Social networking in the 19th and 21st centuries is the focus of doctoral research due to start later this year.
PhD candidates are eligible for the research post, which is being funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The successful candidate will compare the content of family blogs and websites with the social network revealed in a collection of 19th-century correspondence at the National Library of Scotland. He/she will work closely with the Harden/Allan collection, but will also search other NLS sources.
The funding award comes from the AHRC's 'Beyond Text' programme. It was made jointly to NLS and Glasgow University's Humanities Advanced Technology And Information Institute (HATII). This is the latest collaborative award we have obtained for doctoral research to be carried out using our collections.
For more information about the research doctorate visit the Glasgow University website. The closing date for applications is 30 May.
30 April 2008