Exciting Job Opportunity to help communities research the First World War

Everyday Lives in War: Experience and Memory During the First World War

The University of Exeter wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to support the work of Professor Henry French in collaboration with University of Hertfordshire’s AHRC-funded First World War Engagement Centre. This post is available from 1st November 2014 on a fixed term basis at 7 hours per week until 31st December 2016. This post will be based at the University of Exeter.

The Centre aims to connect and encourage academic and community research on the First World War as part of the centenary. Everyday Lives in War will help communities to research the effects of war on daily life between 1914 and 1918, and the legacies of the conflict. The post is offered from 1st November 2014 for 26 months part-time. Applications from all humanities and social science fields are welcome.

Postdoctoral fellows should have an academic interest in the First World War and its legacies, centenaries and commemoration, or public history; possess excellent communication skills in varied registers, in order to work effectively with community history groups and heritage organisations; experience of working in public history contexts; will be expected to carry out their own research leading to publications in a field related to the First World War in journals of international/national standing; have experience of working independently and  managing a varied workload, and to work on collaborative outputs – such as the project’s website.

For further information about the post, please click here to view the full advertisement on the University of Exeter website.