Calling all Museum, Science and History Postgraduates!

An exciting opportunity exists for a BSHS Engagement Fellowship with East Lothian Museums Service. We are seeking applications from graduates with a relevant degree for a Fellowship funded by the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS), to start early 2020. The successful Engagement Fellow will be based at the Museums Service HQ in Haddington. We have a fascinating collection historical medical instruments and textbooks that were used by a female GP in a local town. She worked during the 1950s and later, and the practices she performed in people’s homes have radically changed. Her story is not just one of the changing role of medicine in the late 20th Century, but also of the role of women in medicine, plus hers is an immigration story too. The successful Fellow will update the Museums database with information about the objects, and also has the opportunity to undertake oral history recordings and design and mount a small exhibition thereby gaining valuable transferable exhibition and communication skills. If you think this sounds the perfect opportunity for you in your early career in science history and or museum curation, please email for the role description and details of how to apply to [email protected]

Written by Katherine Weldon



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