AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship: “Material Cultures of Refuge in Lebanon” / University College London, The Institute for Global Prosperity — LIMITE : 17/05/2019

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship – Material Cultures of Refuge in Lebanon – Ref:1799029

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The Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London and the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University Museums are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded three-year (or five year as part time) doctoral grant from October 2019 to develop a new cross-disciplinary approach to understanding the material culture of forced migration. The PhD student will research the materiality of contemporary Syrian refuge in Lebanon, while contributing to an emerging collection in the Pitt Rivers museum that seeks to contribute to an archaeology of the present.

This studentship is funded through the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) scheme. The essential feature of these studentships is the collaboration between a Higher Education Institution and a museum, library, archive, or heritage organisation. The studentship is a fully funded AHRC research studentship covering three years of tuition fees for UK and EU residents, as well as maintenance (living costs) for UK residents only. Additional funds available to support some research costs include the option to apply for additional ‘student development funding’ which covers up to six months extension of the studentship, or use of the equivalent funding for training, work placements and other development opportunities. As part of a cohort of CDP-funded students, the PhD candidate will be invited take part in numerous  fully-funded Cohort Development events across the UK and apply for funding for student-led events, including seminar, skills workshops, exhibitions. These studentships are covered by standard AHRC eligibility, rules, and guidance for research students who they fund and support.

The successful candidate will commence their PhD in October 2019. They will hold their studentship at the Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL, and will work in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University Museums. The PhD will be jointly supervised by Dr Matthew Davies and Dr Hanna Baumann at UCL as well as Prof Dan Hicks at the Pitt Rivers Museum and Dr Letty ten Harkel at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. The student will be expected to spend time at both institutions, as well as becoming part of the wider cohort of CDP-funded students across the UK.

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