Part-time paid research assistant required for The Curran Index

We are delighted to announce that The Curran Index is recruiting a part-time, paid research assistant to help the current editors, Dr Emily Bell and Dr Lara Atkin, to expand the attribution data that is currently incorporated into the Index.

The Role 

A Research Assistant is required to undertake archival work examining the Chambers Journal ledgers at the National Library of Scotland. The ideal candidate will be based in easy travel distance of the NLS and will have a research background in Victorian periodical studies, either studying for a PhD or post-doctoral. You will be expected to examine the Chambers’s Journal Ledgers, particularly the notebooks containing details of the cash payments made to authors for contributions to the journal and other work between 1839-1903. High quality scans of these ledgers should be taken, and a research report produced highlighting any attribution data gathered from the ledgers that could be integrated into The Curran Index. You will work independently but report to Dr Lara Atkin and Dr Emily Bell,  co-editors of The Curran Index.

More information on how to apply and a full job description can be found here:

The Curran Index can be found here:

This job is suitable for an advanced postgraduate or postdoctoral ECR, with a background in archival work and periodical studies, who is based within commutable distance from the National Library of Scotland. So please do circulate to anyone you know who might be interested. The timings for the work are flexible and can be fitted around existing research and teaching commitments. If you have any further questions please do email me on

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