Fellowships at the Bodleian Libraries in 2018-2019

Job type: fellowship

Application deadline: November 27, 2017


Fellowships for Research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries

Humfrey Wanley Fellowships

Supporting a short period of research into any topic and in any field of study, using the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Fellowships may be awarded for a period of up to 3 months.

The Humfrey Wanley Fellowships are named after Humfrey Wanley (1672–1726), assistant librarian at the Bodleian from 1695 to 1700, founding member of the Society of Antiquaries, a pioneer in the study of palaeography, and library-keeper to Robert Harley and Edward Harley, Earls of Oxford, some of the greatest book and manuscript collectors of their day.

Applications should indicate which archive, manuscript, maps and/or rare book collections or individual items will be consulted. Research topics with a digital scholarship component are welcome.

Application deadline: 9.00am, 27 November 2017How to Apply

Sassoon Visiting Fellowships

Supporting a short period of research into any topic and in any field of study, using the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Fellowships may be awarded for a period of up to 3 months.

Applications should indicate which archive, manuscript, maps and/or rare book collections or individual items will be consulted. Research topics with a digital scholarship component are welcome.

Application deadline: 9.00am, 27 November 2017How to Apply

Bahari Visiting Fellowships in the Persian Arts of the Book

Applications are invited for Fellowships of up to 6 months, for research into the Persian Arts of the Book. Research areas may include but are not limited to studies in Art History, Codicology, Calligraphy, Miniature Painting, the History of Islamic Book Production and Scribal Practices, Manuscript Cataloguing, and the Editing and Translation of Texts. Academics or university staff of at least postdoctoral level or equivalent (e.g., holding a curatorial post in a museum or library) are welcome to apply. The main focus of any research proposal should be on an aspect or aspects of the Bodleian’s Persian and Islamic Collections. Applications should include details of the Collections to be consulted and of the larger project that the research visit will support, including planned outcomes. Research topics with a digital scholarship component are welcome.

For a description of the collections, please see the Bodleian’s Middle Eastern Manuscripts & Rare Books website.

A glimpse into the collections can be viewed in our online exhibition, Love and Devotion. Basic records of a large part of the Bodleian’s Islamic Manuscript Collections may also be found on the Fihrist website.

Application deadline: 9.00am, 27 November 2017How to Apply

Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowships in the History of Science & Communications

Supporting a short period of research into any aspect of the history of science and communication, using the archive, manuscript, object and rare book collections of the Bodleian Libraries and the Museum of the History of Science. Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowships may be awarded for a period of up to 4 months. Applications are especially encouraged from researchers investigating the history and science of wireless communication and the wireless industry. Research topics with a digital scholarship component are welcome.

Application deadline: 9.00am, 27 November 2017How to Apply

David Walker Memorial Fellowships in Early Modern History

Supporting a period of research into any aspect of Early Modern History, using the archive, manuscript and rare book collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Fellowships may be awarded for a period of up to 3 months. Research proposals are invited for projects in the study of early modern history, using any of the manuscripts, maps, music and early modern printed materials in the Bodleian Libraries Special Collections. Research topics with a digital scholarship component are welcome.

Application deadline: 9.00am, 27 November 2017How to Apply

Carr-Thomas-Ovenden Visiting Fellowship in English Literature

Scholars who will use the Bodleian’s special collections of literary papers and publications are invited to apply. Applications in Romantic studies are particularly welcome and encouraged. Fellowships are awarded for one Oxford term [up to 10 weeks]. The Bodleian’s collection of manuscripts, printed books and secondary literature from this era is remarkable in its strength and depth. Research topics with a digital scholarship component are welcome.

Application deadline: 9.00am, 27 November 2017How to Apply

Albi Rosenthal Fellowship in Music

Note: For 2018-19, the established Albi Rosenthal Fellowship Fund will support a Composer-in-Residence. For details of the call for applications, email fellowships@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

 

For more information and to view other fellowship opportunities, please visit their website.

Posted: October 24, 2017