Research Assistant Vacancy: GEMMS

GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons:

Job Opportunity: GEMMS Research Assistant in the UK.

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The main objective of GEMMS is to improve access to manuscript sermons, many of which are described only minimally in catalogues. 'For example, the catalogue entry for British Library MS Add 75511, part of the Althorp papers, indicates that it contains “Sermon notes, medical recipes, and other commonplace material of the Monteage family, 1645-1748.” In fact, the manuscript so described includes fair copies of 20 mid-seventeenth century sermons by prominent puritan preachers, and provides important evidence not only for a number of sermons that are not preserved in print, but also of how they were carefully preserved and possibly circulated; each one is folded and carefully docketed. Since the British Library does not permit photography of this manuscript, the full description in the GEMMS database will be all the more necessary as an aid to further scholarship.' See the GEMMS Blog page here.