These Research Fellowships, established in memory of Brian Harley, are primarily intended to promote the use of the great wealth of cartographic material available in London and other parts of the United Kingdom. Fellowships may be awarded for up to four weeks, normally at 400BP per week. Candidates should be aware that this is unlikely to cover the full cost of living, especially in London.
Applications are invited from anyone pursuing advanced research in the history of cartography, irrespective of nationality, discipline or profession. ‘Advanced research’ is taken to mean work towards a doctorate, post-doctoral research, and work of an equivalent level regardless of the applicant’s formal qualifications. Applications will be judged on scholarly criteria. They will not normally be accepted from those living within reasonable commuting distance of their chosen collection (i.e. approximately two hours total travel time). Recipients will be expected to be working towards publication and, where appropriate, to participate in activities in the history of cartography in the region of their stay.
All applications should concern the history of cartography rather than a related discipline, for example, historical geography. The Harley Trustees require that projects we support are concerned with maps as cultural, scientific or artistic artefacts, which may be studied for their production, their meaning, their influence, or their significance in the history of ideas. The study of maps for the specific information they can provide about past landscapes would not be considered by our selection committee to fall within the history of cartography.
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Funder: Institute of Historical Research
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