Research Assistant, ESRC-funded project on status and worth in early modern England. You get to poke around in church court records! (Well, I’d enjoy it anyway.)
Applications are invited for one full time Research Assistant to work on an ESRC funded project on perceptions of worth and social status in early modern England. The applicant will work with Dr Alexandra Shepard to collect material from church court records held in a number of local record offices, to compile a database from it, and to co-author an article on the distribution of wealth and poverty in early modern England. The appointment will be for 18 months from September 2005, though the start date may be flexible.
Candidates should have a PhD in History or a cognate discipline, familiarity with early modern primary sources and palaeography, and experience of compiling datasets (preferably using a relational database). Experience of working with early modern church court records is desirable but not essential. The post is available initially at spine point 6 on the Research Assistant scale (currently £21,640).