Global Threads- research opportunity for North West based postgraduates – deadline 5 April 2021
Global Threads: Call for expressions of interest
Global Threads is a public history collaboration between the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership, UCL and the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, part of the Science Museum Group. Global Threads will conduct original research into Manchester’s buildings, locations, memorials and museum objects to draw out new and previously under-described stories of lived experience, resistance and solidarity in relation to colonialism, enslavement and the city’s cotton economy. Global Threads will also hold a series of discussions with diverse groups of Mancunians to address representation and the broadening of narratives in relation to the city’s history, and present the outcomes of these discussions.
The project feeds into work taking place across the Science Museum Group to reveal histories that have previously been under-represented or overlooked, as part of its commitment to inclusive storytelling. Global Threads will support content development for a future, permanent gallery at the Science and Industry Museum.
We are recruiting a diverse team of Greater Manchester-based postgraduates to work in collaboration with UCL’s Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership (LBS) and the Science and Industry Museum (SIM) on Global Threads. We invite expressions of interest from Greater Manchester-based MA and PhD students and recent postgraduates to work as freelance contributors to research a series of historic case-studies and generate online written and audio content based on their research. Payment for satisfactory completion of each commissioned case-study will be £550. There will be an opportunity for each researcher to pitch for a maximum of three case studies.