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Project Curator, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts, British Library
Closes: 28th June 2015

Salary: £25,452 to £28,977 per annum
Hours: Full Time (36 hours per week);  Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract to 31st December 2018

This post will provide curatorial support for a major exhibition on the Anglo-Saxons, to be held at the British Library in 2018–19. The successful candidate will be part of a small team within the Library’s Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Section. Key responsibilities of the post-holder will include: researching manuscripts and drafting text for the exhibition catalogue; contributing to the Library’s online manuscripts catalogue; assisting in the preparation of learning materials; promoting the exhibition on social media; and supporting the organisation of the conference associated with the exhibition.

You will have a post-graduate degree, or its equivalent, in Anglo-Saxon studies or a related discipline. You must have specialist experience of researching Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, a good knowledge of Latin and knowledge of Old English, and have expertise in early medieval palaeography and codicology. Excellent organisation skills are essential, as is the ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences and to meet strict deadlines. Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

This is a fixed term contract post available from 1st September 2015 to 31st December 2018.

For further information and to apply, please visit

Closing Date: 28th June 2015

Interviews will take place week commencing 20th July 2015

2 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Due: 30 June

The Collaborative Research Center 1095 Discourses of Weakness and Resource Regimes at Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, is at the earliest convenience offering two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Postdoc, E 13 TV-G-U, 100%) for the studies in Medieval Cultures to start as soon as possible. The fellowships are limited until 31 December 2018.

The CRC Discourses of Weakness and Resource Regimes supports comparative research in cultural modes of stabilisation and transformation. The Research Center is based on the working hypothesis that the combination of two fields of observation are peculiarly revealing for the diachronic and synchronic comparison of cultures: A culture’s organisation of resources (what is considered a resource and how are the respective – material or immaterial – goods distributed?) and a culture’s discourses on weakness (how are deficits modelled and how do these discursive models shape political-social practice?). For the time being, participants are historians, economic historians, ethnologists, philosophers, legal historians and sinologists; research fellows from other disciplines (e.g. literary studies, art history) are expressly welcome.


The medieval project focusses on a macro historical discussion currently vivid throughout the disciplines of medieval research. In detail, it analyses the relation between the organisation of marriage, family and kinship on the one hand and the emergence of political and social institutions on the other. Within this broad macro historical perspective the fellows are expected to follow their own research interests. The project welcomes interests in a broad range of European regions, media or epochs. Experience in the Collaborative Research Center’s field of research is welcome, but not mandatory.

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Lecturers in History, University of Liverpool – School of Histories, Languages and Cultures
Closes: 3rd July 2015

Salary: £32,277 to £37,394 per annum
Hours: Full Time; Contract Type: Permanent
Job Ref: A-588119

We are seeking to appoint up to 3 Lecturers in History, with specialisations in the History of Slavery, Early Modern History, or Modern European History, respectively. You will have a PhD in History or a relevant discipline and a strong publication record. Experience of teaching in Higher Education at undergraduate level is essential and teaching experience at postgraduate level is desirable.

For full details, or to request an application pack, visit or e-mail, please quote Job Ref in all enquiries.

Co-Editorship (Junior, 2 year), Hortulus Journal

Due: 15 July, 2015

Job Purpose
To undertake a range of duties associated with organizing, editing, and publicizing an academic journal by working in coordination with the Senior Editor. This is a two-year post from 15th of August 2015 until 15th of August 2017. Applicants MUST NOT graduate during this period and must maintain their position as a graduate student (US)/post-graduate researcher (UK) during the entire length of the position. If you have already received your doctorate degree or WILL receive your doctorate degree during this term you will be ineligible for the position. The appointed applicant will undertake a junior-editorship during the first year of service and a senior-editorship in the second year of service.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
1. To take responsibility for the planning, organisation and delivery of the journal in a timely manner.

2. To be responsible for the maintenance of the website, social media outlets, and publicity.

3. To participate fully in the assessment process by designating peer-reviewers for articles, maintaining and developing the assessment criteria, and assessing articles for acceptance to or rejection from the journal.

4. To supervise assistant editors and the Reviews Editor in their work in evaluating the content and grammar of accepted articles, and to work with additional staff to maintain a consistent and professional identity for Hortulus.

5. To undertake administration as reasonably requested by the Senior Editor including but not limited to project management, email correspondence, updating records, and revision of style-guides and internal policy documents.

6. To engage in detailed editing of content published by the journal including but not limited to organization, comprehension, grammar, style, and quality assurance.

7. To be willing to learn new skills required by the position both generally and specifically related to programs and applications.

8. To network with other postgraduates and staff members to promote the journal throughout one’s tenure as co-editor.

9. To draft solicitations for job-openings at the journal.

10. To draft calls for papers for the journal and its affiliated events.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
Ability to edit prose for content, organization, and detailed areas such as grammar and punctuation
Organizational skills
IT literacy
Familiarity with basic HTML
Experience managing projects
Rate of Pay
All positions at Hortulus are un-paid voluntary positions and provide an opportunity for MA/PhD students to get more involved in online academic publishing.

Please email the following items to with the subject line: co-editor position.

Your completed Application Form
A copy of your CV in PDF format
A cover letter with your statement of interest, including any experience you have with editing and academic writing.

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, Penn Humanities Forum, Topic: TRANSLATION

Application Deadline: October 15, 2015

The Penn Humanities Forum awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). Scholars are required to spend the year (September–May) in residence at Penn.

The Fellowship carries an annual stipend of $46,500 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents) and a $2500 research fund. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research.

The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree (MFAs and other doctorates such as EdD are ineligible). Humanists and those in related fields (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are eligible to apply. Exclusions are proposals in social science disciplines, educational curriculum building, and work by performing artists (n.b., scholars of performance areeligible).

The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms. International scholars are appointed under a J-1 visa only (Research Scholar status). No exceptions can be made, and the Penn Humanities Forum reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet this condition. Applicants should consult the international programs office at their current university to confirm eligibility before applying for this fellowship.