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Inaugural RIC Visiting Fellows appointed

4 October 2022

UCL Special Collections and the UCL Research Institute for Collections (RIC) are delighted to announce the appointment of two RIC Visiting Fellows.

Dr Shirin Hirsch

The RIC Fellowship programme is an opportunity for external researchers to visit UCL for up to six weeks to conduct research on a topic centred on our holdings of archives, rare books, and records.

Dr Shirin Hirsch (pictured) will be working on a project called Young people against racism: School-student strikes and 1980s London Schools. She will be using the Ken Jones and the Marina Foster archives to explore the active role of school-students in the construction of anti-racist policy and practice in 1980s London schools.

Dr Yelda Nasifoglu will study the circulation of mathematical works in Britain up to c.1700 for her project entitled Reading and Collecting Mathematics in Early Modern Britain. She will examine early modern book catalogues and individual copies from the Graves Library collection, to gain more insight into the mathematical book trade of this period.

The Fellows will visit UCL in October and November 2022. During this period, they will participate in the programme of workshops, talks and lectures run by the RIC and UCL Special Collections. The events will be advertised on the RIC website and the UCL Special Collections Twitter feed.

Find out more

Read the full announcement on the UCL Special Collections blog.