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Museum & Heritage Summer Placements

2019

The Roman Society is pleased to invite applications for its 2019 Museum & Heritage Summer Placement Scheme.  The placements may be held at the following museums / heritage organisations:

The successful candidate will have the chance to work on a number of projects with the collections team and will have the opportunity to research, design and run their own handling table for the popular Tuesday Times tables. The Romans Baths would prefer someone to work with them for a minimum of three weeks.

  • British Museum, Department of Greece and Rome:

www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/departments/greece_and_rome.aspx

The successful candidates will work on aspects of the Department of Greece and Rome’s collections concerning documentation of the collection both on and off display.

  • British Museum, Department of Coins and Medals:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/departments/coins_and_medals.aspx

The successful candidate will assist with the sorting, identification and cataloguing of coin hoards and site-finds, or coins in the British Museum collection, working with curators and national finds advisers.

  • British School at Rome:

http://www.bsr.ac.uk/

The successful candidate will assist in ongoing archival and archaeological research undertaken at the BSR. This will include one of the 3D scanning projects or archival & field research in Rome. This placement will be held 10-24 June and accommodation at the BSR will be provided.

  • Corbridge Roman Site:

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/corbridge-roman-town-hadrians-wall/

The successful candidate will work on an aspect of the Hadrian’s Wall Collections with English Heritage.

The successful candidate will work with the museums Roman collection. They have the opportunity to work across the museum departments, spending time in the collections and education team, developing a temporary display relating to the Museums current HLF project “Stone Age to Corinium”. They will research and create interpretation and promotional material.

The successful candidate will worth Andrew Parkin, Keeper of Archaeology, on the collections and gain an insight into the varied tasks of working in a museum.

  • English Heritage, Properties Historians Team, London:

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to complete three different tasks: 1) historical research on an aspect of Roman history, including life in a Roman town, the history of Roman military installations and early-modern / modern literary responses to Roman sites; 2) the interpretation of historical material to the public, including the preparation of display panels, trails and reconstruction drawings; 3) shadowing a historian at project meetings and helping to prepare project documents. These examples are indicative and the exact of the nature of the placement programme will be determined by its timing, project requirements, and a discussion with the candidate.

This placement offers the opportunity to gain experience in digital classics research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to implement a small, supervised but independent piece of work related to one of the Institute’s projects, for example: a database of persons or names related to a historical source; annotating people or places in texts or images; creating a small digital corpus of documentary texts. Advanced digital skills are not a requirement, but familiarity with basic tools such as spreadsheets and database tables would be an advantage.

How to Apply

  • The dates of the placements (except for that at the BSR) may be determined by consultation between the successful candidates and institutions but are usually for 2-3 weeks during the summer vacation.
  • All Undergraduate and MA students are eligible to apply. 
  • Up to ten bursaries of £300 will be offered as a contribution towards travel or living expenses, except for the BSR where £300 will be offered towards travel, and accommodation will be provided.
  • Candidates should apply by letter setting out their reasons for wishing to undertake a placements and outlining any previous experience.  You should also provide the name and email address of a referee.  You may specify the Museum or organisation you would prefer to be based at, or submit an open application. 
  • Queries and letters of application should be addressed to the Secretary, Dr Fiona Haarer, and sent by email by 30 April, 2019 to: office@romansociety.org

 

 

2017

The recipients of the Roman Society Museum Internship Bursaries for 2017 are listed below. 

 

 

2016

The recipients of the Roman Society Museum Internship Bursaries for 2016 are listed below. 

  • Megan Kerr (Roman Baths, Bath) 
  • Sophie Oldham (British Museum, Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory)
  • Greg Edmund and Sade Ojelade (British Museum, Department of Coins and Medals)
  • Emma Hardy (Corbridge Roman Site)
  • Abbey Ellis (Great North Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne)
  • Alexandra Ivens (English Heritage, Properties Historians Team, London)

2015

The recipients of the Roman Society Museum Internship Bursaries for 2015 are listed below. Click on their names to read a report of their work experience:

2014

The recipients of the Roman Society Museum Internship Bursaries for 2014 are listed below. Click on their names to read a report of their work experience:

2013

The recipients of the Roman Society Museum Internship Bursaries for 2013 are listed below. Click on their names to read a report of their work experience:

2012

The recipients of the Roman Society Museum Internship Bursaries for 2012 are listed below. Click on their names to read a report of their work experience.

2011

The recipients of the Roman Society Museum Internship Bursaries for 2011 are listed below. Click on their names to read a report of their work experience. 

2010

The recipients of the Roman Society Museum Internship Bursaries for 2010 are listed below. Click on Rose's name to read her report.