Project funding for Hunterian related research

A project that will focus on items from The Hunterian collections has been funded through the Scottish Universities Research Collections Associate Scheme.

The project is one of four that will be undertaken by doctoral researchers at the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities.

Scotland’s universities have a rich and diverse resource of special research collections, museums, rare books, and archives: collections recognised as being of national importance and world significance. SURCAS connects doctoral researchers in the arts and humanities with these unique resources, providing funding for short-term research projects with a public engagement outcome.

The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities is the world’s first national graduate school in the Arts and Humanities, offering unparalleled training and support to doctoral researchers in Scotland. Its HEI members cover the whole of Scotland, from the Highlands and Islands to the Scottish Borders.

Leslie Jacoby will work with The Hunterian on a participatory interactive event focused on historical bird books. The project will allow the display of manuscripts and books from noted researchers in the field, giving participants a new appreciation for both the field of research and the depth of information available through The Hunterian.

The project will run over the next few months.

First published: 21 May 2018

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