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Research Fellow


Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £28,132
Full Time, Fixed Term until 31/03/2015
Closing Date:  Friday 28 March 2014
Interview Date:   Monday 28 April 2014
Reference:  366014F4

Faculties of Humanities: Disciplines of History and Maritime Archaeology, University of Southampton

The Evolution of English Shipping Capacity and Shipboard Communities from the early 15th Century to Drake’s Circumnavigation (1577)

Applications are invited for a full time Research Fellow to work for ten months on an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project. It will be hosted by the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton. The project aims to elucidate the evolution of England’s merchant fleet and understand more fully English shipboard communities during England’s transition from a medieval European polity to an early modern global maritime power. The findings of the project will be linked to academic publications that will inform a public exhibition in 2015 at the Sea City Museum in Southampton and as such you will have the opportunity to engage fully with third sector partners. The project has two central aims:

  • To transform our understanding of the evolution of English maritime capacity through a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative assessment of the English merchant fleet over a period of crucial change in seaborne activity and ambition, c.1400-c.1577.
  • To undertake a prosopographical investigation of shipboard communities over this same period

With a strong record of research, you will also have demonstrable familiarity with computer databases, working understanding and knowledge of palaeography, Medieval Latin, Anglo-Norman French and/or Tudor English and knowledge of late medieval and/or Tudor history and of related issues in the economic, social and cultural history of the periods. Applicants with a demonstrable knowledge of maritime societies over this period are particularly welcome.

The successful applicant will be based at the University of Southampton and will be supervised by Dr Craig Lambert in the Discipline of History and Professor Jon Adams in the Discipline of Maritime Archaeology. The successful applicant will be a member of one of the foremost research intensive universities in the UK and will have opportunities for training and career development.  

For further details of the project contact or Jonathon Adams

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form by the above closing date at If you need any assistance, please call Maxine Parker on +44 (0) 23 80593784. Please quote reference 366014F4 on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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