University of Leeds seeks applications in connection with a new Sadler Seminar on print culture in interdisciplinary perspective. A Postdoctoral Research Assistant post is available part-time (84% of full time), for a fixed term of 3 months from 1 November 2015 to January 2016.
This Fellowship provides the opportunity to work with the Centre for the Comparative History of Print (Centre CHoP) on their Sadler Seminar, ‘Cultures of the Book.’ The successful Fellow will be able to work closely with the Centre for three months of the project, taking part in events and developing his or her own profile as a researcher.
‘Cultures of the Book’ is funded by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI) in the Faculty of Arts and run by Centre CHoP, a cross-faculty research group that brings together those working in the history of the book and associated fields. ‘Cultures of the Book’ is a year-long project that explores different aspects of book culture through seminars, workshops and public events. Based around the University’s historic print room – including four presses and sets of type – the series asks ‘Why Books?’ What do we mean by the word ‘book’ and why do we remain so invested in it? The successful Fellow will take full part in the Centre and its series, helping to co-ordinate events, prepare funding bids, work on the presses, and develop exciting new projects.
You will have a completed PhD and have research interests in the history of the book, textual scholarship, or print culture more broadly. An interest in digital humanities/digital culture would also be an advantage. You will be expected to pursue your own research while participating in (and helping to facilitate) the Cultures of the Book project. This Fellowship is well-suited for postdoctoral scholars developing research bids of their own, particularly applications for long-term postdoctoral fellowships.