UCL Special Collections Visiting Fellowship
The 2022 UCL RIC Visiting Fellowship in Special Collections offers an opportunity to visit UCL to conduct research on a topic centred on the UCL holdings of archives, rare books, and records.
The UCL Research Institute for Collections was founded in 2021 to foster research synergies centred on the library, museum, gallery and departmental collections held in UCL by bringing together curatorial and academic expertise. The Institute is offering an inaugural Fellowship in Special Collections for a scholar in any field of study to visit UCL to conduct research on a topic focused on the UCL Special Collections holdings.
The main subject areas covered by our collections are the histories of science, medicine, law, art, archaeology, architecture, education, languages, literature, social history (particularly of London) and political science.
The successful candidate will spend up to six weeks, or the part-time equivalent, at UCL researching the collections. The fellowship must be taken up between April and December 2022.
The aims of the Fellowship are to facilitate new research into UCL Special Collections and to raise awareness of the collections amongst the research community and the general public. The Fellow will be expected to engage with the curatorial and research community at UCL, and to disseminate the research outcomes to academic and non-academic audiences. Fellows will have the option of having their work considered for publication by UCL Press.
The Visiting Fellow will receive: