Sponsoring academic staff member: Dr Anna Cant
The research assistant will be required to compile a list of secondary works (preferably using Endnote or similar) relating to the subject of radio education in the Andes. Subjects of interest include how radio technology was obtained and circulated, which organisations were involved in using radio for educational purposes and the content of such programming. The particular focus is on Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia.
If the project is completed in the early part of Lent term this work will directly contribute to an article for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, which is due in late March. If this is not possible then the work will be valuable a research project, which is a comparative history of radio in the Andes over the course of the twentieth century.
Language: Spanish is desirable, but not essential
• Consultation of online catalogues of major research libraries in London.
• Inputting the bibliographical details of each work into the list/spreadsheet.
• Categorisation of each work based on the abstract, or where this is unavailable, consulting the work in the library.
2 research assistants required