Early Modernist Research Associate opportunity

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the School of English are seeking to recruit a Research Associate for a two-year contract to work with Professor Catherine Richardson (Principal Investigator), Dr Tara Hamling at the University of Birmingham and Professor Graeme Earl at King’s London (Co-Is), on the AHRC-funded project entitled 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.

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.

The closing date for applications is 1st March 2019, with interviews held on 12th March 2019 (interviews are expected to take place in London). For a full job description and to apply, please see the University of Kent’s recruitment website.