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Training School in Tallinn, Estonia, 13–16 March 2018

Call for Applications

COST-Action IS 1310 ‘Reassembling the Republic of Letters’

Training School in Tallinn, Estonia, 13–16 March 2018

‘EMLO on the road’

 

 

The third Training School of the Action will take place in March 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia.

 

DATE

Tuesday, 13th – Friday, 16th March 2018

 

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Training School is to learn how to prepare metadata for publication in a union catalogue of early modern correspondence.

 

ATTENDEES

2 trainers and 12 trainees

 

 

Generously funded by COST Action IS 1310, the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences is hosting the third ‘Reassembling the Republic of Letters’ Digital Humanities Training School, in Tallinn.

 

We invite researchers to submit applications to a Training School to be held in Tallinn from 13 March to 16 March 2018.

 

Aims

 

The aim of the Training School is to teach participants to collate, standardize, and prepare for publication early modern correspondence metadata in a format that is compatible with a union catalogue in addition to meeting the needs and requirements of the contributing scholar’s own work and focus of research.

 

Format

 

The training sessions will be conducted by Miranda Lewis (Editor) and Charlotte Marique (Editorial Assistant) of the online database Early Modern Letters Online [EMLO], which is maintained by the Cultures of Knowledge project at the University of Oxford. Using tools developed specifically for metadata preparation, and in combination with standards that enable interoperability, participants will learn how to collate and structure epistolary metadata for publication in a union catalogue. Attendees will be shown how to take advantage of pre-existing, standardized early modern person and place metadata, together with relevant associated authority file references and links. The sessions will be tailored to help clarify specific issues and problems that arise in the course of work with epistolary metadata assembled from a wide range of sources and in pre-existing formats.

 

All participants are encouraged to bring their own metadata (whether pre-structured, partially structured, or unstructured), but in special cases sample metadata can be supplied for training purposes. Sessions will be conducted in English, and supporting documents and guides in English and  German will be available. Each participant will be required to bring a laptop for use during the sessions that will enable work with online tools and is capable of running Excel. Please note that tablets will not be suitable. Although a basic knowledge of Excel will be assumed, full training in all relevant spreadsheet work will be provided.

 

Eligibility

 

A maximum of 12 participants can be invited. Applications are welcomed from scholars in all countries participating in the Action. This Training School is funded by a supplementary grant made available in the first instance to ‘Inclusiveness and Target Countries’, so if the event is oversubscribed preference will be shown to applicants from these countries.[1] Also encouraged to apply are early career scholars, representatives from institutions with large holdings of early modern correspondence, and individuals prepared to help disseminate the taught epistolary standards, techniques, and tools in their scholarly communities. Preference will be shown also to scholars working on correspondences that intersect with the broad international republic of letters, but the selectors will hope to include representatives from a wide range of disciplines and correspondences.

 

Costs and Reimbursement

 

Prior to the Training School, each trainee will receive by email an affirmation letter stipulating his/her participation and grant. The grant is intended to cover the majority of the Trainees’ travel, accommodation, and subsistence during the Training School. Individual grants will average €800.00 and will be awarded at the discretion of the selection panel based upon on the country of origin of each Trainee and the total funds available.

 

Invited trainees will be required to pay for their own travel prior to travel and for their accommodation and subsistence during the Training School. Participants will be reimbursed according to the COST Action guidelines after the Training School.

 

Application

 

Applications should contain the following:

  • a brief C.V.
  • a short description of the most relevant research project(s) in which you are involved (300 words), including a brief description of the metadata you could bring to the Training School and the correspondences with which you are working.

Please use the subject line: ‘Application for March Training School’ in your emailed application.

 

Selection

 

Applications will be selected by a panel consisting of the following persons:

 

 

Applications should be sent to:

cost@history.ox.ac.uk

 

The deadline for the submission of applications is Monday 15 January 2018.

The date of notifications for the selected participants will be Monday 5 February 2018.

 

 

Selected participants will be required to register and download their grant on the e-COST platform:

https://e-services.cost.eu/user/login/

 

Contact person for queries on the content of the Training School:

Miranda Lewis (Training School Trainer), Oxford University: miranda.lewis@history.ox.ac.uk

 

Contact person for financial questions/reimbursements:

Arno Bosse (Manager), Oxford University: cost@history.ox.ac.uk

 

Contact person in Tallinn for questions about local details:

Kristi Viiding (Training School Coordinator), Estonian Academy of Sciences: kristi.viiding@gmail.com

 

 

 

[1] Inclusiveness and Target Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Latvia; fYR Macedonia; Greece; Hungary; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia.

Early Stage Researcher (PhD and Postdoc) Funding Opportunity

Cost actionWe are pleased to announce a fourth call for applications for short term research visits (“Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMS)” relating to the EU COST Action IS 1310: Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800.

 

This funding promotes international mobility between COST Countries participating in this Action, particularly for Early Stage Researchers.

 

Most successful applications will contribute directly to fulfilling the agendas of one or more of the Action’s six Working Groups, each of which is described under its own heading on this site. A list of abstracts from previously funded STSMs may be reviewed on the COST Action’s website.

 

Interested researchers are advised to follow the directions provided below and submit their application and supporting documents to the STSM Coordinator Vanda Anastácio  by the deadline of 15 August 2016.

 

The proposals must cover activities taking place between 1 October 2016 and 30 March 2017 (the end of our third grant period). All STSM activities must be entirely completed within these dates. In addition, a written report on the activities carried out during the STSM is due within 30 days of the end of the research visit.

 

Purpose of a STSM

STSM are aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing researchers to visit an institution in a participating COST country. A STSM should contribute to the specific research objectives of the COST Action, while at the same time learning new techniques or gain access to specific expertise, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions.

 

In the specific case of COST Action “Reassembling the Republic of Letters”, this call explicitly addresses persons who deal with the digital processing of (early modern) learned correspondence, from different professional perspectives: librarians and archivists; scholars; IT specialists; digital humanities and media experts.  For detailed information on COST Action IS1310, please see the Memorandum of Understanding.

 

STSMs are especially (although not exclusively) targeted at persons at early stages of their professional career (defined as eight years since the award of the PhD or equivalent). We also particularly encourage the application of women, and/or persons from “inclusiveness countries” (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey).

 

Further information regarding the STSM programme and the eligibility criteria can be downloaded here. For full details on the COST STSM funding rules, please see the COST Vademecum

 

Timetable:

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 15 August 2016
Notification of application outcome will be shortly after this deadline
Period of STSM: between 01/10/2016 and 30/04/2017
All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the period specified above.

 

Contact person for clarifications:
Prof. Vanda Anastácio (STSM Coordinator)
University of Lisbon
Faculdade de Letras
Alameda da Universidade
Lisboa 1600-214  Portugal
vandaanastacio@mail.telepac.pt

Early Stage Researcher (PhD and Postdoc) Funding Opportunity

Cost actionWe are pleased to announce a second call for applications for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMS) relating to COST Action IS 1310: Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800.

 

This funding promotes international mobility between COST Countries participating in this Action, particularly for Early Stage Researchers. A total of €24,000 is available to fund up to 16 STSMs, to a maximum of €2500.

 

Most successful applications will contribute directly to fulfilling the agendas of one or more of the Action’s six Working Groups, each of which is described under its own heading on this site.  The deadline for completed applications is midnight on 27 July 2015.

 

Applications are invited for missions occurring between 1 August 2015, and 30 June 2016 (the end of our second financial year).

 

Purpose of a STSM

 

STSM are aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing researchers participating in a given COST Action to visit an institution in another participating COST country. A STSM should contribute to the specific scientific objectives of the COST Action, while at the same time enabling researchers to learn new techniques or gain access to specific expertise, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions.

 

In the specific case of COST Action “Reassembling the Republic of Letters”, this call explicitly addresses persons who deal with the digital processing of (early modern) learned correspondence, from different professional perspectives: librarians and archivists; scholars; IT specialists; digital humanities and media experts.  For detailed information on COST Action IS1310, please see the Memorandum of Understanding.

 

STSMs are especially (although not exclusively) targeted at persons at early stages of their professional career (defined as eight years since the award of the PhD or equivalent). We also particularly encourage the application of women, and/or persons from “inclusiveness countries” (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey).

 

Full information regarding the STSM programme and the eligibility criteria can be downloaded here.

 

For COST STSM funding rules, please visit the COST Vademecum.

 

Timetable:
Deadline for applications to be submitted: 27/07/2015
Notification of application outcome: 31/7/2015
Period of STSM: between 1/8/2015 and 30/6/2016
All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the period specified above.

 

Contact person for clarifications:
Prof. Vanda Anastácio (STSM Coordinator)
University of Lisbon
Faculdade de Letras
Alameda da Universidade
Lisboa 1600-214  Portugal
vandaanastacio@mail.telepac.pt