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An exciting opportunity to join a successful and rapidly growing digital publisher of academic resources in the arts and humanities.
As part of a small and friendly team, you will work across a range of subject areas including literature, history and cultural studies. You will be responsible for the creation of digital resources, ensuring that projects are consistently delivered to a high standard and specification.
The job will involve national and international travel to attend
Whilst researching for our forthcoming China, America and the Pacific project I came across a book entitled ‘Fore and Aft; Or Leaves from the Life of an Old Sailor’, by a chap called William Dane Phelps. As a teenager I sailed on the gaff-rigged pilot cutter, the Jolie Brise. Whilst my adventure on the high seas was fun, it was also at times testing. I was intrigued what it was like to be an actual sailor in the eighteenth century. And the answer is considerably harder!
Phelps’ book is full of