MS2009-9: Data mining historical texts in Berkeley, California

posted Oct 19, 2009, 4:56 AM by Marco Spruit   [ updated Mar 23, 2010, 8:31 AM ]
For this position you need to go abroad: California, no less.
You will participate in a research project by analysing cuneiform material using the Berkeley Prosopography Services (BPS). Prosopography is a specialized technique for studying pre-modern societies which aims for learning about patterns of relationships and activities through the study of collective biography. It entails collecting and analysing statistically relevant quantities of biographical data from cuneiform scripts.

Type: external: Berkeley University, California
Contact: Marco, Sjaak
Requirements: affinity with language and/or history, cultural heritage, US of A