- Ability to read cursive handwriting
- Access to a computer with an internet connection (all of the records need to be accessed in this way)
- Familiarity with Excel or other spreadsheet/database software
- Good typing skills, ability to type without looking at a keyboard
- Familiarity with navigating and shortcuts in Excel or other spreadsheet/database entry software
- Familiarity with early 20th century medical terms
- Familiarity with Cape Breton geography and historical place names
- Ability to build and modify spreadsheet/database templates
- Familiarity with how internet information is cached and organised to facilitate viewing and recovery of the records
Historical record transcription and spreadsheet/database entry for the reconstruction of a digital file of the death records surrounding the years of the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic in Cape Breton, with the eventual goal to model this epidemic mathematically.
Apply via email to:
Joseph M. Parish, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Dept. of L’nu, Political, and Social Studies
Cape Breton University