Call for Applications - updated

There is currently no deadline for applications so it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible. 
If you have any questions prior to application please contact alexandre.guilbaud@sorbonne-universite.fr

 

Applications are invited for a three-year fully funded doctoral fellowship from students wishing to pursue doctoral studies in the history of science, history of mathematics, digital humanities, or computer science.

The successful candidate’s PhD thesis will involve the scholarly study of correspondence networks from the perspective of both the history of sciences and the digital humanities. In particular, the student should consider how to structure a corpus made up of networks of interconnected correspondence data; the new research questions for the history of science that arise from such a corpus; the methodologies that can be put in place to answer these questions; and the extent to which the development of suitable digital analysis and research tools might contribute to the exploration of this type of corpus.

The doctoral fellowship is part of a scientific collaboration between the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Sorbonne University and the Faculty of History of the University of Oxford. The candidate will work in the Digital Humanities team at the Institut des sciences du calcul et des données (ISCD) of Sorbonne University (Paris, France) and will carry out a period of research at the University of Oxford (UK) within the framework of the Cultures of Knowledge research project/Early Modern Letters Online [EMLO]. An association either with Oxford’s Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology or with the Mathematical Institute is possible during the stay.

The doctoral fellow will benefit from a three-year funding by the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Sorbonne University. The candidate must have a strong background in digital humanities, history of science, mathematics, or computer sciences. Competences in at least two of these fields will be particularly appreciated.

To apply, please send your cv. and a description of your research project to: alexandre.guilbaud@sorbonne-universite.fr.  
You may also contact Alexandre at this address informally for further information regarding the fellowship.