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Research Associate (Our Heritage, Our Stories: Linking and Searching Community-Generated Digital Content to Develop the People's National Collection)

The University of Manchester - Humanities

Location: Manchester
Salary: £33,309 to £36,382 pro rata per annum, depending on relevant experience
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 4th November 2021
Job Ref: HUM-017633

Job reference: HUM-017633

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/11/2021

Salary: £33,309 to £36,382 pro rata per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

School/ Directorate: History

Hours per week: Part time, 0.8 FTE (28 hours per week)

Contract Duration: From 1 January 2022 until 31 August 2024

Applications are invited for a research associate in history on the large, multi-disciplinary research project ‘Our Heritage, Our Stories: Linking and searching community-generated digital content (CDGC) to develop the people's national collection’, funded by the the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of their Towards a National Collection programme. The project responds to the urgent challenge of making previously unfindable and unlinkable CGDC discoverable within the national collection, while respecting and embracing its complexity and diversity by co-designing and building sophisticated automated tools to make it searchable and connected. 

You will be working with a powerful interdisciplinary partnership on the history strand of the project. Central to the work of the History Lab, and to that of the project as a whole, will be the establishment of a community of practice, where we will identify and collaborate with a number of independent community-produced digital archives that record, safeguard, and make known records, artefacts and oral histories of migration, religious and ethnic identity, and the social history of the UK at a local level. You will also work with the History lead (Barker) to produce case studies of focused periods and themes which draw on CGDC to reveal compelling new narratives about the histories and development of contemporary British society. 

We expect to hold interviews for the post on 19 November 2021.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Hannah Barker


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