University of Leeds & Thackray Museum AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentship.

An AHRC-funded PhD studentship is available from 1 October 2006 for a collaborative research project between the Division of History & Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds and the Thackray Museum in Leeds, the UK’s largest medical museum.

The successful applicant will use the museum’s extensive collection of medical trade catalogues and medical equipment to document and analyse the changing technologies of healthcare in Britain, c.1880-1914. Selected results of this research project will be displayed in a dedicated Thackray museum exhibit and used in the museum’s outreach activities.

The PhD project will be supervised by Graeme Gooday and Jonathan Topham (HPS Division) and by Fiona Elliott and Joanne Stewardson (Thackray Museum).

Applicants must be either UK residents (full studentship) or EU nationals (fees only). They should normally have, or expect soon to be awarded, a Masters degree preferably EITHER in the history of science, technology and/or medicine, OR in a relevant area of museum studies. The studentship can be taken up on either a full-time or a part-time basis.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28 April 2006.

Application forms and further details are available from: Katy Lanceley, School of Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT Email: [email protected] Tel: 0113 343 3263

Enquiries about the PhD project may be directed to Jonathan Topham, [email protected] and Graeme Gooday, [email protected] Leeds History & Philosophy of Science website:

Enquiries about the museum’s resources may be directed to the Thackray’s librarian, Alan Humphries, [email protected] Thackray Museum website: