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Panayiotis Zaphiris <[log in to unmask]>
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Panayiotis Zaphiris <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 27 Jan 2018 16:20:41 +0200
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Dear collegues

You might find the below of interest. Please promote to your students
or anyone interested.  A number of the openings are aligned with HCI

13 PhD positions in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie-Skłodowska-Curie

The European Training Network “Participatory Memory Practices.
Concepts, strategies, and media infrastructures for envisioning
socially inclusive potential futures of European Societies through
culture” (POEM) invites applica-tions for 13 PhD fellowships with
international focus to be funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie ITN
Action as part of the H2020 Programme of the European Commission. POEM
is a consortium of high profile universities, acknowledged memory
institutions, civil society organizations, and SMEs located in Cyprus,
Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and the UK.

Short programme description

Diverging forces across European societies, most visible in both the
contemporary nationalist movements and Islamist radicalization, demand
a socially inclusive public memory. Its implementation calls for new
strategies, practices, and infrastructures for staging and empowering
membership and contribution of people from diverse social and cultural
backgrounds for past and future development in Europe. To reach this
goal, research needs to develop a comprehensive understanding on
concepts, practices, and media infrastructures that facilitate the
par-taking of people from various backgrounds in the heritage building
work of memory institutions (libraries, archives, and museums). The
Innovative Training Network “Participatory Memory Practices. Concepts,
strategies, and media infrastructures for envisioning socially
inclusive potential futures of European Societies through culture”
(POEM) will provide this comprehensive knowledge by studying in
practice theoretical approaches on how con-nectivities are built by 1)
institutions, 2) people and groups, and 3) media infrastructures for a
socially inclusive, participatory heritage work and what facilitates
or hinders collaboration. Therefore, a new generation of
profes-sionals will be trained through an innovative training
programme and supervised by peer networks of transdisci-plinary
knowledge to act as change agents, brokers, and problem solvers in
this contested field of heritage work. The comprehensive
transdisciplinary composition of the consortium involving
universities, memory institutions, civil society organisations, and
SMEs from public and private sectors will therefore provide the POEM
fellows with transdisciplinary knowledge on cultural and social
analysis as well as on transferrable skills with respect to the
changing socio-technical, organisational, legal, economic, and ethical
issues to address future challenges for participatory memory work.

Public memory, cultural heritage, social media, digital media,
ethnography of infrastructures, empowerment, social entrepreneurship,
open knowledge, participatory design, digital heritage, digital
museology, co-creation

Number of fellowships available
13 PhD fellowships

Key dates
15.03.2018: Deadline for online application for PhD fellowships
18.05.2018: Recruitment event at the University of Hamburg, Germany
(travel expenses will be covered for applicants from EU countries;
shortlisted candidates from overseas will be invited to join by
vid-eoconference) This project has received funding from the European
Union’s Horizon 2020 research and inno-vation programme under the
Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859. 2
01.10.2018: Start date of PhD projects

Host for PhDs
University of Hamburg (Germany), Aarhus University (Denmark), Cyprus
University of Technology (Cyprus), University of Glasgow (UK), Uppsala
University (Sweden), Ashoka UK (UK), Museum Europäischer Kulturen in
Berlin (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung Preußischer
Kulturbesitz, Germany).

Career Stage
Early stage researcher, i.e., postgraduate with 0-4 years of academic experience

Research Fields
Critical Heritage Studies, Critical Data Studies Cultural
Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Design Anthropology, Digital Cultures,
Digital Anthropology, Digital Heritage, Digital Humanities, Digital
Museology, European Ethnolo-gy, Human Computer Interaction,
Information Behaviour, Information Studies, Media Anthropology, Media
Stud-ies, Memory Studies, Museology, Museum Studies, Participatory
Design, Science and Technology Studies, So-cial Anthropology, Software
Studies, Visitor Studies, Visual Anthropology, Visual Sociology.

Benefits and salary
The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in
accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. The
exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on
the country correc-tion factor (to allow for the difference in cost of
living in different EU Member States). The salary includes a living
allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if married).
The guaranteed PhD funding is for a 3-year full-time contract (i.e. EC
funding, additional funding is possible, depending on local
supervisor). In addition to their individual scientific projects and
the excellent institutional environment, all fellows will benefit from
continuing measures for career development, which includes
secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transfer-able
skills courses, and active participation in workshops, conferences and
public events.

Prof. Panayiotis Zaphiris
Cyprus University of Technology

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