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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Digital Piranesi

The University of South Carolina (Columbia) invites applications for a position of postdoctoral research fellow with The Digital Piranesi (, an interdisciplinary, collaborative digital humanities project. This NEH-funded position is for one year and renewable for a second year (pending a budgetary extension). Reporting to the Principal Investigator and working with the project team, the fellow will play a major role in developing an enhanced digital collection of the complete works of Giovanni Piranesi based on a complete 29-volume set of his Opere that is housed in USC’s Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Responsibilities will include webpage development, custom metadata generation, staff management, and digital and physical exhibit preparation.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (including but not limited to Art History, History of Architecture, Classics, Comparative Literature, European History, Italian, Library and Information Science), experience with digital humanities, and reading knowledge of Italian. A successful background check and credit check are required.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience with metadata creation; fluency in Italian, and a research focus related to Piranesi.

$47,476 per year plus benefits.
Start date: Fall 2019.

Please submit a cover letter detailing relevant preparation and a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information for three references. Applications currently being considered; for full consideration, please apply by May 31.

Please visit the 'External Link' below for more information.
Relevant research areas: Western Europe, 18th Century, Etching

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