[Humanist] 26.58 studentship in visual anthropology at Oxford

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 58.
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        Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:46:14 +0100
        From: David Zeitlyn <david.zeitlyn at anthro.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Fully funded AHRC 3-year Studentship in visual anthropology at Oxford

Following the award of an AHRC collaborative studentship to Professor
David Zeitlyn (ISCA) and Dr Chris Morton (Pitt Rivers Museum) for
'Photographic cultures in Mbouda, Cameroon' in conjunction with the
British Library, a 3-year fully funded AHRC studentship will be
available to the best-qualified candidate. The successful candidate will
be expected to carry out research for a doctorate in anthropology on
visual cultures in Mbouda, west Cameroon, supervised by Professor David
Zeitlyn, Dr Chris Morton (Oxford) and Dr Marion Wallace (British
Library), with support from Lynda Barraclough (BL/Endangered Archives
Programme). The student will undertake fieldwork in West Cameroon.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate an interest in the study of
photography and a commitment to ethnographic fieldwork in Cameroon. They
should have a good Master?s degree and/or first degree in anthropology,
museum studies or African studies. Some proficiency in French would be

A summary of the project is available from

Applicants must follow the usual application rules for admission as a
Probationer Research Student (see

Applicants are bound by AHRC eligibility criteria: only EU
citizens can be given awards and for a full award UK residency is
required. Please see the Humanities Division and AHRC pages for detailed
guidance on this.


The deadline for applications is 1 July 2012 and candidates should be 
ready to be called for interview for the studentship on 25th July 2012 at the 
British Library in London. It is expected that the successful candidate will 
take up the position in October 2012.

Further enquiries about the position may be directed to
david.zeitlyn at anthro.ox.ac.uk

David Zeitlyn,
Professor of Social Anthropology (research)
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology,
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,
51 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PF, UK
Google Scholar profile including h-index:

Oxford's open online anthropology journal: JASO online.

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