CHASE Work Placement Opportunity – Editorial Internship in Academic Publishing Online.

CHASE Work Placement Opportunity

Editorial Internship in Academic Publishing Online

19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth CenturyVacancy

 

Starting date: Monday 13 May 2019 for 12 months

£3675 per annum or £4175 per annum (with London Weighting) [equivalent to £21.85 or £24.85 per hour, worked out as 3.5 hours per week over 48 weeks]

The electronic, open-access journal, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century is seeking a postgraduate editorial intern in Academic Publishing Online. You will gain editorial, organizational and technical experience under the supervision of the General Editor, Dr Carolyn Burdett, and with the guidance of the Editorial Board and the journal’s publisher, the Open Library of Humanities (OLH).

Having established itself as an innovative electronic journal in 2005, amongst the earliest titles in the area of nineteenth-century studies and fully peer-reviewed and free to view, 19 is now part of the open-access world it has helped to create: it has professional typesetting and production, digital preservation, permanent identifiers, and a sustainable publisher in the OLH.

Interns have always been, and remain, integral to the journal’s developing strategies to retain quality and distinction in a rapidly changing academic publishing field. The post provides a vital service for the journal; it also provides highly enjoyable and challenging doctoral training provision, equipping humanities graduates with vital transferable skills and experience within the important industry context of academic publishing.

The internship will build skill and expertise in submitting and achieving publication of research material; editing special issues; developing publication projects in association with conferences and seminars; networking; presentation skills; and communication skills. It will equip you with real-world publishing training experience in an open-access environment.

Interns gain detailed knowledge of the entire process of article submission and peer review. They are trained by an incumbent intern and, in turn, train the next post-holder thus consolidating knowledge and communicating it effectively and in ‘real work’ environments.

The post is for 12 months part time (equivalent to a part time placement of 3 months (FTE)). Most of the work involved can take place wherever there is access to a computer. Each term there will be a team meeting held at Birkbeck, University of London (travel funding will be available).

Hours are necessarily flexible because of the nature of journal publication and work patterns will be agreed with the General Editor. However, the ‘norm’ is 3.5 hours per week, worked over a 48 week year.

Remuneration:

£3675 per annum

£4175 per annum (with London Weighting)

Eligibility

We invite applications from students with research interests in the nineteenth century.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Excellent literacy skills
  • Organizational and clerical skills
  • Independence and initiative
  • Research interests in Nineteenth-Century Studies

Desirable but NOT essential

  • Web authoring and design skills
  • Experience in electronic publishing
  • Editing experience
  • Organization of research activities such as Reading Groups, Seminars or Conferences

Application

Please include in your application a letter, outlining your reasons for applying for the post, and CV, together with the name of your supervisor, from whom we will require a reference, by 15 April 2019. Send to Dr Carolyn Burdett c.burdett@bbk.ac.uk  to whom queries can also be addressed

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed shortly after the deadline date.

Start date: Monday 13 May 2019

THIS POST IS OPEN TO BOTH FUNDED AND NON-FUNDED BIRKBECK RESEARCH STUDENTS IN CHASE.

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Sensory Modernism 2, University of Leeds, 11th December 2015 – Registration now open!

The Sensory Modernism(s) Research Group (University of Leeds)

SM2, University of Leeds, December 11-12 2015 – [Registration now open!]

Sensory Modernism(s)#2 is a two-day interdisciplinary conference due to be held at the University of Leeds. The event, organised by the university’s Sensory Modernism(s) research group, follows the highly successful inaugural conference event held earlier this year.

The conference will seek to address the interrelationship of modernism with sensory perception. We will begin at 10am and run until approximately 6.45pm on both days of the conference. The conference will be held in the Alumni Room of the School of English. The event will be signposted but please use our campus map to help guide you: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/downloads/download/9/campus_map_for_visitors

You can register for the conference by following this link: http://store.leeds.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=685&prodid=5695

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New Look for 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

We are delighted to announce that 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century at http://www.19.bbk.ac.uk has had a makeover. We hope you’ll agree that the journal is looking very good as it prepares to celebrate its first ten years this autumn.

19 publishes two themed issues per year under the auspices of invited guest editors. It is part of Birkbeck’s Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and is under the general editorship of Dr Carolyn Burdett.

The journal is now proudly housed within the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), a platform for open access publishing also based at Birkbeck. The OLH has a unique model to fund open access journals in the humanities that doesn’t rely on author charges but instead receives support from a large number of libraries. Please do see their website at https://about.openlibhums.org for more on getting your libraries involved or to learn about moving other journals to their model.

Sincerely,

Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies School of Arts Birkbeck, University of London

43 Gordon Square

London

WC1H 0PD

United Kingdom

c19@bbk.ac.uk

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