Postdoctoral Vacancies (5) Announced for ERC project

Postdoctoral Researchers (5)

Project: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women's Writing, 1550-1700 (RECIRC)

Moore Institute

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

The National University of Ireland, Galway is seeking to fill 5 full-time, fixed-term Postdoctoral Researcher position(s) for the project ‘The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women's Writing, 1550-1700' (RECIRC), led by Dr. Marie-Louise Coolahan, Principal Investigator (School of Humanities). The positions are funded by the European Research Council, under the Consolidator Grant Scheme, 2013. The successful candidates will be expected to start on 1st October 2014.

Project Description
The project will produce a large-scale, quantitative analysis of the reception and circulation of women's writing from 1550 to 1700. The results will enable analysis of how texts, ideas and reputations gained traction in the early modern period. RECIRC is organised in four interlocking work packages to which the postdoctoral position(s) are allocated: (1) transnational religious networks; (2) the international republic of letters; (3) the manuscript miscellany; and (4) book/manuscript ownership. The focus includes writers who were read in Ireland and Britain as well as women born and resident in Anglophone countries. The research team will be based in the Moore Institute, now housed in the new, purpose-built Hardiman Research Building. All researchers will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Marie-Louise Coolahan

We invite applicants with expertise in the following areas:
1. Transnational Religious Networks
2. The International Republic of Letters
3. The Manuscript Miscellany as Instrument of Circulation and Site of Reception
4. Transmission Trails and Book Ownership

Further details on

Salary: €42,394 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

Start Date: 1st October 2014

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Informal enquiries concerning these positions may be made by contacting Dr. Marie-Louise Coolahan:

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm, Wednesday 14th May 2014

The National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.