Monday, June 20, 2016

Fwd: Research Opportunity at the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Dear all,

[Apologies for cross-posting]

The Irish Traditional Music Archive is seeking a post-doctoral
researcher for an EU funded project. We would appreciate if you could
circulate the following amongst colleagues/students who may be


20 June 2016

Irish Traditional Music Archive : Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Individual Fellowship

The Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann
invites Expressions of Interest from post-doctoral researchers
interested in making an application for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie
Actions Individual Fellowship in the non-academic sector. The project
shall focus upon the development of a common linked data framework
that can be used to describe musics which propagate via oral
transmission and social networks.

Despite the recent proliferation of linked data ontologies there is an
apparent need for a vocabulary capable of describing musical entities
and relationships such as those found in the collections of the Irish
Traditional Music Archive (ITMA). ITMA will provide domain specific
expertise and access to its world-renowned resources for the duration
of the project.

Suitable candidates will possess a primary degree (or relevant
experience) in music with additional qualifications in areas such as
information science, library/archive studies, digital humanities
and/or computer science. In addition, they must fulfil the mobility
requirement of the MSCA Fellowship scheme which dictates that
researchers shall not have been based in the host country for more
than 3 of the previous 5 years.

The duration of the project will be two years and shall be based at
ITMA in Dublin.

ITMA is a national reference archive and resource centre for the
traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland. Established
in 1987, the Archive is the first body to be exclusively concerned
with making a comprehensive collection of materials for the
appreciation and study of Irish traditional music and now holds the
largest such collection in existence worldwide. More information on
ITMA and its work can be found at

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit
for detailed information on the award and application process.

To discuss further please contact Piaras Hoban (Digital Projects
Officer) at

Expressions of Interest must be submitted no later than 17:00 on
Tuesday 12 July.


kind regards,

piaras hoban


Digital Projects Officer

Irish Traditional Music Archive
73 Merrion Square

Dublin 2
D02 WK75

01 6619699