[Humanist] 27.832 PhD studentships in art & design; postdocs in life-writing

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Fri Feb 28 07:57:01 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 832.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (17)
        Subject: Postdocs Ego-media ERC project

  [2]   From:    Beryl Graham <beryl.graham at sunderland.ac.uk>              (30)
        Subject: AHRC-Funded PhD studentships

        Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:18:37 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Postdocs Ego-media ERC project

Dear All,

We are finally in a position to advertise the two postdoc positions for this project. I'd be very grateful if you could alert any likely candidates to the announcement below.

With many thanks,

Max Saunders
Director, Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Professor of English and Co-Director, Centre for Life-Writing Research
King’s College London
Room 6.40
Virginia Woolf Building
22 Kingsway
London WC2B 6NR

King’s College London is advertising two postdoctoral positions (of 3 years and 5 years) to work on a new collaborative research project in Life Writing and digital media funded by the European Research Council. It is called ‘Ego-media: The impact of new media on forms and practices of self-presentation’, and is being led by Professor Max Saunders, the Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute. He will be joined by his Co-Director of the Centre for Life-Writing Research, Professor Clare Brant, and two other King’s academics: Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Professor of Discourse Analysis & Sociolinguistics om the Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication, and Professor Leone Ridsdale, from the Institute of Psychiatry. The project’s steering group also includes colleagues from Culture Media and Creative Industries, Digital Humanities, French, Medical Humanities, Medical Sociology, War Studies, and Education.

It aims to study the impact of new media on autobiographical narratives: an impact increasing as habits and practices of self-presentation evolve rapidly in response to constantly fast-changing technology. It will consider the implications of these new forms and practices for such notions as autobiography, selfhood, subjectivity, individuality, self-intelligibility, agency, creativity, privacy, and sociability.

The closing date for applications is the 11th March. For further details of how to apply please see:



        Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:13:41 +0000
        From: Beryl Graham <beryl.graham at sunderland.ac.uk>
        Subject: AHRC-Funded PhD studentships

Dear Mailing List,

A rare opportunity for a funded PhD studentship with CRUMB or/and Design. Previous applicants are very welcome to apply.

Please distribute.

Details now available at http://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/cdt/

Northumbria-Sunderland AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Art and Design
invites high-quality applications for AHRC-funded studentships starting in October 2014, for PhD study in or across our Art and Design research groups.We welcome applications in: Design; Fine Art; Applied Arts, Glass and Ceramics; Digital Art, Curating; Visual and Material Culture; and History of Art.

Application deadline - Monday 28th April, 12pm. Interviews - Monday 12 May and Wednesday 14 May, 2014.

Before applying for an AHRC studentship, you should make preliminary enquiries with our subject specialists listed below to assess whether your area of research interest can be supervised and supported within the Northumbria-Sunderland CDT.

You might be particularly interested in:
Digital Art / Curation: Professor Beryl Graham  <http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/research/areasofresearch/creativeandculturalpracticesbeacon/ahrcstudentships-digitalart/>
Design (Sunderland): Professor Beryl Graham  <http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/research/areasofresearch/creativeandculturalpracticesbeacon/ahrcstudentships-design/>


What's different this year?

1. The UK/EU residency rules have become more open - see AHRC's Student Funding Guide pages 92 – 98)

. There are now Design studentships available as well as Curating New Media Art, so those interested in curating design, or open source or generative software design, might also be tempted to apply.

Do feel free to chat informally with me about this if you are interested.




Beryl Graham, Professor of New Media Art http://www.crumbweb.org
Research Student Manager, Art and Design
MA Curating Course Leader http://www.macurating.net
Faculty of Arts, Design, and Media, University of Sunderland The David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter's Way, Sunderland, SR6 0DD
Tel: +44 191 515 2896

Recent books:
New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences Ashgate
Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media MIT Press
A Brief History of Curating New Media Art The Green Box

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