Thursday, August 21, 2008

Staging the Henrician Court

Postdoctoral Research Assistant [this via the LRS ...]
School of Arts and Humanities
Starting salary: #23,002, rising annually to #25,135

This is a fixed-term appointment for two years to work on an AHRC-funded
project entitled Staging the Henrician Court, under the direction of the
projects Principle Investigator, Dr Thomas Betteridge. The post will
involve working closely with the curators at Hampton Court Palace,
particularly Susannah Lipscombe and Dr Kent Rawlinson, and with the
Co-Investigator on the project, Professor Greg Walker. The successful
candidate will be part of the English Department at Oxford Brookes
University and will be well placed to develop a strong research and
publications profile. The successful candidate will have research
experience in Tudor literature and/or history. He or she will ideally have
research interests in Tudor Court Drama, and experience in the creation of
blogs/wikis. An ability to teach in the early modern period may also be an

You will be responsible for:
archival study into Tudor Court Drama focusing specifically on the reign
of Henry VIII
working with members of the project to produce a production of The Play of
the Weather
writing a reflective journal of the rehearsal process leading up to the
production of The Play of the Weather
creating a website including details of the production process
writing a substantial introduction to the website
collating and ordering material for the projects website/wiki
writing an academic article on the staging of The Play of the Weather and
two drama workshops at Hampton Court Palace

You should have:
a PhD or equivalent in English Literature or History
experience of archival research
experience of Tudor drama in performance
experience in the creation of wikis/websites/blogs

For further information about the project contact: Dr Thomas Betteridge at
Ref: 415/16535/MM
Closing date: 26 August 2008


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