The impresso project is looking for associated researchers working in History, Digital Humanities, Media studies and related fields to work with us on the development of novel tools for the study of historical newspapers. We invite you to bring your field expertise in historical research methodologies. impresso. Media Monitoring of the Past consists of a vibrant, interdisciplinary team of historians, computational linguists, engineers and designers based in Luxembourg and Switzerland.
The project is currently building up a corpus of Swiss, German, Luxembourgish, French and Belgian newspapers starting from the mid-19th century. At this stage, the corpus includes Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Le Temps, the collections of the Swiss National Library, the Luxembourgish National Library as well as collections from a number of other providers of European newspapers. The inclusion of French and German titles is planned. This corpus will be available for associated researchers until the end of the project in 2020.
In addition, associated researchers will have the opportunity to work together closely with our team of computational linguists based at the University of Zürich’s Institute for Computational Linguistics <http://www.cl.uzh.ch/de.html> and the DHLAB at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) <https://dhlab.epfl.ch/> as well as a team of designers, developers and historians based at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital history (C2DH) <https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/>.
Associated researchers are invited to submit a short description of concrete ideas and research questions which can be addressed with the help of historical newspapers within the impresso corpus. These projects can also complement ongoing research or take the form of graduate theses. An interest in (Swiss) economic history, gender, and media history as well as quantitative methods will be considered as an advantage but is not required.
Limited funding is available for the participation in user workshops; salary costs can however not be covered.
More information about the impresso project is available online: http://impresso-project.ch/
If you are interested, please send a short abstract with your ideas together with a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to discussing your ideas with you,
The impresso team