Senior Research Assistant

University of Chester - Department of History and Archaeology

Fixed-term contract until 3rd September 2020.

The Digital Humanities Research Centre at the University of Chester is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Assistant to be part of an international interdisciplinary team working on the project “Digging into Early Colonial Mexico: A large-scale computational analysis of 16th century historical sources (DigCH)”.

The post holder will provide expertise in GIS and the field of Spatial Humanities to analyse the geographic aspects of large 16th century digital historical collections regarding the colonial history of America. The post holder will also work in close collaboration with other members of the team to conduct research leading to publications on how digital approaches can help in the understanding of the early colonisation process of America, support the creation of new geographical methods and approaches for historical research, assist colleagues from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Lisbon in research related to Geographic Information Retrieval, and colleagues at the Museum of Templo Mayor in research related to territorial and geographical transformations as recorded in historical documents.

You will join an interdisciplinary team of internationally renowned researchers from the UK, Portugal, and Mexico, based at the Universities of Chester, Lancaster, Lisbon, and the Museum of Templo Mayor.

You will be qualified to postgraduate level; a PhD is desirable. You must have relevant expertise in the use of GIS and spatial analysis in a human geography environment and/or humanities research.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Patricia Murrieta-Flores (

Candidates may download further details from our website at and apply for the post via our Online Recruitment Website, quoting reference number RA001778. CVs and cover letters are also welcome, in addition to the application form.

Closing date: 22nd August 2017.

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