Post-1914 places of Christian worship in the UK
In 1998 the Twentieth Century Society, a member of the Alliance, published in its Journal a gazetteer of about 2,400 Christian places of worship of all denominations. A further fifteen years of research and scholarship have revealed many more buildings, and the Society wishes to update this list and produce an authoritative, searchable, public access online gazetteer for the period 1914-2013.
An experienced researcher, with knowledge of the holdings of the RIBA library and other relevant archives is required to review published sources, unpublished reports and tour notes to compile simple gazetteer entries conforming to MIDAS and Inscription Standards in spread sheet format.
Ten days work, Fee £100 per day, plus Central London Oystercard provided (zones 1 and 2).
Please apply with CV and cover letter detailing architectural expertise and database experience to firstname.lastname@example.org subject line CHURCHES RESEARCH.
Deadline for applications is 6th December. For more information click here.
The next winter conference will be held at Stamford Court Conference Centre and John Foster Hall, University of Leicester on 4-5 January 2014. The theme is Attention to Detail, with the aim of discussing various ways in which close examination of buildings can produce new insights and understandings that may not otherwise have been noticed.
2 bursaries are available – one for a student and one for a professional at the start of their career. The bursaries cover the cost of the conference for someone attending as a resident, but not travel costs.
Closing date for applications is Saturday 30 November 2013
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Through the F. E. Cleary Heritage Fund (commonly known as The Cleary Fund), The Georgian Group gives small grants each year towards the repair and restoration of Georgian buildings and monuments in the United Kingdom. This adds a highly practical and positive dimension to the Group’s conservation work; in many instances, even though the amount of money given is small in absolute terms, the grant makes a major difference to the viability of a restoration scheme. The intention is to pump-prime schemes, prompt other sources to make grants and to fund specific elements in larger schemes.
Around five grants, averaging about £1500 each, are given annually. Grants are usually made towards the conservation of buildings in public ownership or to which there is public access, although they may occasionally be given towards other projects such as the recording of threatened buildings.
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The successful applicant will be supervised by our Fellow Professor Dana Arnold and will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with Sir John Soane’s Museum on the relationship between Sir John Soane (1753―1837) and John Britton (1771―1857). This topic remains loosely defined and will be up to the student in consultation with Professor Arnold to develop and shape the project according to his or her own interests. Proposals are also welcome from suitably qualified students wishing to research other topics in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British architectural history and/or theory.
Closing date: 22 November 2013
Expressions of interest are invited from researchers from all disciplines within the arts and humanities to submit ideas for online exhibitions in the Image Gallery of the AHRC website. A total of £4,000 will be available to each successful applicant or group of applicants to prepare, make available and submit their images for exhibitions.Further details are available on our website.
Closes 29 November 2013