Public History Position at British Library

Posted on September 7, 2012 by


Researcher, The Post-Medieval Legacy of Magna Carta

British Library

Salary £31,076 p.a. Fixed term contract until 30 April 2015.

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

You 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. The ability to work effectively with the research materials and within the project team on this deadline-driven project are essential. You will need to demonstrate the ability to promote the project through presentations, lectures, publications and social media and strong IT skills.

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