in European history and/or Digital Humanities.
- PhD in History or a related subject (or equivalent experience).
- Ability to work under minimum of supervisory control and exercise initiative in well-defined areas of work, with the ability to schedule tasks accordingly.
- Commitment to continuous professional development.
- Commitment to UCL’s policy of equal opportunity and the ability to work well with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds.
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact the British Principal Investigator, Ulrich Tiedau, u.tiedau [at] ucl ac uk.
For queries about the application process, please contact the School Finance and Staffing Officer, Farbin Begum, farbin.begum [at] ucl ac uk.
START YOUR APPLICATION HERE – Ref:1352647
Closing Date for applications: 25 August 2013.
Start date for successful candidates: 30 September 2013
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about the UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job, employee benefits that we offer and further information about UCL.
|UCL Department / Division||School of European Languages, Culture and Society (Dept. of Dutch)|
|Hours per week (%FTE)||18.25 hours (50% FTE)|
|Salary (inclusive of London allowance)||
£32,375 per annum (pro rata)
Salary pro rata for part time vacancies
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