Reconnecting Sloane was a group Collaborative Doctoral Award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Museum, the Centre for Arts and Humanities Research at the Natural History Museum and the British Library, partnered with King’s College London and Queen Mary University London. The research projects of the three doctoral candidates explore various aspects of Sloane’s collections, seeking to understand how his collecting practices were involved in the making of Enlightenment knowledge.
Victoria Pickering: Putting nature in a box: Sloane’s vegetable substances.
Supervised by Dr Charlie Jarvis, Natural History Museum, and Professor Miles Ogborn, Queen Mary University of London.
Alice Marples: Collecting and Correspondence in the Papers of Sir Hans
Supervised by Dr Arnold Hunt, British Library and Dr Anne Goldgar, King’s College London.
Felicity Roberts: “Observation of Matters of Fact”: Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), collecting and the making of natural history.
Supervised by Dr Kim Sloan, British Museum and Dr Elizabeth Eger and Dr Rowan Boyson, King’s College London.