Research internship: ‘Digital humanities and traditional Indonesian literature’

As of September 1, 2018, KITLV is offering a three-months’ internship for an MA-student in literature, history, computer science or area studies.

Intership
The intern will assist dr. Kathryn Wellen with a pilot study which uses digital humanities techniques to study family relations in state formation in early modern Indonesian history.  The intern’s tasks will be to:

  • assemble data from published (translations of) five or six Indonesian texts;
  • analyze assembled data using geographic and network analyses;
  • assist in planning a second, larger-scale study using similar methods.

The internship will take place at the KITLV and will be for 3 months, 3 days per week. (This is equal to 10 ECT.  Academic credit may be arranged with the intern’s academic institution.)  The intern is encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of KITLV and the Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities.

Knowledge of digital humanities (particularly knowledge of network analysis and GIS software) is strongly preferred.  Knowledge of Indonesian or Dutch is also desirable.

KITLV offers:

  • the opportunity to gain working experience at an international research institute
  • the opportunity to give a presentation during a research meeting and to attend seminars within and outside KITLV to expand your academic network.
  • an internship fee of 180 euro bruto per month (based on 3 days per week) and if needed travel expenses will be covered.

Deadline application
Please send your application consisting of an expression of interest and cv including the names of at least two references to Dr. Kathryn Wellen: ln.vl1534438363tik@n1534438363ellew1534438363. The deadline for this application is June 28, 2018.

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