Jobs and studentships
We need a historian of the English Early Modern (1550s onwards) and Modern periods to research and write for us a chapter in our forthcoming 20th Volume in the Wiltshire VCH series, covering the town and environs of Chippenham. The chapter subject is Chippenham Local Government and Parliamentary Representation.
Bristol Archives (the former Bristol Record Office) now holds the extensive legacy collections of the former British Empire & Commonwealth Museum, now designated the British Empire & Commonwealth Collections (BECC). Two funded Collaborative Doctoral Award studentships are available from the AHRC-funded SWW DTP to support PhDs on the photographic holdings in particular (film collections in addition, but photography is the key focus). These will start next session. More details on the SWW DTP is below.
1. Private Lives of Empire
These fellowships are based at the Manchester Wesley Research Centre. Post-doctoral Research Fellows are scholars who have completed a doctoral degree (normally within the past five years), conduct advanced research in Manchester, UK, and provide administrative support to the MWRC during the time of their fellowship. The fellowship is usually for six months and comes with accommodation at Nazarene Theological College and a £55 per week stipend. Applications are being accepted until 1 December 2017.
This fellowship is based at the Manchester Wesley Research Centre. The aim of this six week fellowship is to promote research in the Methodist and Wesleyan traditions by facilitating access to the internationally renowned Methodist Archives and Research Centre at the John Rylands Library in Manchester, the University of Manchester Library, and the Manchester Wesley Research Centre library and Nazarene Theological College library and archives. The fellowship comes with free accommodation at Nazarene Theological College and a £55 per week stipend.
Reporting to: Director of Interpretation, Collections and Education
Liaison with: Interpretation, Collections and Education staff and volunteers, the Curatorial and Education sub-committee, the Brunel Research Advisory Group, and the Brunel Institute Collaboration Management Board.
Hours and salary: This is a full time position with a salary package of £32,000 to £36,000 p.a. for a five-year fixed-term contract.
This post is part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and by the University of Bristol.
The AHRC-funded Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C) brings together six leading universities in the Midlands region: the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. M3C provides combined research expertise for the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers.
Applications are invited for a Faculty of Arts funded PhD studentship granted in connection to a recent AHRC Standard Grant: 'Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020: an Historico-Literary Analysis of her Family Life awarded to Professor Paul Crawford (Health Sciences) and Dr Anna Greenwood (History). The successful candidate will be given latitude as to the scope and approach of their doctorate, but their central research question should be associated with one, or more, of the following historical themes: nursing, midwifery, gender, caring, domesticity and health post 1800.