[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
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)
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
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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