Inaugural PhD at the Foundling Museum

Inaugural PhD at the Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum is pleased to collaborate with Royal Holloway College, University of London, on an AHRC-funded PhD studentship exploring the subjects of Concerts, Commerce and Charity in 18th-Century London.

Applications are now open for this fully-funded PhD studentship, which focuses on 18th -century London concert life, and is based at Royal Holloway and at the Foundling Museum. This award, tenable for three years and covering fees and a maintenance grant, is made possible by the technē AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. The project is due to begin in September 2019 and will be supervised by Stephen Rose (Music Department, Royal Holloway) and Katharine Hogg (Librarian, Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum).

In addition to producing a PhD thesis, the student will participate in cataloguing and conservation activities at the Museum, as well as have the opportunity to investigate the resources of the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, which holds significant collections of performance ephemera from the period.

For details of how to apply, please visit our job vacancies page.