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Current Opportunities

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Past Opportunities

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (closes 24 September 2015 at 4:00pm PDT)

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) invites international undergraduates to apply to intern with MoEML. The Mitacs GRI is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Vietnam. From May to September of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences. For information on student eligibility, see the Mitacs GRI application page.
Below is MoEML’s project description. To apply for the Mitacs GRI, go to the GRI Student Platform. To find and apply for MoEML’s listing, search for Geolocating in the Projects tab and click Geolocating Shakespeare’s London.

Geolocating Shakespeare’s London

Faculty Supervisor Janelle Jenstad
Research areas: early modern London, early modern English drama, textual criticism/editing, Shakespeare, remediation of texts, urban mapping.
Methodologies: text encoding, digital geohumanities, descriptive bibliography, GIS, TEI.
Province British Columbia
University University of Victoria—Victoria
Language English
Project Description
The Map of Early Modern London is comprised of four distinct, interoperable projects: a digital edition of the 1561 Agas woodcut map of London; an Encyclopedia and Descriptive Gazetteer of London people, places, topics, and terms; a Library of marked-up texts rich in London toponyms; and a versioned edition of John Stow’s Survey of London. These four projects draw data from MoEML’s five databases: a Placeography of locations (e.g., streets, sites, playhouses, taverns, churches, wards, and topographical features); a Personography of early modern Londoners, both historical and literary; an Orgography of organizations (e.g., livery companies and other corporations); a Bibliography of primary and secondary sources; and a Glossary of terms relevant to early modern London. All of the files in our databases use a common TEI tagset that enables us to work with primary and secondary texts simultaneously. The OpenLayers Map allows users to visualize, overlay, combine, and query the information in the MoEML databases that populate the Encyclopedia, Library, and Stow editions.
The intern will work closely with the MoEML programmers and project director to research London locations for the MoEML encyclopedia and add the locations to the XML files that allow us to populate the maps in the OpenLayers map interface. The intern will acquire transferable skills in the new field of digital geohumanities, including the TEI dialect of XML and basic GIS skills, as well as robust historical and literary research skills. The intern will be a full member of the MoEML team and will have the opportunity to produce and publish original research on the site.
Student Role
The intern will geolocate London sites already identified by MoEML by researching archaeological, literary and historical data, then adding geocoordinates to our XML files. Under the guidance of the MoEML project director and senior RA, the Intern will summarize the research and produce short abstracts for the MoEML Placeography. In addition, the Intern will identify additional locations for addition to the MoEML Encyclopedia (such as taverns, conduits, and bookshops), and turn raw datasets into new location files for MoEML. We will provide training in XML, TEI, GIS, use of historical databases, research hygiene, how to conduct multi-disciplinary historical research, and project documentation.
Required Skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of historical and/or literary research.
  • Curiosity about the early modern period and desire to learn new skills.
  • Facility with computers and willingness to learn.
Additional Comment
MoEML has a strong history of training students. On-site training will be provided. The intern will work alongside other MoEML team members in the supportive environment of the Humanities Computing and Media Centre.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship (closes 17 July 2012)

The Map of Early Modern London (MoEML) project invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship valued at $32,500 per year for up to two years. The successful applicant will be expected to join the project on site in Victoria, BC, and work closely with the project director, developers, and research assistants in the next phase of MoEML’s development. He or she will take a leading role in the ongoing identification of all the features of the Agas Map (Civitas Londinum); textual and critical work on the map; ongoing work on the encyclopedia of early modern streets and sites; and the editing, markup, annotation, and creation of a critical apparatus for a versioned edition of the 1598, 1603,1633, and modern texts of John Stow’s A Survey of London. The successful applicant will also be encouraged to work on related projects, to bring his or her particular research interests to MoEML, and to help shape MoEML’s future. Applicants need to have a strong background in the literature of early modern London, preferably in textual criticism, drama, chronicle histories, civic literature, pageantry, and/or the geohumanities. Facility with literary computing and some knowledge of TEI are essential. Experience with editing, historical or literary GIS, and databases is desirable.
MoEML is an established project with SSHRC funding and ongoing technical support from the Humanities Computing and Media Centre at the University of Victoria. MoEML is directed by Janelle Jenstad (Department of English, University of Victoria), and overseen by advisory and editorial boards. The summary from MoEML’s SSHRC Insight Grant can be found here.
The University of Victoria is committed to providing an environment that protects and promotes the human rights of all persons and affirms the dignity of all persons. MoEML is committed to honouring the Collaborators’ Bill of Rights.
Enquiries and applications may be sent to MoEML via Janelle Jenstad at Electronic application packages should include a statement of relevant experience, a full CV, reference letters (or the names of referees), and links to the applicant’s projects and publications. All applications received by 17 July 2012 will be acknowledged. Interviews will be conducted via Skype the following week.

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MLA citation

Work For MoEML. The Map of Early Modern London, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 26 Jun. 2020,

Chicago citation

Work For MoEML. The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed June 26, 2020.

APA citation

2020. Work For MoEML. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London. Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from

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TEI citation

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