The seventh round of Oxford University Gardens, Libraries and Museums Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships will begin in October 2022, in partnership with University College London (UCL) and the University of Kent.
For both studentships people from under-represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply and interviews will be guaranteed to applicants from specified ethnic backgrounds who meet the essential eligibility criteria; see each advert for further details.
Centring the marginal: Western medieval manuscript fragments in the Bodleian Library
The University of Kent and the Bodleian Libraries are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded doctoral grant from October 2022. The project will enable a student to champion the broadening of Western manuscript studies through research on overlooked fragments. The successful applicant will have autonomy to shape the project based on their interests and will divide their time between the two institutions, receiving advanced research training and benefiting from experience in a special collections library.
This studentship will begin on 1 October 2022 and will be jointly supervised by Dr David Rundle, University of Kent, and Dr Matthew Holford, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford.
For full details of the studentship, including further particulars and how to apply, please follow the link to the advert on the University of Kent website.
In preparing your application and proposal, you are encouraged to contact the supervisor at Kent, Dr David Rundle (D.G.Rundle@kent.ac.uk), who would be very glad to communicate with prospective applicants by email, telephone, or Skype/Zoom.
Application deadline: 26 May 2022, 5pm BST
Interview date: it is anticipated that interviews will take place online on 13 June 2022
Decolonizing Collections: The Reception and Consumption of Classical casts in pedagogy in the British Empire
University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded doctoral grant from October 2022. The project aims at providing for the first time an important and much-needed historical insight into the import, dissemination, and role of plaster casts from the antique, as teaching materials and means of faithful representations of absent classical works, in pedagogic collections and visual displays of the Indian subcontinent.
This studentship will begin on 1 October 2022 and will be jointly supervised by Professor Phiroze Vasunia, UCL, and Dr Milena Melfi, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.
For full details of the studentship, including further particulars and how to apply, please follow the link to the advert on the UCL website.
For informal enquiries relating to the doctoral training grant, please contact Professor Phiroze
Application deadline: 25 May 2022, 5pm BST
Interview date: it is anticipated that interviews will take place in the week of 6 June 2022.