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Expanding the Inventory Records and Online Profile of Early Modern Medical Books at the Science Museum (360G-Wellcome-213159_Z_18_Z)

<p>The short-term goal of my six-month project is to create a new inventory of the Science Museum&rsquo;s 158 pre-1800 medical books which would contain more up-to-date, detailed information about the contents, physical format and publication circumstances of the predominantly Latin and English codices. I also intend to explore and document links between the books and the museum&rsquo;s large collection of medical objects.</p> <p>My project will also contribute to the long-term goal of making the books more accessible by the museum&rsquo;s online search platforms. Consequently, part of my project may involve developing contextual materials to accompany the books, such as more in-depth, accessible information about the authors, the broader concepts they are engaging with, and their place within the history of medicine. I would also be keen, if possible, to increase the online presence of these books by writing a short, informal and engaging article aimed at the general public for the Science Museum Blog, or a more formal article on the process of cataloguing them for the Science Museum Group Journal.<br> &nbsp;</p>


18 Jun 2018

Grant details
Amount Awarded 13005
Applicant Surname Bower
Approval Committee Internal Decision Panel for C&S
Award Date 2018-06-18T00:00:00+00:00
Financial Year 2017/18
Grant Programme: Title WT/POST Fellowship
Internal ID 213159/Z/18/Z
Lead Applicant Miss Hannah Bower
Planned Dates: End Date 2019-04-01T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2018-10-01T00:00:00+00:00
Recipient Org: Country United Kingdom
Region South East
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