CUROP Placement Call for Voices of Law

  • Are you a Second Year student?
  • Have you taken a Medieval Module in 2nd year? (This can include your EHD)
  • Are you available from 17 July 2017 – 25 August 2017? (You don’t have to be in Cardiff – you can work from home and have meetings via Skype!)

If so, you may want to apply for our research placement funded through the CUROP scheme.

Dr Jenny Benham (SHARE) and Dr Sara Ponz-Sans (SHARE) are supervising a CUROP project on “Law, Marriage and the Household 600-1250” with Dr Melissa Julian-Jones (SHARE/CPE).

The Successful Candidate Will:

  • Be paid £200 per week for the 6 weeks of the project to undertake original research
  • Compare 10 Anglo-Saxon and Welsh Laws through the period 600-1250, data-mining for terminology relating to marriage and the household
  • Enter this information into a database for future researchers to use
  • Compile the information in the form of a poster to display at the CUROP Presentations the following term
  • Turn the information into an educational workshop aimed at KS4-5 students, enriching the school curriculum with their own original research
  • Write a blog post about your experiences

(Want to know more about what it’s like? Read last year’s CUROP placement student’s post, here.)

Criteria for Candidates:

  • Cardiff University 2nd year student who has taken a medieval module in 2nd year
  • Selection will be made based on academic performance
  • Due to the translation and linguistic elements of the work, and the fact that it will be in its original languages, preference may be given to bilingual Welsh/English students, or students that have a modern foreign language up to A-Level standard. However, no language experience in Old/Middle Welsh or Old English is strictly necessary.

How to Apply:

Email voicesoflaw (at) gmail (dot) com with your supporting statement of 400 words explaining why you are suitable for the role, and a CV.

Address applications to Dr Jenny Benham and Dr Melissa Julian-Jones.

Deadline for applications is 01 June 2017.

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