Jobs and studentships
The Bodleian Libraries offer Visiting Fellowships to researchers coming to Oxford to use the Library’s outstanding Special Collections of archives, manuscripts, rare books, ephemera, maps, and music.
The call is now open for applications for 2017-18. Deadline for applications for most of these fellowships is December 5, 2016.
Thanks to the generosity of a donor, the Augustine Heard Postgraduate Scholarship will provide a fully funded PhD scholarship to a scholar focusing on researching the links between British and American business communities in nineteenth-century Hong Kong, drawing in substantial part on the archives of Augustine Heard & Co. and related collections held at the Baker Library, Harvard Business School. This will involve research in additional collections in Hong Kong, London and Cambridge.
Visiting Research Fellowships are an opportunity for applicants external to The University of Manchester to conduct research using the Library's Special Collections which is linked to collaborative research with The University of Manchester scholars and directed towards future grant capture. If you are not part of The University of Manchester but wish to explore a topic relevant to the Library's Special Collections, we'd like to hear from you.
The Institute is pleased to announce the call for this new Fellowship. Visiting Early Career Research Fellowships are an opportunity for applicants currently completing, or within two years of the award of their doctorate, to work on an application for an externally funded postdoctoral fellowship (for example, from the British Academy, Leverhulme Trust or Wellcome Trust) to conduct a future research project using The University of Manchester Library's Special Collections.
John Rylands Research Institute/Manchester Wesley Research Centre Joint Visiting Fellowship
The above position is required by British Pathé, the world renowned historic newsreel archive. Duties include archive research, dealing with licensing customers, processing orders, writing promotional materials and general accounts and office work. A good knowledge of 20th Century history is essential plus excellent organisational skills, an eye for detail and the ability to work alone on specific projects. This position will also support the German office, so proficiency in the German language would be preferable but not a necessity.
Home on the Rails: The design, fitting and decoration of train interiors in Britain, c.1920-1955
Thinking about design and society in the twentieth century
The post-doctoral fellowship provides access to the Methodist Archives at the renowned John Rylands Library as well as library and archival resources at the University of Manchester, Nazarene Theological College (NTC), and the Manchester Wesley Research Centre (MWRC) itself.
The purpose of the MWRC Post-doctoral Fellow programme is fourfold:
The Institute of Historical Research is seeking to appoint an Early Career Lecturer in the field of Urban History (post-1800) for a two year appointment. The appointee will be attached to the Centre for Metropolitan History (CMH), which promotes research on the history of cities, with London a particular focus of its work. It is expected that the successful candidate would be available to start in January 2017.
Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of PhD in the School of Humanities (History).