Now Recruiting – Research Associate in Early Modern Studies

'The Cultural Lives of the Middling Sort: writing and material culture 1560-1660'

Do you have a PhD in an area of Early Modern Studies (literature or social and cultural history), with excellent organisational, research and IT skills?

The School of English/Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies are seeking to recruit a Research Associate for a 2 year contract to work with Professor Catherine Richardson (Principal Investigator) on the AHRC-funded project ‘The Cultural Lives of the Middling Sort: writing and material culture 1560-1660’. The project will examine the cultural lives of the literate, urban ‘middling sort’ in early modern England, analysing the broad range of written and material forms with which they were engaged as producers and consumers. The post-holder will also work closely with Dr Tara Hamling at the University of Birmingham and Professor Graeme Earl at King’s London (Co-Is).

As a Research Associate you will:

  • Transcribe manuscript writings in personal and urban archives, and evidence of textual engagement from probate materials.
  • Assist with the project’s impact activities, including working with the project partners on the selection of material for an online exhibition and KS3 educational resource.
  • Write a series of blog posts for the project’s website that reflect upon the development of your research.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Completed a PhD in a relevant area of Early Modern Studies.
  • Have Palaeographical skills in 16/17C handwriting of various kinds.
  • Have experience of archival work and research interests in early modern literature or social and cultural history.

Further Information
Closing date for applications: 1 March 2019

Interviews are to be held: 12 March 2019 (expected to take place in London)

For more information and how to apply please see the Current Vacancies page on the University of Kent job site.

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