New Scholar in Residence Program of the Iron Library

Type: Scholarship

Name: New Scholar in Residence Program of the Iron Library

Location: Schlatt, Switzerland

Sponsoring Institution: The Iron Library


Starting in 2015, the Iron Library will twice a year offer a scholar the possibility of intensive study of its holdings as Scholar in Residence (SiR). The program is addressed to both established researchers and younger scholars or advanced students from Switzerland and abroad.

In keeping with the Iron Library’s specialization, preference will be given to applications from scholars with research projects on the history of metallurgy and mining and the history of technology and materials science, which are the focal points of the Iron Library’s collection. Topics from the history of chemistry, the history of science or industrial history and culture will also be given consideration. Innovative research projects that draw on the Library’s historical holdings in depth are particularly welcome. Research on the history of the Georg Fischer Corporation is especially welcome because projects that are based wholly or in part on the Corporate Archives of Georg Fischer Ltd will also be supported by the SiR Program.

It is expected that the SiR will work intensively with the Library holdings during the period of research and will take up residence near the Library. The research period may come at the beginning of a research project or may serve to complete an existing project. The results of the research period must be incorporated into a publication (print or online) and/or a degree (master’s, Ph.D. or “Habilitation”), in which the use of the Iron Library is mentioned expressly. When the publication has been completed, the SiR will send the Iron Library two copies without being requested. The SiR undertakes, in addition, to write a short report on the research period in the Iron Library and gives his/her consent for this report to be published on the Iron Library’s website, in its Annual Report and, if appropriate, elsewhere (e.g. social media). The same shall apply to the abstract of the research project (see below).

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Contact Information:
Franziska Eggimann

Posted: January 14, 2015