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Huron Community History Centre Research Fellowship

History Department

This 385-hour position involves working on a variety of community-history projects affiliated with Huron’s History Department and Community History Centre. Half of the fellow’s time will involve working with CURL Community Associate, Neil Orford, on his project Defining Moments Canada (http://definingmomentscanada.ca/). The rest of the fellow’s time will involve working with History faculty on a digital history project for the United Empire Loyalists. 

The Huron Community History Centre supports local communities and organizations in producing their own histories, and historical resources, by providing access to faculty, student and university resources, in addition to supporting the History department’s community-based research programs, and commitment to collaborative undergraduate research learning.

Defining Moments Canada is a bilingual platform freely accessible to registrants in the design, construction and curation of local commemorative projects using the Digital Historian Project as a model for rich archival research, infused with statistical evidence. Its inaugural project focuses on Canadian experiences of the Spanish Flu Pandemic. This community-history fellowship involves conducting research and analysis in support of this project in addition to having administrative responsibilities. 

The successful candidate will have a strong academic record, with well-developed written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency with digital platforms such as Wordpress is expected alongside a willingness to learn new software as required. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Huron’s history program and who have completed HIS 2811F, HIS 2204G, and HIS 2302G.
 

To apply for this position please submit by 1 March a one-page cover letter with a C.V. and copy of your unofficial transcript.

For more information or to submit application materials please contact Profs. Nina Reid-Maroney or Thomas Peace at nreidmar@huron.uwo.ca and tpeace@huron.uwo.ca

Start Date: 6 May, 2019
End Date: 7 September 2018
Compensation: $15/hr for 385 hours
Deadline for Submissions: 1 March 2019