Voltaire Foundation Bursary for the MSc in Digital Scholarship

We are proud to sponsor one Masters student on the Humanities Division’s new interdisciplinary MSc in Digital Scholarship course.

The purpose of the MSc in Digital Scholarship is to introduce students to the full range of issues which arise when digital tools and methods are applied to traditional humanist scholarship. It has been designed to equip students to surmount those challenges and to develop an ambitious, digitally-enhanced scholarly project of their own. The course is based in the Humanities Division and spans a wide range of disciplines across all of its faculties. Students on the course will also benefit from teaching provided by the Bodleian Libraries.

With the Voltaire Lab, the Voltaire Foundation has established a new space in Oxford for cutting-edge research experimentation on 18th-century authors, and in particular on Voltaire’s immense textual corpus of works (for example in Electronic Enlightenment and Tout Voltaire) and his enduring impact on the intellectual and literary landscape of the long eighteenth century and beyond. The Voltaire Lab pioneers the methodologies of digital humanities in eighteenth-century scholarship with international collaborations, and welcomes work on other Enlightenment and 18th century thinkers.

The Voltaire Foundation Bursary will be awarded to a student, home or overseas, wishing to use Digital Humanities methodologies in a research project relating to 18th Century or Enlightenment literature, culture or thought. Strong knowledge of French is essential. The bursary will cover 100% of course fees and a grant for living costs.

The successful award-holder will be affiliated with the Voltaire Foundation, be part of its research community, and will be offered a workplace in the Voltaire Lab.

Application process

Candidates who are offered a place for the MSc in Digital Scholarship and who wish to be considered for this bursary are invited to indicate this at the start of their their supporting statement.

For more information about the course details and how to apply, please refer to the University’s application guide for the course.

Queries or questions may be addressed to the course team (interdisciplinary@humanities.ox.ac.uk).

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