We are pleased to invite applications for a Special Collections Visiting Fellowship, which offers a researcher the opportunity to visit UCL to conduct research on our fascinating collections. Its aims are to raise awareness of the collections amongst the research community, to facilitate new research into UCL Special Collections, and to disseminate the research outcomes to academic and non-academic audiences.
UCL Special Collections holds one of the foremost university collections of manuscripts, archives and rare books in the UK. They include fine collections of medieval manuscripts and early printed books as well as highly important 19th and 20th century collections of personal papers, archival material, and literature, covering a vast range of subject areas. The core strengths of our collections are:
- Language, literature and poetry and 20th and 21st century small-press publishing
- Politics and social policy, especially 19th and 20th century reform movements
- History of science, especially medical sciences and genetics
- History of the medieval and early modern book
- Latin American history and economics
- Hebraica and Judaica
- History of education, especially 20th century
- History of London, especially 19th and 20th century
- Speech sciences and conversational data
The successful candidate will spend up to six weeks, or the part-time equivalent, at UCL researching the collections. The Visiting Fellow will receive a grant of £3,500 to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses. The deadline for applications is 10 am on 1 February 2019.
See our website for further details and an application form.