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Applicants are sought for two studentships as part of the AHRC Science in Culture Theme Large Grant Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries.

University of Oxford

There is one opportunity for a three year, fully funded studentship (including both fees and living costs) to work towards a DPhil in the Faculty of English, University of Oxford on the AHRC project.

The studentship will commence in October 2014 and is open to UK nationals, or EU nationals who have resided in the UK for 3 years or more.

The successful applicant will normally have achieved a Master’s degree with distinction (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, and will be expected to work on a topic of her or his choice that sits broadly within the area of Nineteenth-Century History of Science and Literature, with particular reference to medical and scientific journals. The student appointed to the project will be attached to St Anne’s College and will be supervised by Professor Sally Shuttleworth.

Applicants for this position should apply online by 28 February 2014. Click here for more details.

University of Leicester

The successful applicant will contribute to the AHRC funded Science in Culture large grant on Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries.

The successful applicant will, in consultation with the supervisory team, devise their own thesis topic on the broad theme of the role played by 19th Century natural history journals in both creating and disseminating scientific knowledge, and in facilitating the involvement of amateur naturalists in those processes. The journals used will come from both the University Library at Leicester and, most significantly, the library of the Natural History Museum, which holds the most extensive collection of nineteenth-century natural history periodicals in the UK.

The completed thesis will make original contributions to historical and literary understandings of natural history journals, as well as affording a further perspective on the 19th Century antecedents of citizen science.

A studentship will also be funded as part of the project, to be based at the University of Leicester and supervised by Dr Gowan Dawson.

Applications must be received by 31 March 2014. Click here for more details.