Two Postdocs at UCL in Manuscripts/ TEI/ Transcriptions: Bentham Project

The Bentham Papers Transcription Initiative is an ambitious and ground-breaking project which will increase access to and encourage user participation with the papers of the philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (17481832, see We are now hiring for two postdoc research associates. Both posts are available immediately and funded for one year in the first instance.

Research Associate: The post holder will co-ordinate the various aspects of the project. They will write up the documentation for the amateur transcribers, run the publicity campaign which will recruit them, act as moderator of the submitted transcripts, and help to draft the qualitative user study and the final report.
See for further information.

Research Associate (IT): The post holder will be working with the other Research Associate and the web developer to create an attractive and intuitive interface. They will take responsibility for the mark-up of the existing transcripts from MS Word into TEI compliant XML, link the digital images to the existing database catalogue and the transcription tool, and help draft user documentation and a qualitative user study.
See for further information.

Closing date for both applications is 8th March 2010. Please get in touch with Philip Schofield ( or Melissa Terras ( if you have any queries, or want further information.

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