This opportunity is brought to you by French Books on India and is open to a volunteers with fluent written and spoken French to spend 7 to 10 days of book-based research at the museum with arguably the most beautiful setting in the whole of France - the Musee de la Compagnie des Indes. It is situated in a stunning pocket-sized eighteenth-century citadel overlooking the mouth of an estuary in Brittany. It was from the nearby port of Lorient (accessible by water taxi) that the ships of the French East India Companies set sail. The museum is reached by walking over a magnificent stone bridge with the Atlantic on either side. There is a sand beach and inexpensive accommodation in the hamlet of Port-Louis within walking distance from the museum.
Our international university-based research project is looking for a person with who is trustworthy, systematic and precise to compare the books in the museum's library with those on frenchbooksonindia.wordpress.com and record the details of 'new' volumes for the benefit of scholars around the world.
Full training in bibliographical methods and formatting is provided to the successful volunteer.
As this is a not-for-profit open access venture, the volunteer will fund travel to the site and accommodation and meals during her/his stay.
Pratical information and photographs of the Citadelle de Port Louis / Fort l'Aigle
- Data Entry
- Cross-cultural Communication
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- one week to ten days, about 40 hours
- A laptop, financial resources to fund travel to the site and accommodation and meals during stay