Oxford University Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) are delighted to announce three new studentship opportunities for 2021 in partnership with University of Brighton, University of Exeter and University of Leeds. Full details of the studentships on offer will be included below (will be updated).
The studentships are funded for 3 years and 9 months (45 months) full-time or part-time equivalent. The studentship has the possibility of being extended for 3 months to more provide professional development opportunities, or up to 3 months of funding be used to pay for the costs the student might incur in taking up professional development opportunities.
For general enquiries about Oxford University GLAM Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships please contact Dr Harriet Warburton, GLAM Research and Impact Manager, at email@example.com. For enquiries about specific projects please contact the project supervisors as detailed.
Other lives of the image: examining the meanings of an apartheid-era collection of photographs in South Africa today
The University of Brighton and the Pitt Rivers Museum (PRM) are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded doctoral grant from October 2021. The project will examine the ways in which a collection of apartheid-era photographs from South Africa held at the Pitt Rivers Museum, can be of value to South African and British audiences today. The photographs, taken by Bryan Heseltine and his aunt Irene Heseltine in the 1940s and early 1950s, are of particular importance to the visual history of South Africa. The research will establish a comprehensive digital research catalogue for the collections and use this as the basis for fieldwork in South Africa. Fieldwork will consist of local exhibitions, reception analysis, interviews, and historical research, to critically examine the range of meanings and uses for such historical imagery in the region.
The studentship start date is 1 October 2021 and will be jointly supervised between Professor Darren Newbury (Brighton) and Dr Chris Morton (PRM).
For full details of the studentship, including further particulars and how to apply, please follow the link to the advert on the University of Brighton website here.
Informal enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Professor Darren Newbury at D.M.Newbury@brighton.ac.uk
Application deadline: Monday 26 April 2021, 16.00 (BST)
Interview date: Friday 7 May 2021
Decolonizing Collections: Investigating Knowledge Formation Networks in Colonial India with specific reference to Numismatics
The University of Exeter and Ashmolean Museum are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded doctoral grant from October 2021. The project will study the history of four collections of Indian coins, currently held in major museums of the UK, including the Ashmolean, the British Museum and the Fitzwilliam. The aim of the project is to uncover the role of indigenous Indian scholars and collectors in creating the collections, and in producing expert knowledge about the Indian past on their basis.
The studentship start date is 1 October 2021 and will be jointly supervised between Professor Nandini Chatterjee (Exeter) and Dr Shailen Bhandare (Ashmolean).
For full details of the studentship, including further particulars and how to apply, please follow the link to the advert on the University of Exeter website here.
Informal enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Professor Nandini Chatterjee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: 4 May 2021
Interviews will be held remotely in the week commencing 17 May 2021
Coming Out of the Shadows: Women and Geology in Oxford, 1813-1914
The University of Leeds and Oxford University Museum of Natural History (MNH) are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded doctoral grant from October 2021. In 2019, the University of Oxford appointed its first female Professor of Geology, but women have been involved in geological researches at Oxford for more than two centuries. During the early years of the professorship, William Buckland's teaching and curation depended to a significant extent on the work of his wife Mary, and the invisible labour of women continued to be important after the building of the University Museum. This project explores the shifting activity of women in Oxford geology as a means of charting the changing opportunities and roles for women in science in Britain across the long nineteenth century. The project draws on the manuscript and object collections of OUMNH both to recover the often hidden work of women in collecting, curating, and drawing specimens, and to contextualize emerging, more publicly visible, forms of work in describing, theorizing, and writing.
The studentship start date is 1 October 2021 and will be jointly supervised between Dr Jon Topham (Leeds) and Eliza Howlett (MNH).
For full details of the studentship, including further particulars and how to apply, please follow the link to the advert on the University of Leeds website here.
Informal enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Professor Jon Topham at email@example.com
Application deadline: 10 May 2021, 17:00 (BST)
Interview date: 21 May 2021