26 January 2018


Fixed Term

Applications are invited for a LAHP/AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award at The National Archives and University College London’s Department of Information Studies.

In this new and emerging environment, where data is becoming more ubiquitous and the repositories holding it are proliferating more than ever before, the traditional skills of the curator (trusted stewardship and preservation, selection and interpretation) take on a new significance at the same time as they face challenge and change. This study seeks to map out existing and evolving Humanities data practices with particular emphasis on the changing relationship this implies between researchers and curators. The mapping exercise will inform a work stream involving data delivery services desired by Humanities scholars in respect of those data sets held by The National Archives.

The datasets to observe will be identified in consultation with the successful candidate and the final choice made by the student, but the datasets chosen will need to represent a range of different creation and preservation contexts, including public records, administrative and research data, and open and controlled access.

For further project details and how to apply, please see: https://www.lahp.ac.uk/collaborative-doctoral-award-studentships/ which includes the project description and the application process.

Final Closing Date: 26 January 2018

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