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Closing date: 17 October 2022

Salary: Between £38,109 - £45,953 per annum

Employment type: 36 months fixed term

Hours per week: 35 hours 

The Warburg Institute is seeking a Research Assistant (full-time, 36 months) to conduct research on the project “Writing Bilingually, 1465-1700: Self-Translated Books in Italy and France” (Principal Investigator: Dr Sara Miglietti). Candidates must have a PhD in hand by the start of the project, in a field relevant to its remit (such as Italian Studies, Renaissance Studies, History, Classics). 

The successful candidate will be part of a research team assisting Dr Miglietti in establishing a database of prose self-translations printed in Italy and France between 1465 and 1700. You will focus primarily on the Italian side of the project, working mainly, but not exclusively, with materials printed in Latin and Italian. You will further contribute to the project’s outputs by authoring peer-reviewed articles (at least two) on selected aspects of the corpus, and by co-authoring other outputs with Dr Miglietti, including an annotated repertory of printed self-translations and an anthology of primary sources in translation.

You will benefit from a research budget for project-related travel within and outside the UK; a conference budget to travel to selected international conferences with the rest of the team; a personal laptop; office space; full access to the resources of the Warburg Institute and the School of Advanced Study, including an unrivalled research environment and opportunities for professional growth.   

The successful candidate will have experience of academic research in areas relevant to the project, including Renaissance / early modern intellectual history and print culture. You will know how to work with and describe early printed books; you will have a demonstrable, excellent reading knowledge of Latin and Italian (modern and Renaissance); you will be digitally literate and capable of handling large data sets. Knowledge of Latin palaeography and a reading knowledge of languages other than Latin and Italian will be welcome and beneficial.  

The contract runs from 4 January 2023 – 3 January 2026 with the pay spread across the period in equal monthly amounts. 

For more information contact Dr Sara Miglietti (

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