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Part-time Graduate Researcher – Opening the Edgeworth Papers (variable hours; 2 posts)

Applications for this vacancy closed on 25 February 2019 at 12:00PM
<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <p></p><p>The Faculty of English Language and Literature is seeking to appoint two graduate research assistants to provide support for a funded research project. The successful candidates will gain invaluable experience in developing and designing a research blog and in editing digital materials for publication.</p><br> <p>The Bodleian Libraries hold a rich and varied collection of papers related to the Edgeworth family from the 17th to the 19th century. Only a tiny percentage of the material contained therein is available in print and even less has been subject to scholarly editing. The collection is little known but of great significance providing important evidence historical and literary. This includes manuscript drafts and family correspondence about: the literary career of one of the most important novelists of the early 19th century, Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849); the educational, agricultural and political theory and practice of Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744-1817); the ways in which an extended family (Richard had four wives who bore him 22 children) with connections in Ireland, England, France and India, communicated and collaborated in the production of art, literature, and scientific knowledge; the history of Anglo-Irish relations in a period of political contestation and transformation. We aim to investigate ways to raise the profile of the collection through public engagement and knowledge exchange activities as well as scholarly and digital editing.</p><br> <p>'Opening the Edgeworth Papers' is a collaboration between Professor Ros Ballaster in the Faculty of English, University of Oxford and Catriona Cannon (Deputy Librarian and Keeper of Collections), and is funded by the John Fell Fund.</p><br> <p>The main responsibilities of the research assistants will be to assist in the conversion of the calendar of Edgeworth correspondence arranged chronologically and annotated with current shelf marks which is at MS. Facs. c. 99 into a searchable database; selecting images from the collection from the year 1819 - 1820 to be digitised for punctual publication in a monthly blog (from end March 2019-end February 2020); writing copy to present the material; and promoting the blog on social media. This is expected to average 4 hours per week for 52 weeks.</p><br> <p>In addition, the research assistants will co-curate a small Proscholium exhibition in the Bodleian library of materials from the collection, and organise with the PIs a workshop for international scholars with research interests in the papers and a hands-on workshop for the collection for taught masters&#146; students at Oxford.</p><br> <p>The successful candidates must possess a degree and be working towards a doctorate in a humanities subject. They must have specialist knowledge in English or history to work within the project, be able to manage their own research, and have excellent communication skills, both written and oral.</p><br> <p>Applications should include a CV and supporting statement.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 25 February 2019. Interviews will be held in Oxford on Thursday 7 or Friday 8 March 2019.</p> </div>
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Faculty of English Language and Literature, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford
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The Faculty of English Language and Literature is seeking to appoint two graduate research assistants to provide support for a funded research project. The successful candidates will gain invaluable experience in developing and designing a research blog and in editing digital materials for publication.


The Bodleian Libraries hold a rich and varied collection of papers related to the Edgeworth family from the 17th to the 19th century. Only a tiny percentage of the material contained therein is available in print and even less has been subject to scholarly editing. The collection is little known but of great significance providing important ...

The Faculty of English Language and Literature is seeking to appoint two
graduate research assistants to provide support for a funded research project.
The successful candidates will gain invaluable experience in developing and
designing a research blog and in editing digital materials for publication.



The Bodleian Libraries hold a rich and varied collection of papers related to
the Edgeworth family from the 17th to the 19th century. Only a tiny percentage
of the material contained therein is available in print and even less has been
subject to scholarly editing. The collection is little known but of great
significance providing important ...
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Part-time Graduate Researcher – Opening the Edgeworth Papers (variable hours; 2 posts)
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