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Digital Humanities Postdoc, Records of Early English Drama

Open until filled

The Records of Early English Drama, an international humanities research project focusing on medieval and early modern performance studies that is based at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities. REED is at the start of a substantial shift in how it publishes its record collections, from print to online, and the successful candidate will be an integral member of the team responsible for developing this new digital approach to publishing these resources for research and education. REED is a longstanding research and editorial project, with partnership for maintenance and sustainability of its digital resources at the University of Toronto Libraries. REED is overseen by an international Executive Board, with a Digital Advisory Committee guiding its Digital Humanities initiatives.

The Digital Humanities Fellow will join the project on site at the University of Toronto in order to work effectively with the general editor, editorial staff, developers, and research assistants. The Fellow will also work closely with REED’s Digital Advisory Committee, who, along with members of the Executive Board, will provide guidance, mentorship, and professionalization. The Digital Humanities fellow will be key to the development of a new digital editing and publication environment for REED’s forthcoming digital collections. As a member of the editorial team, the fellow will also participate meaningfully in the development of the online indexing of REED collections, and work to establish progressive new strategies for glossing medieval and early modern documents through editing and encoding of TEI documents and development of REED’s new digital production environment.

The successful candidate will demonstrate superior skills and aptitudes in early modern research, textual studies, and scholarly editing in Digital Humanities contexts. Advanced competency in TEI- compliant XML (P5) is required and some XSLT 2.0 experience is strongly desirable. Engagement in open source development, digital scholarship frameworks and open access approaches to scholarship is essential. In addition, he or she should possess strong organizational skills and the desire to learn and pursue research in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

The successful applicant will also be encouraged to pursue his or her own research while at U of T, while receiving training and career development opportunities through REED’s international network as well as members of the REED Executive Board and Digital Advisory Committee.

Salary for this position is competitive in the Canadian context.Applicants must have completed their PhD within five years of the beginning of the fellowship. Applicants who will defend their thesis before 1 July 2015 are eligible, but a letter from their supervisor or Chair may be requested. Any award will be conditional on a successful defense. Applicants who received their PhD prior to 1 July 2010 are ineligible.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may further expand the range of ideas and perspectives.

Applications, comprising a brief cover letter, CV, a sample of Digital Humanities work in medieval or early modern scholarship, and the names and contact information for three referees, may be sent electronically to the general editor, Sally­Beth MacLean, at <>. Applications will be received and reviewed until the position is filled; the position can begin as early as June 2015. All applications received will be acknowledged.

Digital Managing Editor, The Folger Shakespeare Library

Due: ASAP (posted May 4th, job starts in July 2015)

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located in Washington, D.C., is seeking an experienced Digital Managing Editor to join our growing Digital Media and Publications team. Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art, the Folger serves a wide audience of scholars, visitors, teachers, students, and families as they explore the world of Shakespeare in our theatre, concerts, lectures, exhibitions, library, and online resources.

The Digital Managing Editor (DME), a new position, will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Folger’s online presence. The DME will work closely with content owners and contributors to develop deep, evergreen content; supervise enhancements to the visual presentation, architecture, and user experience of Folger-owned online properties; and work with our digital team to assess and recommend new technologies. The DME will also oversee and become the resident expert on the Folger’s implementation of the Drupal content management system.

This position requires a BA in a relevant field and at least 3 years of experience in a similar position, preferably in higher education or a cultural organization. Applicants must have experience with at least one web content management system (Drupal preferred), and possess an understanding of online editorial workflows. They should be familiar with SEO strategy and tactics, as well as have a working knowledge of AP or Chicago style manuals.  Also required is experience with managing multiple initiatives and competing deadlines, as well as the ability to mentor and collaborate with content owners. This is a two-year position starting in July 2015. 35 hour week with excellent benefits.

To learn more about the Folger, please visit us at To apply, please email cover letter and resume or mail to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: HR/DME, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. No phone calls, please. EOE.

Lecturer in Medieval Literature, Queen Mary, University of London – School of English & Drama
Closes: 27th May 2015

Salary: 39351
Hours: Full Time; Contract / Temporary
Job Ref: QMUL5845

Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group with an outstanding reputation in the humanities and social sciences. The English Department was ranked fourth in the last national Research Excellence Framework.

The department wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval Literature. The successful applicant will have research interests that demonstrate an innovative attitude towards aspects of medieval literature or medieval studies, with an excellent research record and substantial plans for future work in the field. We expect the person appointed to contribute to our teaching provision in the medieval area (Old English through to the early sixteenth century), and to develop new modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The post is full time, starting from 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary will be on the Academic and Education Grade 5 scale at £39,351 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Paul Hamilton, Head of English, at

Details about the School of English and Drama can be found at

Details about the English Department can be found at

Further details and an application form can be found at:

The closing date for applications is 27 May 2015. Interviews will take place shortly thereafter.  See more here.


Due: 15 June

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have strong computer and editorial skills, together with a background in any area of the humanities with a particular specialty in Medieval Studies, and must be available to start work in the fall of 2015 in Cambridge, MA. Strict attention to detail and excellent communication skills are particularly important. Reading ability in French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Latin and/or Italian is also highly desirable.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  This internship will provide experience with the book review process of Speculum, the journal of the Medieval Academy of America. Duties include: sorting books; mailing books to reviewers; compiling information in a database from print books and online resources; transmitting information to the book review editors; receiving, organizing, and proofreading reviews for publication; and using an Excel-based management system (or other appropriate software).

This is a two-stage part-time paid internship. For the first three months the intern will sort and mail the review books while training under the current senior intern (12 hours per week). In January the intern will share the duties of the senior intern, including managing the database of reviews, working with the Book Review Editors, and coordinating and proofreading the reviews (up to 28 hours per week at a higher rate).

The position will begin in September 2015 and run for one year, with a possible renewal for a second year.

Preference will be given to applicants residing in the Boston area during the tenure of the job.

Submit cover letter, together with resume and up-to-date contact information for two referees to Sarah Spence, Editor, Speculum, Applications completed by June 15 will be given full consideration.

For more information about Speculum, click here.

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.

For more info go here.

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.