[Humanist] 24.532 PhD studentships at King's College London

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Mon Nov 29 12:19:57 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 532.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:15:21 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: PhD studentships at King's College London

This is to announce PhD studentships in all areas of linguistics 
supervised at King's College London -- including those involving digital 
humanities, through collaboration between the Centre for Language 
Discourse & Communication (LDC) and the Centre for Computing in the 
Humanities (CCH). Please note that CCH has strong collaborative 
arrangements for doctoral supervision with all departments of Arts & 
Humanities at King's. Hence applications for linguistics-related work in 
any of the subject areas of these departments are welcome. More about 
LDC and CCH is given at the end of this message.

Deadline for application: 1 February 2011.


Applicants should have very good qualifications and a clear research 
idea. (Potential applicants outside the U.K. should note that the PhD in 
this country is a research-only degree, though doctoral training courses 
are offered.) 

To apply follow these steps:

1) Identify a potential supervisor, referring to our webpages at 

2) Email the person you have identified, providing information about 
your background, qualifications and a draft research proposal (if you 
are unsure of who to contact, please send the material to ldc at kcl.ac.uk 
or ben.rampton at kcl.ac.uk (inserting ‘Studentships’ in the Subject)).

3) If your potential supervisor encourages you, choose which 
studentship(s) you want to apply for, consulting the information at 
www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/funding/database/ and checking your eligibility 
very carefully.   The possibilities include:

* Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Studentship (deadline: 1 
February 2011)  - 
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources/ahrc.aspx.  This covers 
research on linguistic structure, history, theory and description, 
including stylistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, corpus studies, 
translation, and some areas of applied linguistics.

* Graduate School Studentships (deadline: 1 February 2011) 
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources/gradsch.aspx.  These 
covers all areas of linguistics supervised at King’s.

4)  Start working on the studentship application forms well before the 
deadline. Your potential supervisor can discuss your proposal with you, 
but she/he will need the time to do so.  You will also need to contact 
your referees to ensure that you have their references in time.

If you need further assistance, contact

ldc at kcl.ac.uk
Professor Ben Rampton (ben.rampton at kcl.ac.uk),
inserting ‘Studentships’ in the message Subject.


The Centre for Language Discourse & Communication 
(www.kcl.ac.uk/projects/ldc/) is recognised by the Economic and Social 
Research Council (ESRC, UK) for its research training. LDC works across 
departments, offering supervision in text, discourse & narrative 
analysis, social pragmatics, linguistic ethnography, sociolinguistics, 
psycholinguistics, applied, educational, historical, cognitive and 
corpus linguistics.

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities 
(www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/cch) is an international leader 
in the application of technology in research in the arts and humanities, 
and in the social sciences. It is in the School of Arts and Humanities, 
and operates on a collaborative basis across disciplinary, institutional 
and national boundaries. It has collaborative relationships across 
King’s College and with a large number of institutions and bodies in the 
UK and internationally. CCH is involved in more than 30 major research 
projects, with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council 
(AHRC), the Leverhulme Trust and the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. Its PhD 
programme was inaugurated in 2005 and now has 10 students working in 
areas of history (19-20C British; early modern Portuguese, Byzantine), 
translation studies, geography, classics (with computational 
linguistics; textual editing), authorship attribution and musicology.

Professor Willard McCarty /
Centre for Computing in the Humanities /
King's College London (staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk) /
Centre for Cultural Research /
University of Western Sydney (tinyurl.com/wm-ccr).
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.isr-journal.org) /
Editor, Humanist (www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/).

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