Fragmentarium Research Associate – Cambridge University

Cambridge University Library (CUL) holds one of the largest collections of fragments of medieval manuscripts in the UK, comprising approximately 1,750 items arranged into over 80 separate sub-collections. Cambridge University Library is looking to recruit a Fragmentarium Research Associate, who will have the opportunity to shed new light on this collection. This post is funded by a grant from Fragmentarium, the ‘Laboratory of Medieval Manuscript Fragments’ based at the University of Fribourg, which is supported by the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation. CUL has also secured supplementary funding for this post from the Aurelius Charitable Trust.

The Fragmentarium Research Associate will be responsible for producing detailed catalogue descriptions of the fragments in TEI format using the XML editor Oxygen and following in-house guidelines drawn up in collaboration with the Bodleian Library, and preparing them for publication on the Cambridge Digital Library alongside high-resolution digital images. You will also be responsible for disseminating the results of your work via CUL’s Special Collections blog, social media channels and other outreach initiatives.

Applicants should hold a post-graduate qualification in a relevant field, preferably a doctorate, and have a proven ability to read and catalogue manuscripts in Latin and medieval vernacular languages. Knowledge of palaeography and codicology, and manuscript and bibliographical research skills, are essential. Applicants must also have experience of cataloguing or describing medieval manuscripts.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

The closing date for applications is 8 May 2022.

Interviews are planned to held on 27 May 2022.

To apply, please visit the job advertisement.