Vacancy: Part-time Research Coordinator – ‘Lest We Forget’, Oxford

Faculty of English Language and Literature, Oxford
Grade 5: £24,565 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 131367

The Faculty of English Language and Literature seeks to appoint a research co-ordinator for the ‘Lest We Forget’ project. The project sets out to crowd-source content from the public related to the First World War collecting the material for free reuse online. This will be a national project co-ordinating local digital collection days across the country run by volunteers in which members of the local community will bring in material they own related to the war for digitisation.

The postholder will work primarily on co-ordinating the project activities, liaising with volunteers, and keeping the project plan. The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational skills, have experience in social media and online communications, and some experience of project delivery. It is particularly suitable for someone interested in working with project management and outreach and/or interested in WW1.

Since this is a part-time post (0.2FTE – 7.25 hours per week), it is recognised that there will be a need to prioritise different areas at different times, and the precise allocation of duties and hours will be decided in consultation with the Project Director.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 18 October 2017.

Somerville College Great War Roadshow, 15 November 2014

Somerville College are holding a Great War Roadshow on Saturday 15 November 2014, from 10am-2pm, in the Flora Anderson Hall.

You can find further information here and a poster here: Publicity PosterA5

They are still looking for volunteers to help out with the day. If you can spare a few hours, please contact:
Dr Anne Manuel, College Librarian and Archivist

Digitised WW1 diaries highlight battle confusion

A web article that links to the projects being undertaken by IT Services on the Great War highlights how digitised diaries from World War One have shown how the early days of war were full of confusion about who fired its first shots. The inconsistency is just one of the insights being gained from Operation War Diary – a tie-up between The National Archives, the Imperial War Museum and online research website Zooniverse. You can find more information here, and see here for the different projects that IT Services are working on.