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Research opportunity beckons

The Trust has been advised of a unique opportunity for a post-graduate researcher to look at the contribution of personnel of colour within the Royal Air Force in Scotland during the two world wars.

Applications are invited for a funded joint PhD with the University of Edinburgh and National Museums Scotland under the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)'s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.

The project is described as the first sustained attempt to recover and reconstruct the topic and aims to “demonstrate the diversity of people connected to flying in Scotland in the two world wars, understand the contributions made and experiences of those individuals and evidence this through material culture and archival research”.

It will include a re-examination of Scottish aviation collections to consider how such stories are, or could be, represented in museum collections and displays.

The project's supervision team will be led by Dr Wendy Ugolini, Senior Lecturer, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh and Dr Meredith Greiling, Principal Curator, Technology, National Museums Scotland.

For more information, follow this link.

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