Research grants

The Georgian Group/BSECS Dunscombe Colt Research Fellowship at the Bodleian Library

The award, jointly funded by the Georgian Group and the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, is intended to facilitate a one-month research visit by a member of The Georgian Group to the Special Collections of the Bodleian Library in the University of Oxford. Applications will be considered from candidates seeking to research projects relating to the architecture or material culture (for example, sculpture) of the long eighteenth century (1660-1840).

The award (£1,500) is part-funded from the proceeds of the bequest from Mrs Armida Dunscombe Colt and is named in her honour.

Eligibility for the award

Members of The Georgian Group and BSECS in good standing at the time of application may apply. Non-EEA applicants are reminded that to take up fellowships they must hold an appropriate visa.

Responsibilities

Fellowships must be taken up in the 2020 calendar year.
Recipients are expected to be in residence in Oxford for one month and are encouraged to take part in the activities of the University of Oxford.

How to apply (2020)
Applications are welcomed from September 2019. Applicants are asked to apply by 17 January 2020. An application form, with details of what to include, can be found on the Bodleian Libraries Visiting Fellowships webpage: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships

Previous holders of the Fellowship:

2014 PETER LINDFIELD, School of Art History, University of St Andrews and Kunsthochschule, University of Kassel. Gothic Histories and Buildings of the Long Eighteenth Century

2015 DAVID MCKINSTRY, Kellogg College, University of Oxford. Interpreting Urban Italy: English Responses to Post-Antique Architecture in the Early 19th Century

2016 CAROLINE STANFORD, Historian and Head of Engagement, The Landmark Trust, London. Before Coade: The Origins of Artificial Stone in the Long Eighteenth Century.

2018 JULIE PARK, Research Associate, Huntington Library, California. Extra-Illustrated Book Making and the Art of Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century.

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