New job on digital folk

posted 16 Jul 2014 01:03 by Simon McKerrell

Great new opportunity at Sheffield University–do spread the word.

Sheffield University is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate to work on a new research project, entitled Digital Folk: Digital Media in Folk Arts Participation. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and will consider the ways in which folk arts participants make use of digital resources, tools and networks in order to learn, collaborate, reinterpret traditional material and create new work.
The Digital Folk project and will run for two years from September 2014, and is a collaborative venture between Dr Simon Keegan-Phipps (University of Sheffield, Dept of Music), and Professor David Gauntlett (University of Westminster, Faculty of Media, Art and Design). Research questions will include: How do traditional musicians and dancers in England use such digital resources?  How do they consider the use of modern digital tools and media in relation to the “traditional” nature of the material they perform? And what are the impacts of these tools on the performances and experiences of participants?  The project team will address these questions by observing, talking to, and participating alongside musicians and dancers as they explore and experience folk in the digital world.
More information about the job, and how to apply, can be found here:
The post is full time, and fixed term for 2 years, running from 15th Sept 2014 (or as soon as possible thereafter). 
The closing date for applications is 11th August 2014. 

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