Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The University of Newcastle in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum if offering a doctoral project which will research new ways of curating and interpreting institutional historic photographic collections in the digital realm. The project aims to explore how digital and transmedial interpretation and contextualisation approaches can bring to life an institutional historic photographic collection; and provide an innovative platform for engagement with a variety of audiences.
Key areas of research include:
The Victoria and Albert Museum’s Broomfield archive provides an ideal locus for this research, containing around 30,000 negatives of various formats, contact prints, press cuttings, exhibition prints and works order ledgers, documenting a pivotal period in post-war British industry from the 1950s to 1970s. A life story interview with the photographer is also included in the collection.
The successful candidate will have a large degree of freedom in developing their project, but it is envisaged that this PhD will undertake theoretical and empirical action research with a variety of stakeholders to:
Student Development Funding (equivalent to an additional 6 months of funding) is available to cover further training and skills development opportunities that are agreed as part of the PhD programme.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme.
Name of supervisor(s)
Mr Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs, Word and Image, Victoria and Albert Museum
The studentship is open to UK and EU applicants.
Applicants must have:
Applicants with experience in working with cultural collections and/or designing and developing digital projects in the cultural sector are encouraged to apply.
For the AHRC’s eligibility criteria, please see: www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/grantstcs/.
How to apply
Please complete the University’s online postgraduate application form:
Your application must include:
See more and apply here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AVG260/ahrc-collaborative-phd-studentship...
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