Research School for Economic and Social History


Position for Student Assistant early modern history (KNAW Humanities Cluster) – deadline 1 June 2022

For the editorial project The Correspondence of Cristofforo Suriano (1616-1623), the Humanities Cluster of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) is currently recruiting a Student Assistant (0.4 fte for 3 or 6 months) in the field of early modern history.

The student assistant will contribute to the creation of a modern, annotated digital edition (with English-language abstracts) of the letters of Christofforo Suriano, the Venetian representative in The Hague, and will assist the editor in various tasks, including general editorial work and historical research on persons, books, and events mentioned in the letters. The student assistant will also be an active participant in the research group.

Applicants must currently be doing an (R)Ma in history or a related field. The successful applicant will also have a BA in History or a related field (with a specialisation in the early modern period), demonstrably excellent research skills, knowledge of and/or experience with archival research and historical databases, a background or demonstrable interest in digital techniques, outstanding writing skills in English. Experience with seventeenth-century paleography and/or a (passive) knowledge of Italian will serve as recommendation.

Applications are due by 1 June 2022 and should only be submitted through the KNAW Application page (see below).

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