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This has just been brought to may attention.  So, with apologies for the
shortness of time available to respond - an employment opportunity for
design historians with an interest in digitisation.
List Administrator
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INSTITUTE FOR IMAGE DATA RESEARCH

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - REF. R1/2000

Salary:	Research Associate 19,040 - 24,011 per annum

Closing date:	10 February 2000

The Institute is a multi-disciplinary research group set up 
to investigate the role of electronic images in human 
communication.  For further information please refer to 
our website at http//www.unn.ac.uk/iidr/.

We are seeking to appoint a research associate on an AHRB 
funded project: Compare and Contrast: a study of the impact
of digital image technology on art history.  The post is 
for eighteen months (fixed term) in first instance.

Your main task is to investigate, by means of in-depth 
interviews with a broad sample of art historians, how 
digital images are being used now by members of the art 
history community and how access to such images may be 
changing their working methods.  The term 'Art History' 
is intended to encompass histories of all forms of visual 
culture including design, architecture, photography and 
film.  You will also maintain the project web page and 
contribute to the dissemination and publication 
programme.

You should have knowledge of working methods in art 
historical research.  Knowledge of IT applications in art 
history is desirable.  You should be well qualified in art 
history or a related discipline, preferably to master's level 
or beyond, or have the equivalent research experience.  
You must have good interpersonal skills; good writing 
skills and be IT literate.

Applications can only be accepted when made on the 
official application form which you can request from our 
website http://personnel.unn.ac.uk/vacancy, by telephoning 
(0191) 227 4321 during office hours or by writing to 
Recruitment Services, Personnel Department, University 
of Northumbria at Newcastle, Ellison Place, Newcastle 
upon Tyne, NE1 8ST.   Please quote reference R1/2000.

Candidates are welcome to contact me (details below) for an
informal chat about the job. 

Margaret Graham

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Margaret Graham
Research and Development Manager
Institute for Image Data Research
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne 
NE1 8ST
UK

Tel: +44 (0191) 227 4646; Fax: +44 (0191) 227 4637
Email: [log in to unmask]
URL: http://www.unn.ac.uk/iidr/
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