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Openings for Visiting Researchers in the History of Telecommunications

///Openings for Visiting Researchers in the History of Telecommunications

Openings for Visiting Researchers in the History of Telecommunications

Openings for Visiting Researchers in the History of Telecommunications at the Science Museum, London

BT Connected Earth Research Fellowships

With the generous financial support of BT’s Connected Earth programme, the Science Museum has set up a two-year research programme of research fellowships to promote research in the history of telecommunications, enabling scholars to combine research in BT’s archives and the Science Museum’s world-class collection of telecommunications-related objects. The research fellows will also have access to the Science Museum Library. These visiting research fellowships will be particularly valuable for academics on sabbatical leave or independent scholars with other sources of income. This is an exciting opportunity to carry out research on the history of telecommunications in two of the most important institutions in this field. The Science Museum has one of the most important collection of telecommunications-related objects in the world, with particular strength in early telegraphy and telephony. It is a partner in the BT Connected Earth programme to develop the history and material culture of telecommunications founded in April 2002. Further information on the Connected Earth programme can be found online at http://www.connected-earth.com/index.cfm. BT Archives in Holborn, London, is Britain’s foremost corporate archives for the history of telecommunications. Further information about the BT Archives can be found online at http://www.btplc.com/Thegroup/BTsHistory/BTgrouparchives/index.htm. The museum welcomes all applications for these fellowships which will further our understanding of the history of telecommunications. Applicants are invited to apply for details of possible research topics by email, but they are at liberty to propose any topic which makes good use of the Science Museum’s collections, the collections of the other BT Connected Earth partners and the BT Archives. If you have any queries (or need any additional information) please contact Peter Morris at [email protected]. BT Connected Earth Visiting Research Fellowship, Science Museum

Stipend £20,000 for ten months The award for this Fellowship is for ten months to cover accommodation and subsistence. Reasonable travel costs and research expenses will be refunded up to a maximum of £2,000. The exact timing of the fellowship will be by arrangement, but will take place between April 2009 and March 2011. Applicants should send the museum their curriculum vitae, which should show their educational background, qualifications and major publications, with a covering letter, which should give the title of the proposed research, a brief explanation of why this research is appropriate for this Fellowship, and the names and addresses of two academic referees. Applicants should send a copy of their application to their chosen referees before submission, asking their referees to comment on the professional knowledge of the applicant and the contribution the proposed research would make to scholarship. They should tell their referees to send their references to the address below by Friday 16th January 2009. Applicants should also send an outline of the proposed research, not to exceed three pages of A4, with a timetable for its completion and proposals for the dissemination of the research. As there will not be a formal interview, applicants should ensure that they provide all the information needed to make a decision. A reprint of a recent scholarly publication would be helpful but is not essential. The deadline for applications is Friday 9th January 2009. They should be sent to Dr Peter J T Morris NMSI Head of Research Science Museum London SW7 2DD

All candidates will be informed by email if they have been successful by the beginning of February 2009. Please ensure you include a current email address with your application. BT Connected Earth Short-Term Fellowship, Science Museum

Stipend £2,000 per month for a maximum of three months The award for this Fellowship is £2,000 per month for a maximum of three months to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence. The exact timing of the fellowship will be by arrangement, but will take place between April 2009 and March 2011. Applicants should send the museum their curriculum vitae, which should show their educational background, qualifications and major publications, with a covering letter, which should give the title of the proposed research, a brief explanation of why this research is appropriate for this Fellowship, and the names and addresses of two academic referees. Applicants should send a copy of their application to their chosen referees before submission, asking their referees to comment on the professional knowledge of the applicant and the contribution the proposed research would make to scholarship. They should tell their referees to send their references to the address below by Friday 16th January 2009. Applicants should also send an outline of the proposed research, not to exceed three pages of A4, with a timetable for its completion and proposals for the dissemination of the research. As there will not be a formal interview, applicants should ensure that they provide all the information needed to make a decision. A reprint of a recent scholarly publication would be helpful but is not essential. The deadline for applications is Friday 9th January 2009. They should be sent to Dr Peter J T Morris NMSI Head of Research Science Museum London SW7 2DD

All successful candidates will be informed by email by the beginning of February 2009. Please ensure you include a current email address with your application.

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