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Dr Tamara Dobler has been awarded an EU Marie Curie Individual Fellowship for the project Radical Contextualism and the Science of Meaning. Dr Dobler will be appointed at the Faculty of Humanities, and will carry out her project at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC). The overall purpose of the project is to investigate the impact that radical contextualism has upon certain foundational issues in philosophy of language, formal semantics, and philosophy of science.
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/content/press-releases/2015/03/
As a part of the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA), the UvA and VU recently awarded 3 million euros for the new Data Science research program. Within this project, UvA researchers Rens Bod (FNWI&FGW) and Julia Noordegraaf (FGW) together with VU researchers landed a project entitled "Quality and Perspectives in Deep Data". In this project a *longue durée* perspective on data will be developed. Two postdocs will be jointly appointed at the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. These postdocs will develop tools to research respectively the long-term changes in cultural expressions (1600-2000), and the identification of factors that affect the quality of textual sources.
For more information, see http://amsterdamdatascience.nl/news/amsterdam-data-science-receives-aaa-funding/ or contact rens.bodgmail.com