Dr Rebecca Younger has been awarded a postdoctoral internship with Glasgow Life

Dr Rebecca Younger has been awarded a postdoctoral internship with Glasgow Life funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It is one of only six available positions made available in a collaborative scheme with the College of Arts.

Younger was awarded her PhD in 2015 for her dissertation entitled De-henging the Henge: a biographical approach to Scotland’s henge monuments. Since then she has been teaching in Archaeology and helping develop new research projects with Subject staff. Younger’s internship will have her investigate key events in the development of Pollok Park, home to the Burrell Collection, as a public realm.

The Burrell Collection is an internationally renowned public museum and art gallery in the heart of Pollok Park. Located in the south side of Glasgow, Pollok Park preserves the core of the former Maxwell Estate, a medieval landholding going back to the 12th century. Archaeological investigations in recent years have explored Iron Age enclosures in the grounds of the estate, including what was deemed ‘Glasgow’s oldest road’. As such, the park is a rich and varied resource for Glasgow’s past and present social life.

The new internship scheme was established to provide post-doctoral researchers in the Arts and Humanities practical work experience within non-academic contexts, and to bring key research skills to bear in those settings. The projects are centred on significant policy and practical matters which offer opportunities to make a real contribution to the cultural life of the city. The internships are of of 3 months’ duration and commence on 1st February 2016.

First published: 2 February 2016

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