Tuesday, October 28, 2014

University of St Andrews Library Visiting Scholarship Scheme

University of St Andrews Library Visiting Scholarship Scheme

To celebrate the opening of our new Research Library, the University of St Andrews instituted in 2014 a new scheme of visiting scholarships.  These scholarships are intended to underwrite the costs of a period of work with our library’s Special Collections.  Six scholars were chosen for summer residency in 2014 (for more information, click here), and it is intended to appoint a similar number in 2015.

St Andrews University has an outstanding collection of books, archives and photography, accumulated throughout the six hundred years since the University’s foundation.  The collection is especially rich in the History of Science, Theology and Church History, Literary Studies and Photography.  In addition to a substantial collection of incunabula and early printed books, the library has a significant eighteenth-century collection dating from its period as a Copyright Library (1710-1836).  The archives also include an exceptional collection of 15th -16th century materials relating to Fife and to the University and city of St Andrews.

The scholarships are open to all interested researchers, whether or not affiliated to a university.  Applications for 2015 should be submitted electronically on the attached application form by 10 January 2015.  A longer description of the research highlights of the St Andrews Special Collections can be downloaded here.  Further enquiries can be addressed to the Acting Head of Special Collections, Mrs Rachel Hart, at speccoll@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Daryl Green
Rare Books Librarian
Special Collections Division
University of St Andrews Library
Library Annexe
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9WH

Tel: 01334 462325
E: dtg4@st-andrews.ac.uk
Echoes from the Vault: a blog from the Special Collections of the University of St Andrews

The Reading Room of the Special Collections Division of the University Library is located in the Martyrs Kirk Research Library on North Street. Original material must be booked in advance, since the collections are not stored on site. Please contact us on speccoll@st-andrews.ac.uk or 01334-462339 .

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland : No SC013532


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