AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award David Sylvester: Writings on Art

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership award to research the art writings of the internationally renowned critic and curator David Sylvester (1924­–2001). The historical study of the writing and interpretation of art is an area of growing interdisciplinary interest, and this project, which will draw upon the newly catalogued archive of Sylvester’s papers held at Tate Archive, will make a significant contribution to the field. As well as writing a dissertation, the successful candidate will contribute to the new research initiative ‘Art Writers in Britain’ led by Tate’s Research Department.

This project will be jointly supervised by Dr Martin Hammer (Professor in the History and Philosophy of Art, University of Kent) and Dr Jennifer Mundy (Head of Collection Research, Tate).

Applicants should send a covering letter setting out their interests and qualifications for the award, a C.V. with the names of two academic referees, a doctoral proposal of  1–2,000 words, and examples of written or published work to Dr Jennifer Mundy (Jennifer.mundy@tate.org.uk) and Professor Martin Hammer (M.A.Hammer@Kent.ac.uk). Shortlisting will commence on Friday 19 July and interviews will be held at Tate Britain on Monday 29 July.

For further details and the application form, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Application Deadline: 5.00pm on Friday 19 July 2013

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