CoMo Events Spring 2018

The Centre for Contemporary and Modern History (CoMo) brings together international research expertise that ranges across west and eastern Europe, the Mediterranean (including north Africa), the Indian sub-continent, East Asia and the Americas.

To find details of CoMo events running in the Spring semester of 2018 please click here


EPSRC PhD Studentship Opportunity

We have a new EPSRC PhD studentship opportunity available:

‘Information Extraction and Entity Linkage in Historical Crime Records’

Applications are invited for the above EPSRC project studentship commencing on 1 October 2018. This project will develop and refine information extraction techniques by working with one of the most intractable, largely unstructured, sources in the humanities, historical newspapers. Addressing a challenge identified during the recently completed project, the Digital Panopticon: Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia, 1780-1925, this project will develop methods of extracting information about crimes and police court trials from English newspapers for linkage to the existing ‘life archives’ of convicts in the Digital Panopticon.

Application deadline: 5pm, Friday 18 May 2018
Interviews: interviews will take place week commencing 4 June 2018

For more information please see:…/information-extraction

Job Opportunity: Lecturer in North American and/or Caribbean History Before c. 1820

Contract: Open-ended from 1st September 2018

We are seeking to appoint a historian of North America and/or the Caribbean between the sixteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The successful candidate will be an excellent researcher and communicator capable of teaching specialist courses and contributing to our undergraduate and postgraduate provision in American, Early Modern, and possibly Global History. All qualified candidates are invited to apply, although we would particularly welcome applicants with an interest in the history of slavery.

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Job opportunity: Teaching Associate in Ancient History

Contract: Fixed Term from 01 September 2018 until the 30 June 2019

We are seeking to appoint a ten month fixed-term Teaching Associate in Ancient History, specifically the history of ancient Rome and its empire.

You will have a PhD in History or a related subject area or have equivalent experience and have teaching strengths within the area of ancient history and will help design and deliver teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  You will also be expected to contribute to the Department’s presence within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the wider University and, through outreach and knowledge exchange, in Sheffield and beyond.

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