Call for two volunteer graduate research associates

The University of Exeter is holding a conference in September 2013 on Working lives between the deck and the dock.  This conference is part of a three year ERC funded project led by principal investigator Dr Maria Fusaro, and is supported by associate research fellows Dr Bernard Allaire, Dr Richard Blakemore, and Dr Tijl Vanneste.

The MarineLives project will be presenting a paper at this conference titled: “Each according to his office”: Risk, rank, and labour in English whaling enterprise at Spitsbergen, 1656-7.  Its proposers and current principal authors are Philip Hnatkovich (Ph.D candidate, Pennsylvania State University) and Colin Greenstreet (Project Leader, Marine Lives).  The paper draws on existing work done by an extended volunteer project team, which has been transcribing High Court of Admiralty records (HCA 13/71, 1656/57)

The MarineLives project team is delighted that its paper has been accepted by the conference organisers, and is now looking for two volunteer graduate research associates to assist it over the next few months in completing the paper. 

We are looking for a commitment of sixty to seventy research hours over a four to five month period.  In return you will get hands on, closely supervised experience of collaborative historical research, using a range of innovative techniques for linkage, community reconstitution, and economic analysis. All intellectual contributions to the paper will be recognised in the paper’s authorship.

For more details, including an outline of the paper, please see:


Published on: 
15 Feb 2013