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AHRC Collaborative QMUL/AHRC/BL Doctoral Partnership Studentship: Hans Sloane's Books

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Queen Mary University of London and the British Library
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship (Department of English), 2017-21

Hans Sloane’s Books: an early Enlightenment library and its material relationships

Queen Mary and the British Library intend to make a studentship appointment under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme (CDP) from September 2017 for three and a half years for work on Hans Sloane’s library within the British Library in relation to his wider collection of natural and artificial specimens. The British Library has chosen this research theme to complement its Living Knowledge vision for future development to 2023 and beyond.

Studentships are awarded for 3 years initially, at RCUK rates and subject to standard eligibility criteria for RCUK training grants. Additional Student Development Funding (equivalent to an additional 6 months of funding) will be available to allow time for further training and skills development opportunities that are agreed as part of the PhD programme.

The doctorate is co-supervised by the British Library and Queen Mary, and offers, as well as the normal academic doctoral training and supervision, extensive experience within the British Library working with Sloane’s books, as well as privileged access to the Library’s curatorial and digital humanities expertise. A description of the project is available through the link below. The studentship offers generous research expenses funding, specialist training and occasional working space within the Library. Candidates with interests in bibliography, book history, the material book, the history of science and medicine, early-modern scientific literary writing, exchange networks, and the history of collections will be especially welcome, as will those with interests in library and information sciences. Potential candidates are welcome to contact Professor Claire Preston (Queen Mary – c.preston@qmul.ac.uk) and Dr Karen Limper-Herz (the British Library – Karen.Limper-Herz@bl.uk) for further details.

Application deadline: Sunday 8 January 2017

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