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Within the framework of the VISUAL CONTAGIONS project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Digital Humanities Chair of the University of Geneva is recruiting one postdoc in digital humanities and/or artificial vision, and two PhD students in digital humanities.

The postdoc fellowship is to be filled for two years (or three years part-time), and the PhD positions for four years. These posts are to be filled from 1 January 2021 (with a possible later start). A minimum of written and oral comprehension of French is required.

Deadline for applications: September 15th, 2020. View further details about the positions at dh.unige.ch, or in the following PDFs (in French): PhD-Visual-Contagions; Postdoc-Visual-Contagions.

Questions should be directed by email to Beatrice.joyeux-prunel@unige.ch.

About the project

The VISUAL CONTAGIONS project studies the global circulation of images in the print age over a century, from the 1890s to the advent of the internet. It describes and analyzes how some images are circulated more than others and through which channels, and in what chronology they were disseminated. The goal is to understand what makes an image successful, but also to identify how the circulation of images has contributed to the globalization of cultures, and whether or not it reveals the symbolic domination of certain countries and cultures over others, depending on the period.

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