Shaping Scholarship Research Fellow

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880368
  • Closes: 03rd December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) develops archive-based research projects of relevance to the period 1500 – 1800.

The postholder will be required to assist with the research project Shaping Scholarship: Early Donations to the Bodleian Library. This AHRC-funded 3-year project seeks to uncover the stories behind the books on the shelves at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

The postholder will help construct a prosopography of the donors to the Library in order to examine this historical group who share the characteristic of donating money or bibliographical items. The postholder will assist with the capture biographical and bibliographical data located within the records of the Bodleian and local record offices. They will also help map and visualise the networks of donors and their books using digital methods.

This is a full-time position with an expected start date in March 2022, currently funded for 2 years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The postholder should have a PhD or equivalent, knowledge of the history and culture of early modern Europe, and experience of working in a research environment. The postholder should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and research skills, including but not limited to palaeography and a knowledge of bibliographical good practice.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed below.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you are unable to apply online, or would like more information please contact Ms Lucy Stagg, or 020 7679 1365.

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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

3 Dec 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

13 Dec 2021

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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