Job Vacancy: Digital Medieval Manuscripts Fellow

Another vacancy has come up for work with medieval manuscripts in a digital context. Again, this is not part of the DigiPal project at all, although it does involve working with people who are connected to DigiPal (Elaine Treharne is on this project's Advisory Board, and we have also been actively supported by Stanford Digital Libraries, particularly in the use of digital images).

There is quite a lot of detail on the relevant web page, but quoting some extracts:

This position will help anchor and accelerate the efforts for building a network of digital medieval manuscript repositories. Specifically, the Fellow will apply and test the methods and technologies being developed in SUL’s interoperable initiatives (see, focusing on Stanford’s growing corpus of medieval resources, faculty research and pedagogical objectives, and his/her own field of expertise. This includes curating data sets by identifying, aggregating, transforming and integrating resources from multiple sources. The Fellow will also play an integral role in helping develop and enhance technologies to visualize, analyze and annotate manuscripts. S/he will work directly with software engineering teams at Stanford and beyond to specify, test and document emerging tools and services.  The Fellow will bring an understanding of research and pedagogical methodologies in medieval studies to enhance the technical work and digital resource development being done within the Libraries.


This position will work jointly across the Stanford University Libraries and the English Department in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Within SUL, it will be supervised by SUL’s Digital Medieval Manuscripts Program Manager. The position will also be an integral part of the Digital Manuscripts Technical Council, an international panel of technologists from some of the world’s leading research libraries that is cooperatively defining the technical landscape for manuscript studies. Within the Department of English, the Fellow will be engaged with Professor Elaine Treharne, focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of new methodologies for manuscript studies.

Apparently applications will be accepted until the post is filled, but 'review of applications is already underway'. Further details are available from


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