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2 PhD positions for a four-year appointment in Cultural Anthropology (University of Basel)

The PhD candidates will conduct a subproject within the topic of the project: Using the example of one collection of the SGV (Collection "Atlas of Swiss Folklore", Collection "Ernst Brunner". "Kreis family collection"), the history and present of the analogue and digital photo archive and the associated processes of generating, processing, archiving and dissemination of knowledge are examined.

Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, University of Basel
Digital Humanities Lab, University of Basel
Institute of Design Research, Bern University of the Arts

The Sinergia-project „Participatory Knowledge Practices in Analogue and Digital Image Archives“, approved by the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF, examines the transformation of analogue into digital archives from the perspective of technology, communication, and the anthropology of knowledge. The goal is the analysis and systematic description of historical and contemporary archiving practices: the generation, processing, archiving, and dissemination of knowledge. The complex interplay of participants, epistemological orders, and visualizations of knowledge in such practices are studied in connection with three collections from the the Swiss Society for Folklore Studies (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkskunde SGV). The aim is to design an interface that enables users to annotate, contextualize, organize, and link both images and their metainformation.

Within the framework of this project, various positions are to be filled from 1st February 2021.

Here you will find more details and the application link.