The Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons (GEMMS) project is seeking two PhD students, one in the northeastern US and the other in the UK, in a related field of study (including but not limited to early modern English literature, social, political, and religious history, theology, and book history) to assist with data collection. The duration of the positions is twelve months, with a possibility of extending the contract. The researchers will work approximately 20 hours per month.
GEMMS is a group-sourced, online, bibliographic database of early modern (1530-1715) sermon manuscripts in the UK and North America. The role of the Research Assistants is primarily to collect metadata for the database in selected repositories in the US or UK. The Research Assistants also may have the opportunity to present research, to participate in promoting GEMMS, and to conduct workshops for groups of potential contributors and users.
We are particularly seeking candidates who have experience working with early modern manuscripts, have a background in early modern British or colonial ecclesiastical history, and/or whose work involves the use of early modern sermons.
Deadline for applications: November 4, 2022.