The opportunity for ESRC-funded students to undertake a placement at the Library of Congress under the AHRC/ESRC International Placement Scheme is now open.
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Due to the vast breadth and depth of their collections, the LoC is not limited to those researching American Studies. The collection of more than 168 million items includes more than 39 million catalogued books and other print materials in 470 languages; more than 72 million manuscripts and the world’s largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music and sound recordings. With 10,000 new items added daily, researchers in all fields are sure to find relevant materials.
How to apply
Details of how to apply for one of the 25 Library of Congress placements can be found by following this link