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2021-22 Research Fellowships: Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich, London

Caird Research Fellowships support research at Royal Museums Greenwich. Specific themes for the 2021-22 fellowships are as follows:

  • Caribbean, African and Atlantic histories and material cultures (a fellowship in partnership with the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership)
  • The migration of people, objects and ideas
  • British identities in imperial, post-colonial and global contexts 
  • Gendered identities and the maritime world 
  • Early modern portraiture, architecture and monarchy
  • Naval uniform and questions of fashion, display and identity
  • Debates concerning the contemporary maritime world
  • New approaches to histories of shipping and shipping companies
  • The Royal Observatory Greenwich as a historic landmark and cultural icon

The Museum welcomes applications within (but not restricted to) a range of disciplines including:

  • Art history
  • Maritime history
  • Material culture studies
  • Anthropology
  • Museum and heritage studies
  • Creative arts
  • Conservation studies
  • Area studies and environmental studies
  • Cultural geography
  • Literary studies
  • Histories of science and technology that complement our core themes of astronomy, navigation, cartography and horology. 

The fellowship programme typically supports study at a post-doctoral or equivalent level.

Duration of proposed fellowships will be determined by the candidate and can run for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months.

The deadline to apply for 2021-22 fellowships is 2 November 2020.