1 position for a four-year appointment as a Programmer (Digital Humanities Lab)
In the proposed project, he or she will be responsible for the web front-end development of the interactive userinterface (such as React, Angular, or Vue) and the connection of the database logic to the rich-media repository. This includes functional implementation of a visual image order and aids to commentary and annotation; implementation of the function for collaborative work; visualization of semantic networks; implementation of control mechanisms (access) and documented applications (use) for the various roles and functions of users, such as participatory-active and searching-passive.
Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, University of Basel
Digital Humanities Lab, University of Basel
Institute of Design Research, Bern University of the Arts
The Sinergia-project "Participatory Knowledge Practices in Analogue and Digital Image Archives", approved by the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF, examines the transformation of analogue into digital archives from the perspective of technology, communication, and the anthropology of knowledge. The goal is the analysis and systematic description of historical and contemporary archiving practices: the generation, processing, archiving, and dissemination of knowledge. The complex interplay of participants, epistemological orders, and visualizations of knowledge in such practices are studied in connection with three collections from
the the Swiss Society for Folklore Studies (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkskunde SGV). The aim is to design an interface that enables users to annotate, contextualize, organize, and link both images and their metainformation. Within the framework of this project, various positions are to be filled from 1st February 2021.