Job Opening: Postdoctoral Research Associate (University of Oxford)

In addition to the currently open postdoctoral position at Queen Mary University London, we’re offering a second ‘Postdoctoral Research Associate’ post beginning January 2020 at the University of Oxford.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 18 months. The successful candidate will conduct independent research on the intersections of political and intellectual ‘intelligencing’ in mid-17th century England. In addition to this, they will participate in the collaborative, interdisciplinary ‘laboratories’, in which experiments will be conducted on the newly curated and merged datasets whilst also developing plans for disseminating the results.

For full details please see the official job posting. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Howard Hotson ([email protected]) after September 6th for an informal discussion of the job and its requirements.

The closing date for applications is 14 October 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Job Opening: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Queen Mary University London)

We’re looking for a ‘Postdoctoral Research Associate’ based at Queen Mary University London to join our project in January 2020.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be actively involved in all facets of the project, and will be provided with the necessary training to contribute towards these tasks, although pre-existing skills in network analysis (or other digital humanities training) would be beneficial. In discussion with the PI and Co-Is, the research associate will develop their own research agenda and publications arising from the experimental monthly Lab meetings, to analyse the archive of 430,000 letters using a combination of quantitative network analysis and traditional literary historical research.

For full details please see the official job posting at QMUL. Interested candidates are also encouraged to contact Dr Ruth Ahnert ([email protected]) for an informal discussion of the job and its requirements.

The closing date for applications is 23 September 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

ps. See also our second post-doctoral job opening for this project at the University of Oxford.

Dr Esther van Raamsdonk joins ‘Networking Archives’

We are delighted to announce that Dr Esther van Raamsdonk has joined our project team as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant based at Queen Mary University of London.

Her Ph.D. thesis, ‘Milton, Marvell and Seventeenth-Century Anglo-Dutch Relations’ (University of Exeter) examines the connections between the United Provinces and England in a transnational framework. As well as developing several strands of under-considered connections in trade, politics, religion and intellectual exchange, the thesis explores Andrew Marvell and John Milton as crucially ‘European’ rather than only ‘English’ literary and political figures.

She is currently preparing a monograph from this material, due to be published this year, entitled ‘Milton, Marvell, and the Dutch Republic’, with Routledge. Her current research interests and publications include work on Milton and the spice trade, state intelligence gathering and information networks, Joost van den Vondel’s religious and political plays, Dutch and English demons in pamphlet culture, and common destinations and reactions displayed in travelogues of the period.

Please join us in welcoming Esther to ‘Networking Archives’!

Job Opening: Postdoctoral Research Assistant

We’re looking for a ‘Postdoctoral Research Assistant’ based at Queen Mary University London to join our project in January 2019. For full details please see the official job posting at QMUL. Interested candidates are also encouraged to contact Dr Ruth Ahnert ([email protected]) for an informal discussion of the job and its requirements.

The closing date for applications is 27 November 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.