One-Year Palaeography Vacancy on Exon Domesday

As promised in an earlier post, we are now receiving applications for a one-year postdoctoral position on the 'Conqueror's Commissioners' project working on the Exon Domesday book. This is a new AHRC-funded project which will build on the DigiPal framework specifically in the context of the Exon Domesday book. The successful applicant will be employed by King's College London but will be based primarily in Exeter. The full advertisement is available online and is reproduced (with minor editing) below:

Research Associate in the Department of History

Reference: THW/14/059639/103
Salary Details: Grade 6 £32,277
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time

This is a one-year post, contributing to the work of Professor Julia Crick (Department of History, King’s College London), Dr Stephen Baxter (St Peter’s College, Oxford) and Dr Peter Stokes (Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London) in their major AHRC project, The Conqueror’s Commissioners: unlocking the Domesday Survey of South-Western England. The successful candidate will work as part of the project team, will have experience in the palaeography and codicology of medieval manuscripts, and have special responsibility for recording the physical construction of the book.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D on a relevant topic, good knowledge of codicology and palaeography and a working knowledge of medieval Latin. Candidates willing to make independent palaeographical judgements, with experience in handling medieval manuscripts and familiarity with palaeographical literature will be favoured. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work to deadlines are essential. He/she will be able to work independently and to work as a team.

  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 04 September 2014.
  • Interviews will be held in mid-/late-September tbc.
  • Equality of opportunity is College policy.
  • The appointment will be made at Grade 6, spine point 31, currently £32,277 per annum.
  • Fixed term contract for 12 months.
  • Please note that the post holder will be based in Exeter with frequent travel to King’s London campuses.

Closing date: 04 September 2014

If you have questions about this role, please contact: Professor Julia Crick, Tel: 07969533068, Email:

Details of how to apply are available from the official web page. Further information about the project is also available from my earlier blog post, 'A New Phase for DigiPal II'.


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