Jobs and studentships
This scholarship will be awarded to an applicant of outstanding merit who has been accepted by Jesus College to study a one-year course in the Humanities or Social Sciences. The scholarship will contribute £4,000. The recipient will be selected by Jesus College. Preference will be given to applicants who have indicated Jesus College as their first College choice in their University application, and to have applied to the Graduate Admissions Office no later than 31 January 2017.
PhD funding is available for the British Library’s collaborative doctoral partnership project with Queen Mary University of London on “Hans Sloane’s Books: an early Enlightenment library and its material relationships”.
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