Fellowship stipend available, Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons

In 1813 the Royal College of Surgeons in London opened a museum based on John Hunters collection. The College will mark two centuries of access to the collection with exhibitions, programming, a volume of essays on medical museums and a fellowship for a visiting researcher.

The College now cares not only for the renowned Hunterian Museum, but also stored collections of historical surgical instruments, fine art, skulls and teeth (the Odontological collection both human and zoological). It also boasts an outstanding teaching collection housed in the Wellcome Museum of Anatomy and Pathology.

To celebrate two centuries of world-leading research on these extraordinary collections, and thanks to the generosity of the Board of Trustees of the Hunterian Collection, a stipend is available to attract a visiting researcher to spend a period of collections-related study at the College.

The Colleges Museums and Archives seek an outstanding scholar to work on the collections in the academic year 201314, to further enhance our knowledge and understanding of the collections and to generate valuable academic and/or engagement outputs, with a stipend of up to £15,000.

The proposed work may contribute to one or more of a variety of disciplines: anatomy, anthropology, archaeology, dentistry, cultural/social history, medical history and medical humanities, medical sciences, museology, palaeontology, pathology, veterinary medicine and zoology. Interdisciplinary projects are especially encouraged, as well as those that will explore new areas of, or perspectives on, the collections.

The deadline for applications in 10 March 2013.

For more details on the fellowship see www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums/hunterian200

For more information on the collections see http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums/hunterian/history/collections.html

Enquiries should be directed to [email protected].