Bodleian Library Visiting Fellowships

The Bodleian Libraries are now accepting applications for Visiting Fellowships to be taken up during academic year 2016-17.

Fellowships support periods of research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Fellows are hosted in the Visiting Scholars’ Centre at the Weston Library, where they join a lively research environment.

Details of the fellowship terms and application process can be found on our Fellowships webpage.

For six of the named fellowships, the deadline for applications is Monday, 14 December 2015:
Humfrey Wanley Fellowships
Sassoon Visiting Fellowships
Bahari Visiting Fellowships in the Persian Arts of the Book
Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowships in the History of Science & Communications
David Walker Memorial Fellowships in Early Modern History
Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellowships in Music

A new fellowship is now announced, with the deadline of Friday, 29 January 2016:
The Carr-Thomas-Ovenden Visiting Fellowship in English Literature

A list of current visiting fellows in academic year 2015-16 can be found here.

For further information, please e-mail Dr Michelle Chew at:

WW1 Wiki-edit-a-thon, IT Services, 10 November 2015

On Tuesday 10th November 2015 the University of Oxford IT Services are hosting a Wikipedia Editathon on the theme of World War I and Oxford.

Time: Tuesday 10 November, 2-5pm
Location: IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 6NN

The focus of the session will be on editing and improving existing Wikipedia articles and adding images. The theme is WW1 with a particular focus on Oxford so subject expertise is useful (though not necessary – an interest in the topic and in learning about Wikipedia is a good starting point). No previous experience of wiki editing is necessary. The aim is to improve or create Wikipedia articles on World War I topics and highlight the role of Oxford as both a city and a university, in this historical conflict.

Training will be led by Martin Poulter, the Bodleian Libraries’ Wikimedian In Residence. Expert knowledge about the War or previous Wiki editing experience is NOT necessary, though subject experts and experienced editors are also welcome.

This is a free event, run as part of the University’s centenary activities. Non-University members are welcome.

For more information, see here. To book a place please visit: (University members) or email (non-University members).