Job: Postdoc – Networking Archives, Queen Mary University of London

From the ad:

The School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on an AHRC-funded research project, ‘Networking Archives: Assembling and analysing a meta-archive of correspondence, 1509-1714’… This project, which was launched in October 2018, will bring together early modern correspondence data collected in ‘Early Modern Letters Online’ (EMLO), and merge this with metadata from the Tudor and Stuart ‘State Papers Online’ (Gale) to create the UK’s largest meta-archive of curated early modern correspondence of c.430,000 letters. Following the process of data gathering and cleaning, we will combine quantitative network analysis with traditional research approaches to discover what the meta-archive reveals about the ways in which ‘intelligence’ was gathered and transmitted in the early modern period, both in terms of political missives communicated for the consolidation of state authority and as learned exchanges within the international ‘republic of letters’.

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