Hagley offers Oral History Project Grant

The Hagley Center for the History of Business Technology and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington Delaware is proud to announce its Oral History Project Grant.   Grant awards can be up to $5,000. Funds can be used to cover the costs associated with conducting oral history interviews including mileage, trains, air fare, food, lodging, and equipment. Interviews must be conducted in English in accordance with the Oral History Association’s standards as well as Hagley’s own. Projects must augment the Library’s collecting priorities in business history; details may be found at https://www.hagley.org/donate-hagley-library

Our current grant recipient, Kevin Bunch, is conducting research on RCA and the early history of video games.

Applications are due on June 1 and December 1. More information and application procedures can be found here: https://www.hagley.org/research/grants-fellowships/oral-history-project-grant   For questions, and to make sure their projects fall within Hagley’s collecting scope, applicants are encouraged to reach out to Hagley Oral History Program Manager Ben Spohn, bspohn@hagley.org before applying.

Carol Ressler Lockman

Manager, Hagley Center


Job advert: AHRC funded Studentship at Leicester University

Re-evaluating the 1980s and 1990s Through Life Histories: Politics, Privatisation and the Culture of Government Research

This project, based on oral history fieldwork, will consider how changes in the workplace that were driven by the politics of the period were linked to more general social and cultural change during the 1980s and 1990s. The specific focus will be on the working lives and careers of government scientists, whose workplace environments were transformed by commercialisation and privatisation.

This project is an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with the British Library, where the student will be based.

Closing Date for Applications: 1 Dec 2015

Start Date: January 2016

Informal Enquiries

Dr Sally Horrocks, T: 0116 252 5070 E: smh4@le.ac.uk

Further details available http://tinyurl.com/re-evaluating-studentship