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Research and Collections

Applications open for doctoral research on the Society’s Collections

Applications are open for two PhD studentships on the Society’s Collections, as part of our Collaborative Doctoral Awards programme.

Research and Collections

Sharing our Collections with colleagues in French Polynesia

The Society is delighted to be sharing digitised materials from our Collections with school children and researchers on Mangareva in the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia.

Research and collections

British Academy funding for public engagement project on our Collections

Dr Rohini Rai from Brunel University London has been awarded pilot funding from the British Academy for an innovative public engagement research project with the Society.

Research and collections

From belongings to artefacts: exploring David Livingstone’s expeditionary collecting

We caught up with WDA Research Fellow Kate Simpson, who has been researching David Livingstone’s expeditionary collecting through the Society's Collections.

Research and collections

Exploring experiences of women and gender in the 19th century

We caught up with WDA Research Fellow Ellen Smith, who has been exploring our Collections to reconstruct the experiences of Minna Markham in South America, India and Sri Lanka in the 19th century.

Research and collections

Mountain cartography and our Collections

We caught up with WDA Research Fellow Felix de Montety, who has been delving into our Collections to help answer questions about mountain cartography and the languages of exonymy.

Research and collections

Applications open to propose studentships on the Society’s Collections

Applications are now open for proposals from prospective supervisors for Collaborative Doctoral Programme studentships on the Society’s Collections.