The Department of History of the Faculty of Humanities is looking for a junior researcher for the newly-formed CANAL AI Lab. The mission of this lab is to examine cultural data using methods from Cultural Analytics and Artificial Intelligence without losing sight of the critical perspectives on data, methods, and broader sociocultural factors. CANAL is co-located with the Faculty of Humanities research program Creative Amsterdam: An E-Humanities Perspective (CREATE) and is directed by dr. Melvin Wevers and dr. Nanne van Noord. The interviews will be held Thursday 27 July or Friday 28 July.
As a junior researcher you will assist with ongoing research in the lab. This offers an opportunity to further expand your skills and learn about new methods. Additionally, you are tasked with helping out with the organisation of workshops, talks, and meetings as well as managing our website and social media channels.What are you going to do
Cultural factors impact how we interpret data. These factors can vary over time and place. Existing methods for cultural analytics, including AI, generally overlook these factors. The CANAL AI Lab aims to develop methods that are culturally-aware. As CANAL AI is in its start-up phase we are looking for a junior researcher / research assistant who is interested in participating in research projects, supporting us with organisational tasks, and playing a role in increasing the visibility of CANAL AI across the University of Amsterdam.Your tasks and responsibilities (with provisional division of time spent):
- Participate in ongoing research, with options for co-authored publications (75%)
- Organise workshops, events, and meetings (15%)
- Survey possible affiliated researchers (5%)
- Manage the CANAL AI website & socials (5%)