This residency aims to support research and research training in manuscript and print studies at the Institute of English Studies by enabling an established or postdoctoral scholar at any stage of their career to experience and participate in the Institute’s summer school activities and to carry out independent research. The residency will last for up to six weeks and must be taken up during a period that overlaps with the running of the London Rare Books School (20 June–1 July 2022).
The Institute of English Studies is a centre for excellence in book history, palaeography and textual editing. It runs summer schools and short courses throughout the year as well as a successful Masters’ programme in the History of the Book. The wider purpose of this residency is to help build new partnerships for the Institute with the goal of extending the national and international reach of its work in manuscript and print studies. In addition to pursuing independent research, the successful applicant will be expected to interact with the Director of the London Rare Books School and other Institute staff to explore possibilities for future research projects and research training activities. The London Rare Books School is especially keen to expand its course provision in global or non-western traditions of the book, especially in the modern and contemporary periods.
The residency carries a stipend of £5,000 to support travel and accommodation and the cost of any research materials.