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PhD studentship: Examining the meanings of an apartheid-era collection of photographs / deadline 12 April 2021

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD jointly hosted by the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford and University of Brighton. The project will examine the ways in which a collection of apartheid-era photographs from South Africa held at the Pitt Rivers Museum, can be of value to South African and British audiences today. The photographs, taken by Bryan Heseltine and his aunt Irene Heseltine in the 1940s and early 1950s, are of particular importance to the visual history of South Africa. The research will establish a comprehensive digital research catalogue for the collections and use this as the basis for fieldwork in South Africa. Fieldwork will consist of local exhibitions, reception analysis, interviews, and historical research, to critically examine the range of meanings and uses for such historical imagery in the region.

Other lives of the image: examining the meanings of an apartheid-era collection of photographs in South Africa today
The studentship start date is 1 October 2021.
The deadline for applications is: Monday 26 April 2021 (16.00)
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Comment by Nicola Mayer on March 22, 2021 at 13:24

Thanks Michael! 

Comment by Michael Pritchard on March 22, 2021 at 13:15

There is a temporary delay to the project but contact Darren directly. The link will be updated when available. 

Comment by Nicola Mayer on March 22, 2021 at 11:46

Hi - where can I find out more about this? It doesn't seem to be on the GLAM CDP website..

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