AHRC PhD Studentship Museum Studies

The University of Brighton and the University of Chichester Consortium are inviting applications for one doctoral award in Museum Studies to commence in January 2013. This studentship is part of the Consortium’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Block Grant Partnership (Capacity Building) secured in 2011.

Award: Museum Studies PhD (based at the University of Brighton or the University of Chichester)

The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of the availability of the research culture in each of the collaborating institutions. The two universities will explore collaborative supervisory arrangements where such arrangements are appropriate to the student’s proposed research project.

Specialist research training modules will be made available through each university’s masters provision including the University of Brighton’s MRes in Arts and Cultural Research which will provide the core research methodology training.

We invite applications from across the spectrum of Museum Studies but are particularly interested in projects concerned with aspects of Material Culture, Design History and Dress History, Feminist Art and Curatorial Practices, Museums and Ethnography, Museums and Audiences, Museums and Consumption Studies. We therefore welcome proposals from students from a range of disciplines including history, cultural studies, sociology, memory studies, cultural and human geography, and performance studies.

The studentship is three years full-time in duration (five years part-time), and will pay your fees and provide a stipend of £13,590 per annum (pro-rata for part-time). This award starts on 1st January 2013. Applicants should have resident status in the UK.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 21 November 2012

Interviews to take place w/c 10 December 2012

For more information visit
artsresearch.brighton.ac.uk/studentships

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