Three Post Doc positions open for CULTIVATE MSS Project

Monday 14 October 2019

Applications are invited for three Post-doctoral Research Fellowships as part of the ERC Consolidator Grant Project: Cultural Values and the International Trade in Medieval European Manuscripts, c. 1900-1945 (CULTIVATE MSS). 

The project examines the trade in medieval manuscripts c. 1900-1945, focusing on England, France, Germany and America. It assesses the impact of a small group of very wealthy collectors on the development of library collections and scholarship, which in turn have shaped our understanding of the past and cultural heritage. The research explores the networks of dealers and scholars that facilitated the trade in manuscripts. Through an analysis of published and unpublished accounts of manuscripts, and price data, the project aims to reconstruct the values projected onto medieval books. In addition, the research addresses the impact of social, economic and political shifts in the period, including two world wars, on the trade in manuscripts and attitudes to these books as objects of national significance. 

How to Apply -
Post-doctoral Research Fellow: The Economic History of the Trade in Medieval Manuscripts c. 1900-1945
Post-doctoral Research Fellow: Trade in Medieval Manuscripts in France c. 1900-1945
Post-doctoral Research Fellow: Trade in Medieval Manuscripts in Germany c. 1900-1945

Applications close Sunday 10th November 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 18 November. Interviews will take place on 26, 28, and 29 November.

If you would like to discuss the post informally, or have questions about the application process, contact Dr Laura Cleaver (