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Short Term Research Assistant Job Opportunity

4 May 2018

We are looking for a post-graduate or postdoctoral level research assistant, with specialism in dress history, to assist us full time for two months in building our database, in August and September 2018. The work will consist of working with our transcriptions and other data, and will focus especially on working with Italian-English dress and textile terminology and glossary relating to the data.  

The research assistant will work within the ERC funded research project Refashioning the Renaissance: Popular Groups, Fashion and the Material and Cultural Significance of Clothing in Europe, 1550-1650, led by Paula Hohti. This project studies the meanings and dissemination of western fashion in early modern Europe, especially at the lower social levels, and develops new material-based experimental and scientific research methods in dress history.

The work can be carried out either remotely from any country, or at Aalto University in Finland. We will pay a monthly salary according to the Aalto University salary system, based on the level and qualifications and experience (c. 2.300–4.000 euros/month before taxes, depending on qualifications and experience).

The requirements are:

  • excellent knowledge of early modern dress and textile terminology, both in English and Italian  
  • background in early modern material culture studies, or related field
  • basic knowledge of using Microsoft Excel

If you are interested in applying for the position, please send an email to Paula Hohti at, with a short description of your background and a short CV.