PhD studentship: Photography, Community and Memory with Belfast Exposed

PhD studentship: Photography, Community and Memory with Belfast Exposed

PHOTOGRAPHY, COMMUNITY AND MEMORY IN THE BELFAST EXPOSED COLLECTION – AHRC COLLABORATIVE PHD STUDENTSHIP AWARD

Birmingham City University and Belfast Exposed are pleased to announce the availability of an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award for an October 2011 start.

Based on the community photography archive established at Belfast Exposed in the early 1980s, this project has the following aims: to understand how the collection has developed in a changing social, cultural and political context, to explore the contemporary cultural value of the collection for communities and audiences in Belfast and beyond; to situate the work in the context of changing understandings and uses of photography, specifically in its relation to community memory and history; and to inform the partner organisation’s strategies for the presentation and display of images from the historical collection for contemporary audiences. The project will be jointly supervised by Darren Newbury, Professor of Photography at Birmingham City University, and Pauline Hadaway, Director of Belfast Exposed.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates with a background in photography, visual and/or community arts, visual anthropology/sociology, cultural studies or a related area.

For further information about eligibility and the application process please visit: http://www.biad.bcu.ac.uk/research/site/belfastexposed.php

Further details on the Belfast Exposed collection can be found at: http://www.belfastexposed.org/archive/index.php

Collaborative Doctoral Awards provide support for three years of full-time study leading to a doctoral degree. A full award includes tuition fees and a maintenance grant. The maintenance grant will meet the National Minimum Doctoral Stipend level set by the UK Research Councils. The full-time maintenance stipend level for 2010/11 for Doctoral Awards was £13,590 p.a.

Enquiries should be directed to darren.newbury@bcu.ac.uk.

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