By Lilian Tabois In August 2019 I did a one-month placement at the John Carter Brown Library (JCB) in Providence (RI) as part of the WRoCAH Researcher Employability Project (REP) scheme. These placements provide PhD students with the opportunity to gain experience in a professional context away from the home university in the form of a month-long project with an external… Continue reading A Visit to the John Carter Brown Library (WRoCAH REP)
By Jenny Buckley If you’ve ever wondered how easy it is to get from York to Windsor, the answer is not very. But the long train ride and multiple changes is certainly worth it, especially when a visit to the Royal Archives lies at the other end. During autumn term I was able to make… Continue reading ‘The Essays of George III’: Working in the Royal Archives
By Elizabeth Potter For the past few years, the British Library has sought out PhD students to engage with their vibrant collection in innovative ways. Interested in intensive and methodical engagement, the Library has arranged themed research projects on specific subjects or collections. This is done to most fully offer practical support to develop meaningful… Continue reading William Blake at the British Library
Our new History of Art/CECS colleague Richard Johns wrote a nice piece on Turner in the Guardian Review recently. Richard co-curated the new exhibition Turner and the Sea while he was at the National Maritime Museum.