History PhD student awarded research fellowship
PhD History student Georgina Rannard has been awarded an invaluable opportunity to enhance her research with a prestigious research institution. (Published 5 June 2014)
Georgina, who is currently in year three of her PhD programme, has been offered a three-month research fellowship by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
From August to October this year, Georgina will be based at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut. This unique opportunity will enable her to enrich her research with access to globally renowned collections and resources, many of which are not openly available to visiting scholars.
I'm delighted to be awarded the fellowship, and I'm looking forward to consulting the wonderful manuscript and visual collections as well as the technical expertise at Yale.
Mapping the British Empire
Georgina will work on a research project titled 'Inside the Map-Makers Workshop: Artists, Printers, and Mathematicians in the British Atlantic World 1660-1720' exploring further her own research encompassing British Empire and useful knowledge.
The project will look at circulation of knowledge of engraving, printing and drawing techniques in London and consider how growing Atlantic commerce created a market for useful knowledge in the Atlantic world in the late seventeenth century.
This is a great opportunity for Georgina. The fellowship will provide privileged access to Yale's superb collections and the research materials will throw new light on important questions about the links between colonial expansion and the accumulation of 'useful knowledge'
International Placement Scheme
Georgina is one of four researchers that will be hosted by the Yale Center for British Art, a public art museum and research institute, home to the largest collection of British art outside the UK.
The annual International Placement Scheme (IPS) operated by the AHRC provides funded research fellowships at world-leading international research institutions for early career researchers and research students.