Your chance to be a Hunterian Associate

Current Hunterian Associate, Kirsty Strang, discusses her project on Edwin Morgan's "Glasgow Sonnets"

Current Hunterian Associate, Kirsty Strang, discusses her project on Edwin Morgan’s “Glasgow Sonnets”

Are you a current University of Glasgow Postgraduate Research Student? How do you fancy being a Hunterian Associate?

We are holding a drop-in information session on the Hunterian Associate Programme (HAP) next Wednesday, 10th December, 3-5pm.

Specialist staff from Special Collections, Archive Services and HAP will be on hand to answer questions about the resources available and to discuss possible research projects based in Special Collections and Archives. Current Hunterian Associates will also be on hand to chat about their own experiences.

The Hunterian Associate Programme offers the opportunity for Postgraduate Researchers to apply their knowledge and expertise in new ways, leading to public engagement with their research, and to develop a range of skills as outlined in the Researcher Development Framework.

Current Hunterian Associate, Jade Scott, presents on her "Hunting Rebels" project

Current Hunterian Associate, Jade Scott, presents on her “Hunting Rebels” project

The Hunterian is seeking applications to participate in its Hunterian Associates Programme 2015. Given the huge diversity of the collections held between The Hunterian, University Archive Services and Special Collections, this programme is relevant to researchers of any discipline.

Once approved by both collections staff and academic supervisors, Hunterian Associates undertake a project of their own design, which connects their research with one or more objects from any of the above world class collections. This project might form a part of their final thesis or might form a related but separate output of their research. Previous projects have led to public events on and off campus, gallery and museum talks, online resources including videos, podcasts and blogs and one publication. Established Hunterian programmes such as the Science Showcase and the popular Insight Talks offer outlets for project actvities.

In return for the new interpretation of our collections, Associates receive training and guidance in writing for the web, the creation of digital media and public speaking as well as benefiting from access to stored artifacts and curatorial time. An increasingly popular showcase event in one of The Hunterian’s prestigious venues is the highlight of the HAP calendar.

Why not take some time to look into the amazing scientific, historical, art and archival collections and consider how you could become one of the next Hunterian Associates?

Sign up to: The Special Collections & U of G Archive Service information session.
Wednesday 10th December between 3 and 5pm, Henry Heaney Seminar Room, Library, Floor 12

Various other taster sessions are also on offer:

Zoology & Anatomy, Including an overview of Scientific and Medical History Collections.
Tuesday 9th Dec, 10 – 12:00, Zoology Museum

Behind the scenes at the museum, Museum Stores, by curators of Dr John Faithfull and Dr Neil Clark
Thursday 11th December, 11:30 – 12:30, Thurso Street Annexe

Archaeology / Ethnography and Historical, by curator Dr Sally-Anne Coupar
Thursday 11th December, 2 – 3pm, Hunterian Museum

Art Collections, by the Hunterian’s Art Curators
Friday 12th December, 11:30 – 12:30, Hunterian Art Gallery (spaces limited)

Deadline for programme applications: Friday 30 January 2015.
The HAP Application Form 2015, including full instructions on how to apply, can be downloaded at

Categories: Archive Services, Library, Special Collections


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  1. Silver Fork Etiquette: A Hunterian Associate Project on 19th century self-help fiction | University of Glasgow Library
  2. Silver Fork Etiquette: A Hunterian Associate Project on 19th century self-help fiction | University of Glasgow Library

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