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Postdoctoral Researchers in ERC-funded 15cBOOKTRADE Project

Three posts have been created as part of the ERC-funded, international project 15cBOOKTRADE, directed by Dr Cristina Dondi. Applicants must have completed doctoral degree. Excellent organisational skills and experience in the analysis of the contents of books from the Classical to the Renaissance period are the most important aspects of this research position, as well as fluency in written and spoken English, another European language, and good knowledge of Latin. Familiarity with IT and the digital humanities would be an advantage.

Post 1 (Vacancy ID: 113235)
University of Oxford, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Venice, Italy
This is a full-time post for 3 years and the postholder will be based in Venice, Italy. The project team will consist of the PI, the project administrator, three postdoctoral researchers (based in Oxford, the British Library, and Venice), and one Oxford doctoral student. Responsibilities include cataloguing into the MEI database, book in hand, in Italian, of the material features (former owners, binding, decoration, manuscript notes, etc.) of incunabula held in Venetian libraries, and the description into TEXT-INC database of the textual content of around 509 editions in Venetian libraries which cannot be found in neither Oxford, Cambridge, nor the British Library, London. The researcher will also contribute original research toward the preparation of an in-depth monograph co-authored by the PI and the other project researchers.

Post 2 (Vacancy ID: 113237)
University of Oxford, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford
This is a full-time post for 4 years and the postholder will be based in the British Library. The project team will consist of the PI, the project administrator, three postdoctoral researchers (based in Oxford, the British Library, and Venice), and one Oxford doctoral student. Responsibilities include entering provenance records of incunabula into the MEI database, as well as enhancing the ISTC database. The researcher will also contribute original research toward the preparation of an in-depth monograph co-authored by the PI and the other project researchers.

Post 3 (Vacancy ID: 113236)
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Bodleian Library, Oxford
This is a full-time post for 4 years and the postholder will be based in the Bodleian Library. The project team will consist of the PI, the project administrator, three postdoctoral researchers (based in Oxford, the British Library, and Venice), and one Oxford doctoral student. The postholder will be in charge of liaising with libraries worldwide for inclusion of their incunabula descriptions into MEI, liaising with the Data Conversion Group (DCG) of the University of Göttingen, Germany, for the ingestion of data, as well as enhancing the records to comply with the database categories. The researcher will also work on the new TEXT-INC database, towards the preparation of the corpus of all texts printed in the 15th century. They will also contribute original research toward the preparation of an in-depth monograph co-authored by the PI and the other project researchers.

For additional information and to apply, search for Vacancy ID.


Posted on May 14, 2014 in Jobs

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