The Faculty of History of the University of Oxford wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an AHRC-funded research project, ‘Networking Archives: Assembling and analysing a meta-archive of correspondence, 1509-1714’. This project, which was launched in October 2018, has begun to merge the correspondence metadata collected in 'Early Modern Letters Online' (EMLO) with metadata from the Tudor and Stuart 'State Papers Online' (Gale). The resulting collection of c. 430,00 records will be the UK's largest curated catalogue of early modern correspondence.
We are seeking a Research Associate to join the team for a full-time, fixed-term post for 18 months. They will conduct independent research on intersections of political and intellectual ‘intelligencing’ in mid-17th century England. In addition to this, they will participate in the collaborative, interdisciplinary 'laboratories', in which experiments will be conducted on the newly curated and merged datasets whilst also developing plans for disseminating the results.
They will hold (or be close to completion of) a first degree in a relevant field and have sufficient specialist knowledge to conduct high-quality research within the field. Palaeographical familiarity with one or more hands of the seventeenth century (English, Latin, German, Dutch, French) is also essential. They will also have outstanding communication skills, a capacity for excellent independent research and be capable of working to strict deadlines.
To apply and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the links below.
Applications for this post must be made online by 12.00 noon on 14 October 2019.