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Humanist Archives: March 29, 2022, 5:55 a.m. Humanist 35.622 - Honorary Archivist position

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 622.
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        Date: 2022-03-28 08:53:52+00:00
        From: Sleigh, Charlotte <c.sleigh@UCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: BSHS seeks archivist (re-post)

The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) is currently
looking for a new Honorary Archivist. The main focus of the role is to
facilitate the deposit of new material into the archive and promote the
archive as a scholarly resource. The archive is held in Special
Collections at the University of Leeds and very occasional travel to
Leeds may be required, although it is not necessary for the post holder
to be based nearby (there is also informal support from colleagues at
the University of Leeds).  Formal qualifications in archive practice are
not needed as the post holder will be supported by the team in Special
Collections; an interest in and understanding of archival material is,
however, beneficial. The role is voluntary but not time intensive.

The key responsibilities are:

•       Receiving archival material and ensuring it is deposited in the
Society’s archives (mostly digital material; Special Collections oversee
the acquisition process itself)

•       Advising scholars and other interested parties on material held
in the archive

•       Advising on the retention and organisation of archival material

•       Promoting the archive for use as a scholarly resource

•       Producing regular *brief* reports (3 times per year) for BSHS

If you are interested in the position please email
with a short statement indicating the reasons for your interest and any
relevant experience by the end of day Friday 8th April 2022. For any
informal enquires about the role please email the current Honorary
archivist, Rebecca Fallas, via

Professor Charlotte Sleigh
President, British Society for the History of Science
Working days: Monday-Thursday
Twitter: @KentCHOTS

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