For the last decade, supported by the AHRC, the Society has hosted PhD students working collaboratively on the Collections. Currently, this is supported through the Science Museums and Archives Consortium (along with the Science Museum Group Museums, BT Archives, and the Royal Society). All projects involve a collaboration between a university-based researcher and the staff and (archive) materials at one of the CDP consortium institutions.
If you are an academic from a university with a potential project, or have an interest in discussing opportunities, please contact Dr Catherine Souch.
We are delighted to announce that the following project has been selected to start in autumn 2018. Applications are invited from prospective PhD students.
'Instruments of scientific governance? Historical geographies of Halley Bay, 1956-present.'
Supervised by Dr Richard Powell (Scott Polar Research Institute and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge), Dr Catherine Souch (RGS-IBG) and Keith Moore (Royal Society), with technical training support from Charlotte Connelly (Polar Museum, Cambridge). More details about the project are available here (PDF). The deadline for applications is 31 March 2018