Funding Opportunity: PhD and MPhil Scholarships, University of East Anglia
The School of World Art Studies and Museology is pleased to announce up to Fourteen (14) Studentships for PhD and MPhil research degrees, for study from September 2012.
These scholarships are funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom (AHRC), the School, and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of East Anglia. They cover fees (at the home student rate) and, for UK residents, a maintenance grant. The closing date for applications is 1 March 2012.
The School of World Art Studies and Museology is one of the most innovative places in the United Kingdom to study art history, archaeology, anthropology, cultural heritage, and museum studies. Its staff members are researchers with established reputations who produce some of the most cutting-edge and internationally-recognised research in the discipline – as proven by the School’s ranking in the latest RAE, which rated the School first for internationally-recognised work, and joint third overall. The School is located in the Norman Foster-designed Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, with dedicated work and communal space for postgraduates overlooking the renowned Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection of art from around the world.
Academic staff invite expressions of interest according to their specializations:
- Dr Joanne Clarke - All areas of archaeological and material culture studies.
- Dr Ferdinand de Jong - All areas of traditional and contemporary African art; public art and memory; heritage and material culture; cities and their imagination.
- Dr Simon Dell - The relationship between art and historical process in the twentieth century, with particular reference to interwar Europe and to shifts in art practice after 1960.
- Prof. Sandy (T. A.) Heslop - All aspects of medieval art and architecture.
- Prof. John Mack - All areas of African art and anthropology, and topics related to museums and cultural heritage.
- Mr John Mitchell - All areas of late antique and early medieval art and architecture in the European and wider Mediterranean theatre.
- Dr Sarah Monks - All areas of British art of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries; European art and issues of imperialism, cosmopolitanism, globalisation and localisation.
- Prof. David Peters Corbett - British and American art of the late 19th and 20th centuries.
- Dr Christina Riggs - All areas of ancient Egyptian art and archaeology, including topics related to histories of disciplines, collecting, museums, and museum practice.
- Dr Dan Rycroft - The fields of visual anthropology, indigenous studies, cultural heritage, postcolonialism, and the arts and cultures of South Asia.
- Dr Margit Thofner - The arts of the Reformation; early modern print culture.
Contact the Research Director, Prof. Sandy Heslop, at email@example.com if you have questions about funding, supervision, or the application procedure.