Warburg Library Travel Grants 

Job Reference : 00726
Closing Date : 31/03/2017
Salary : Fixed sum of £1,000
Employment Type : Fellowship - Stipendiary
Department : School of Advanced Study
Division : The Warburg Institute (WI)
Hours Per week : Not Specified

About the Library

A research library providing support for students, academics and a national and international scholarly community, the Library is open-access and consists of around 370,000 volumes, which are arranged thematically in a unique subject-order designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research. There are four main divisions:

Action: social and political history
Orientation: religion, history of science and philosophy
Word: literature, books, libraries and education
Image: history of art including classical art and archaeology.


Sub-divisions include for example the history of festivals and pageantry, the idea of Empire, historiography; the history of cosmology and astrology and their pictorial expression; ritual and myth, papacy, liturgy and religious orders; Platonic and Aristotelian traditions and Islamic and Judaic philosophy; theory of language and literature, emblematics, medieval Greek and Latin and neo-Latin literature, the reception of classical literature, classical and medieval themes in literature; Greek and Roman art and post-classical art to c. 1800, with special emphasis on iconography and the survival of ancient art; early Christian and Byzantine art (first floor and basement). There are c. 2,500 runs of periodicals, about half of them current. The electronic resources are currently expanding.

Warburg Library Travel Grants 

The Warburg Library is a research library providing support for students, academics and a national and international scholarly community.

The collection, arranged thematically in a unique subject-order designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research, makes it an essential resource for the history of the classical tradition in the Middle Ages and Early modern time and Renaissance studies.

Short-Term Library Fellowships are available to scholars at all levels and all nationalities, including PhD candidates. The stipend will be a fixed sum of £1,000. 

Recipients will be required to attend the Library daily (Monday to Friday) for the duration of their award, where they will be allocated a desk, to be free of other significant professional obligations during their stay, and focus their research on the Library’s collections. Fellows will also have access to resources available in the University of London, including the Senate House Library, the Institute of Historical Research and Institute of Classical Studies libraries, and the London library.

Please note Persons living in London or nearby (less than 70 miles) will not be considered for the award of a Fellowship. 

Method of application

Applications will be reviewed by the Warburg Librarian, members of the Warburg Library staff and the Warburg Institute Deputy Director for Research. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, 1 May 2017 and will have up to one year to use their award. They must submit a brief report upon the completion of their visit.

To apply, please send the following using the online recruitment system in one document:

·         A personal statement describing how the library collections will be beneficial to the applicant’s research (no more than one page)

·         Current curriculum vitae

·         Letter of recommendation from an academic advisor if the applicant is a student (should you wish for this be confidential, please as your referee to send to ulrecruit@london.ac.uk with subject Reference for CANDIDATE NAME (Warburg Library Travel Grant). 

·         Applicant’s name, address, phone number and email address

The close date for this role is midnight on Friday, 31 March 2017.  If you have any queries, please contact the Recruitment team on ulrecruit@london.ac.uk. 

Note: Successful candidates will not be employees of the University of London but will receive the stipend of £1000 to cover travel and expenses. 

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This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.