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20 August 2012

Magna Carta Research Post at the British Library


In 2015, the British Library will be hosting a major exhibition to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the granting of Magna Carta. We are currently recruiting a researcher to work with the curatorial project team on the post-medieval dissemination, impact, imagery and legacy of Magna Carta in the United Kingdom and around the world. The researcher will be required to write exhibition text and related printed and online materials; to ensure that key elements of the knowledge generated by that project are transferred to the public through the exhibition; to help to organise an international conference; and to support the promotion of the exhibition in the media and to visitors. This post is partly funded by the AHRC research project on Magna Carta based at the University of East Anglia.

The researcher must have a post-graduate degree, or equivalent, in early modern/modern British history, and specialist knowledge and research experience relevant to the post medieval-history and legacy of Magna Carta. Candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to promote the project through presentations, lectures, publications and social media and strong IT skills.

More details on this post can be found here.

Closing date: 16 September 2012. Interviews will be held on 25 September 2012.


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