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Manuscripts Specialist (Staff Research Associate III)

Under the direction of the project’s Principal Investigator Professor
Patrick Geary and the Project Manager Dr. Julian Hendrix, the Research
Associate will be responsible for directing and performing archival and
library research, and for identifying and analyzing the linguistic,
orthographic, paleographic and textual features of some 168 medieval
manuscripts for the research project "Creation of Virtual Libraries of
the Carolingian Monasteries of St. Gall and Reichenau." Funded by the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this project will make accessible online
digital images, descriptions, and contextual data of ninth-century
manuscripts from libraries at St. Gall and Reichenau. The Research
Associate will assist the Project Manager with the development of XML
templates and user interfaces for the project’s manuscript website. The
Research Associate will also assist the Project Manager in creating
descriptions and indices of the manuscripts’ contents as well as be
responsible for writing thematic essays highlighting significant
elements of the manuscript collection for publication on the project
website.

Candidates must have a PhD in some area of medieval studies and strong
Latin and German, as well as extensive knowledge of Carolingian
paleography and codicology, and experience working with early medieval
manuscripts. Experience working with XML markup and web design is
strongly preferred.

This is an eleven month (08/01/11 - 06/30/12), grant-funded position. In
addition to completing the online application here (you can not be considered for the position without applying on-line), please send a copy of your letter of application (cover letter) and CV to the project
PI, Professor Patrick Geary, by email AND Project
Manager Dr. Julian Hendrix. Review of
applications will begin immediately.