Research Associate in Reading Practices

University Of Manchester

United Kingdom

Research Associate in Reading Practices


Job Reference : HUM-14500


Location : Oxford Road, Manchester and John Rylands Library, Deansgate


Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 01/10/2019


Salary : £32,816 per annum


Employment Type : Fixed Term


Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities


Division : History


Hours Per week : Full Time


Contract Duration : Starting from 2 December 2019 for 3 years


This post will support the exciting Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers. This ambitious Digital Humanities project will use a uniquely rich, but largely unexplored, archive to explore a diverse – yet related – set of research questions on reading, letter-writing and language practices in Georgian England. This post will explore the commonalities and differences in the operation and the relevance to reading, writing and everyday language of the social networks around Mary Hamilton, and how textual traces of reader circulation, reception and response contained in the Hamilton Papers help us to think differently about eighteenth-century literature.

 

You should have completed a PhD (or equivalent) in English Literature, or History, or Art History or other allied field focusing on the period 1740-1830, and have a strong grasp of recent debates in at least one of the following fields; gender studies, Bluestocking culture, social networks, digital humanities, public humanities. You should have excellent analytical and writing skills, experience of working with a variety of archival sources in archives and libraries and strong palaeographic skills. You should also be well organised and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. A record of publication, of presenting your research to academic audiences, of promoting research via social media and of public engagement or impact are desirable, as it familiarity with Digital Humanities and using software applications for research.

 

We expect to hold interviews for the post between 8 and 10 October 2019

 

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments will be made on merit.

 

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

 

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr Sophie Coulombeau or Professor Hannah Barker
Email: sophiecoulombeau@gmail.com or hannah.barker@manchester.ac.uk


Technical support:
Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk
Tel: 0161 850 2004


General enquiries:
Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.


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