Techne Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) studentship
Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year PhD, funded through the Techne DTP, to be jointly hosted by the Black Country Visual Arts (BCVA) and the Centre for Design History at the University of Brighton. The project offers an exciting opportunity for a student to study British South Asian heritage in relation to factory work. The BCVA digital archive is comprised of 2000 photographs, featuring street life, fashion and domestic material culture (1960s–Present), 36 photographs of Punjabi factory workers (1992) and is ever-expanding. Using archival research, oral history interviews and object analysis as key methods, the project will help shape understandings of the ways in which the material environments of the home and factory and preservation of tangible and intangible heritage, enabled the South Asian community in the Black Country to inhabit the diasporic space.
The studentship start date is October 2021.
About AHRC-funded technē studentships
Techne is a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to create a new model for collaborative research skills training for research students across nine higher education institutions in London and the South East (Royal Holloway; Brunel University; University of Brighton; Kingston University; Loughborough University, London; Roehampton University; University of Surrey; University of the Arts London; and University of Westminster). Technē’s vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life.
Techne's vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life. Fully-funded studentships (stipend and fee waiver) will be awarded by technē to the best students put forward by its member universities. Successful applicants will benefit from a rich and diverse training programme with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education; and will be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the partnership. The techne training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by 13 partner organisations, including the Barbican, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and the Science Museum.