Launching New Visiting Scholar Scheme

VISITING SCHOLAR SCHEME 

Closing Date: 15 Jan 2024

The Hong Kong History Centre, based in the School of Humanities at the University of Bristol (UK) is now welcoming applications from visiting scholars. The scheme welcomes expressions of interest globally from colleagues at various stages of their career who would like to contribute to, and benefit from, research activities at the Centre.

For the academic year 2023-2024 we have the following funded opportunities available:

  • Two visiting Research Associate positions. These are for applicants at any stage of their academic career (Early Career to Professorship) working on the history of Hong Kong, to progress their own projects and to contribute to the activities of the Centre, the School and wider Faculty of Arts. We welcome visitors for 1-3 months and in support of this activity the Centre can reimburse, against receipts, travel and subsistence costs of up to £3,000.
  • Two visiting Postgraduate Research (PGR) student positions. These are for applicants who are registered as current research students at another university and who are working on the history of Hong Kong. Candidates will be expected to engage with the research community in the Centre and the School as appropriate. We welcome visiting PGR Students for 1-3 months and in support of this activity the Centre can reimburse, against receipts, travel and subsistence costs of up to £2,000 per student.

Visitors will be provided with access to shared office space, and the library, and can benefit generally from a wealth of subject-specific resources from the Centre, School and wider University. In addition, you will be able to enjoy:

  • Development of new research relationships and access to a wide variety of research-related events.
  • The opportunity to participate in the life of the Hong Kong History Centre, the world’s first research centre focusing on the study of Hong Kong history.
  • Opportunities to present your research to colleagues and postgraduates within the History Department for peer support and input.

We are also able to consider applicants who are 100 per cent self-funded (by their home institution or other awards).

The deadline for all applications for joining us in academic year 2023-24 is 15 January 2024.

Would you like to apply? 

Application Process: Visiting Research Associate

If you are interested in applying as a Visiting Research Associate, the first step is to make contact with a potential sponsor from academic members of staff within the Hong Kong History Centre. If a sponsor agrees that your visit would be mutually beneficial, please submit your expression of interest to hkhistory-centre@bristol.ac.uk, attaching:

  1. Your CV
  2. A letter of recommendation
  3. A summary of your research project during your time in Bristol, including brief details of proposed research question, methodology, timetable, outcomes and how the visit contributes to the Hong Kong History Centre research and interests of individual members of staff.

Selection will be based on the relevance of the research topic to the research themes active in the Centre, and final decisions will be made by the sponsor in liaison with the Centre Research Director. A good standard of English is essential.

If approved, you will be invited to complete the application process and you will receive a letter confirming your place as a ‘Visiting Research Associate’ and the dates of your intended stay.

Application Process: Visiting Postgraduate Research (PGR) student

If you wish to apply to come to the Hong Kong History Centre as visiting student, you must first secure the agreement of a member of academic staff to act as your supervisor for the duration of your visit before you submit your application. Please refer to our website to find staff members whose research area matches your interests. You should contact them directly, using the contact details provided in the website.
Once you have secured the agreement of a potential supervisor and have agreed the dates for your visit with them, please submit your expression of interest to hkhistory-centre@bristol.ac.uk attaching:

  1. Your CV
  2. A cover letter
  3. A supporting statement from your supervisor
  4. A 500-word outline of the proposed research at Bristol indicating the reasons for requesting visiting postgraduate researcher status, including current PhD project, goals and expected outcomes of your visit, and which academic(s) amongst current Hong Kong History Centre staff you will be working with.

If approved, you will be invited to complete the application process and you will receive a letter confirming your place as a ‘Visiting PGR Student’ and the dates of your intended stay.

Decisions

Applications will be considered only after the deadline of 15 January, and we will then notify successful applicants before the end of January 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Job opening: Research Associate x2 – Digital Humanities and Oral History

Closing Date: 28 Nov 2023

We are seeking to appoint two Research Associates to support the Centre’s research in the history of nineteenth and twentieth century Hong Kong. Established in 2022, this new globally recognised hub for the study of Hong Kong, not only promotes and increases the international profile of Hong Kong history as a scholarly field, but also nurtures and invests in emerging talent in the field. It facilitates public engagement and outreach to raise public awareness of the history of the city and its global relations, and has launched a Hong Kong Historical Archives initiative, actively building a visual and textual archival collection of material relating to the history of the city.

The postholders will be core members of this exciting new initiative. One will bring oral history experience and skills to the Centre, and the other will undertake digital humanities research.

Details:
https://tinyurl.com/hkhcjobs2023

Job opening: Project Archivist

Closing date: 10 May 2023

We are seeking to recruit a Project Archivist who will support the work of the Hong Kong History Centre, and the development of the Hong Kong Historical Archives. The post holder will have a particular focus on the creation of detailed catalogues for complex mixed media archives relating to the history of Hong Kong, some of which may be written in Chinese.  They will work closely with the Digital Archive Assistant to enable digital preservation of the born digital and digitised archives.  They will support the wider team to ensure the archives can be made available for research, education and wider engagement activities.

They will be based in Special Collections (Library Services) and will work closely with the Special Collections team as well as the Hong Kong History Centre, which is a research centre encouraging and facilitating the study of the history of Hong Kong and its peoples, and outreach, engagement and international exchange and collaboration in the field.

For more details, please see: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details/?nPostingId=148636&nPostingTargetId=311475&id=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&LG=UK&mask=newuobext

 

Job opening: Senior Research Administrator

Job opening: Senior Research Administrator

Closing date: 14 March 2023 We are seeking to recruit a Senior Research Administrator for the Hong Kong History Centre. The role is to provide administration and research support for the activities of the Centre’s research community. This includes the associated research group and senior academic and/or professional services staff, undertaking budget monitoring, organise and supporting a range of internal and external events, designing and preparing a range of documents and publicity material, as well as other tasks required in the provision of a successful research centre. For more details, please see: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details/?jobId=305987.