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Applications are invited for the John Rylands Research Institute / Manchester Wesley Research Centre Joint Visiting Research Fellowship.

This exciting fellowship aims to promote research in the Methodist and Wesleyan traditions by facilitating scholarly access to the internationally renowned Methodist Archives, held at the John Rylands Library, and the resources of Manchester Wesley Research Centre (MWRC) and Nazarene Theological College (NTC) libraries, based at the College’s Didsbury campus.

Portrait engraving of Charles Wesley (MARC MAW Ms 279).

Portrait engraving of Charles Wesley (MARC MAW Ms 279).

The John Rylands Research Institute is a unique partnership led by the Faculty of Humanities and the University of Manchester Library. Humanities scholars, scientists, curators, conservators and digital imaging specialists are brought together to uncover, explore, unravel and reveal hidden ideas and knowledge contained within the Library’s world-leading Special Collections.

The Institute in partnership with MWRC are pleased to announce this second call for a Joint Visiting Research Fellowship to promote research in the Methodist and Wesleyan traditions. The Fellowship offers free accommodation for up to 6 weeks at NTC, subject to terms and conditions, and a bursary of up to £150 per week to cover travel and living expenses during the Fellowship.

Applications for the Fellowship are due by Monday 30 November 2015. Full details of how to apply can be found at: http://www.jrri.manchester.ac.uk/opportunities/manchester-wesley-research.

Dr Cindy Aalders (University of Oxford), Joint Fellowship holder in 2015, commented on her experience: “The opportunity to spend extended time with both manuscript and print sources at the Rylands was incredibly valuable, and I think I have made significant strides toward understanding the lives and experiences of some real Methodist children”.