Award: PhD in Archive Studies

AHRC PhD Studentship in Archive Studies:
history, theory, practice

University of Brighton and University of Chichester Consortium

AHRC PhD Studentship in Archive Studies: history, theory, practice University of Brighton and University of Chichester Consortium 

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

Award: PhD in Archive Studies: history, theory, practice (based at the University of Brighton)

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 research proposals that consider archive history, theory and practice from a broad spectrum of associated fields. We are particularly interested in proposals that: engage with the role of the archive in understanding the relationship between the past and the future; the dynamic between the archivist, the document, the repository and the user; online environments and digital curation. Home to the Design Archives and Screen Archives South East, the University welcomes proposals from students across a range of disciplines including archive and museum studies, the arts, history and cultural studies. 

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The studentship is three years full-time in duration (five years part-time), and will pay your fees and provide a stipend. Rates for 2013/14 have not yet been set by the AHRC but last year the figure was £13,590 per annum (pro-rata for part-time). This award starts on 1st October 2013.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 28th March, 4pm, 2013

Interviews to take place in mid-late April 2013

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