Deadline: 28 June 2016 (12 noon)
Two-year full-time position from October 2016
Inner Lives: Emotion, Identity and the Supernatural, 1300-1900
This post is a two-year full-time postdoctoral research associateship to participate in a major research project (2015-18) funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The principal investigator is Professor Malcolm Gaskill; the co-investigators are Dr Sophie Page (UCL), covering the medieval period, and Professor Owen Davies (Hertfordshire), covering the modern.
The successful applicant would be based in the School of History at the University of East Anglia. He/she would assist Prof. Gaskill with his work on witchcraft in the Anglo-American world and the history of emotions, while also furthering his/her own research and publication plans. A doctorate in early modern history is an essential requirement, as is proficiency in using sixteenth- and seventeenth-century manuscripts and printed sources. Expertise in the history of emotions and/or the history of witchcraft would be especially welcome.
The research associate would also be expected to help with the project more widely, including overseeing the website and social media, writing and commissioning blog posts, drawing together ‘inner lives’ methodologies to write an article for publication, helping with a planned exhibition, and organising an international conference in 2018.
The research associate will be entitled to funds from the project research budget to cover expenses related to the project and to his/her own work.