World-class libraries open their doors to UK academics

Posted by ap507 at May 30, 2014 10:40 AM |
Postgraduate student Borbala Nyiri offered prestigious research fellowship
World-class libraries open their doors to UK academics

Source: Wikipedia; The Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C.

Thirty postgraduate students and early career researchers have been offered the opportunity to enhance their research with a fellowship of up to six months at some of the world’s most prestigious libraries and research institutions.

Five Arts and Humanities Research Council’s International Placement Scheme (IPS) fellows, including Borbala Nyiri from the School of Archaeology at the Ancient History, will be hosted by the Smithsonian Institution. Borbala’s 3 month research fellowship will look into ‘A study of Southeast Asian tradeware ceramics' at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

The Smithsonian is the world’s largest research and museum complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, and nine research facilities.

Other IPS fellows will be based at the Huntington Library, the Harry Ransom Center, the Yale Center for British Art and the National Institutes for the Humanities, Japan.

This unique opportunity enables postgraduate students and early career researchers to enrich their research, understandings and connections through immersion in thriving research cultures, with privileges unavailable to independent visiting scholars.