Barker Priory Library Fellow

Durham University - Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Contract Type: Full-time, fixed term (1/10/17 – 30/9/18)

Job Purpose
To conduct post-doctoral research in the context of the Priory Library Digitisation Project. This project, entitled ‘Durham Priory Library Recreated’, is a collaboration between Durham Cathedral and Durham University for the digitisation of 480 volumes of manuscripts and several dozen printed books belonging to the pre-Reformation Cathedral Library and dating from the seventh century AD onwards. The fellow will work on material that has been, or is being, digitised in one of five (overlapping) research strands: (1) History of the Book; (2) Community Living: Liturgy, Rules and Well-Being; (3) Scholastic Learning and Philosophical Enquiry; (4) Science, Knowledge and the Natural World; (5) Digital Recreations. For more information about these strands, including current work and the names of the strand leaders, see

This post is generously supported by Joanna Barker in partnership with the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation (ZKS).

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