Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Institute for Medieval Studies University of Leeds School of History Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Institute for Medieval Studies

Do you possess excellent palaeographical skills with a strong command of Medieval Latin? Have you completed or are you nearing completion a PhD in Medieval studies with an interest in medieval monasteries?

This is an exciting opportunity to work on the AHRC-funded research grant, ‘The Sacred Landscapes of Medieval Monasteries: An interdisciplinary study of meaning embedded in space and production’, with co-investigators Professor Emilia Jamroziak (University of Leeds) and Professor Janet Burton (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)


This project investigates medieval monasteries in Lincolnshire and Wales and addresses inter-related issues of landscape meaning and cultural production. The research assistant will focus on the post-1259 manuscript of the Kirkstead Abbey Cartulary (BL Cotton Vesp. E. xviii). They will produce a diplomatic transcription of the whole manuscript. The research assistant will have also an opportunity to contribute to the wider aims of the project, in particular through investigation of the archival memory of Kirkstead Abbey and its relationship to the surrounding communities. The research assistant will also work closely with archaeologists in providing landscape-relevant information from the cartulary.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Emilia Jamroziak

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 33592, email:


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of History
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  80% of full time
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years)
Release Date:  Wednesday 20 March 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 17 April 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 09 May 2019
Reference:  AHCHI1018
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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