PG Engagement Fellowship: Linnean Society

On behalf of the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS), The Linnean Society of London is hosting an Engagement Fellowship, worth £1,000, for current Master’s or doctoral students whose research is in the history of science, technology or medicine for a total duration of one month in 2017. It is anticipated that this BSHS-funded Fellowship project will be split into two, two-week placements; the first at Burlington House, Piccadilly to undertake research using the Linnean Society’s collections and archives, and the second at the Linnean Society’s Wimbledon site to then produce a science festival exhibition from the research.
About the Project
In this project (Classification through the Ages), the Engagement Fellow would spend two weeks utilising a selection of the Linnean Society’s historical archives and collections to research how methods and techniques in classification and taxonomy have changed over the last few hundred years. The Fellow would then be invited to prepare an article on their research for the Linnean Society magazine PuLSe. Having assisted with the Society’s exhibition at the Cambridge Science Festival in March 2017, in the second placement the Fellow would spend two weeks working with the Linnean Society Education Team to produce a new science fair exhibit based on their research and work. Finally, this exhibit will be converted into a fixed exhibition or workshop run from within the Linnean Society headquarters at Burlington House, London.

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