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The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin (Department III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge, Director: Prof Dagmar Schäfer) invites applications for a Research Workshop: Chinese Local Gazetteers, July 1st to 31st, 2017 for up to six participants. Successful candidates will be invited to work collaboratively at the MPIWG from July 1st to 31st, 2017.
Applications are welcome from senior researchers with research proposals inquiring into the issue of standards and norms: in editing and compilation, categories of presentation or terminological use. We invite comprehensive and comparative research regarding the ways in which localities name things across territory and periods; as well as how the representational formats: texts, objects, genres, and terms in local gazetteers were recorded, clustered or decentralized, generally presented or regionally specified. We want to raise these questions by querying the local gazetteers as local genre and by exploiting the new possibilities that Digital Humanities offer for large text corpora such as the Chinese Local Gazetteers.
Posting date: 01/26/2017
Closing Date: 02/28/2017