Partly funded MA by Research Opportunity

The School of Humanities has an exciting opportunity for one student to complete a partly funded Masters by Research in the area of Book History and Material Culture.

You will have access to a unique Kent archive, with the scope to develop a Digital Humanities project related to local history, gentry culture and the country house library.

The archive comprises: an annotated leather-bound volume containing the handwritten St Albans Court Inventory of Heirlooms for the will of William Oxenden Hammond (d.1903). This includes a substantial library collected in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Annotations cover the period up to the auction of the library books in 1938 and the inventory also includes silver and plate, jewels, statues, objects of worth and paintings.

A bursary of £1000 is being offered to the successful applicant, with the possibility of applying for a further £1000 from the Ian Coulson Fund.

The applicant should have a good first degree in English Literature or History and should be prepared to undertake some palaeography training. Experience of database-building would be an advantage.

Applications for full or part-time study are welcome but the successful applicant will need to demonstrate commitment to the timely completion of the project.

For further details contact:

Dr Claire Bartram 


Professor Carolyn Oulton


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