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Documentary Practice and the Creation of Contemporary Scottish Identities (PHDCCI004)
Representations of Scotland on film are well documented most especially research relating to the romantic and fictionalised representations by both Hollywood and UK based filmmakers. Less well explored is the role of more contemporary documentary representations of Scotland for both broadcast and theatrical release. Whilst not always addressing the thematic of identity directly such representation nevertheless informs various audience, publics’ and creative understandings of identity as variously self, community, and nation.
This research proposes to critically explore such documentary representations through practice and to invite the successful candidate to contribute to existing representations through the creation of their own documentary project. Through this practice-based approach the candidate will combine practice, critical reflection and an engagement with existing literature with a view to making a significant research contribution to a developing field of cultural studies and critical practice.
UWS is an inspiring, vibrant place to study with a growing research community; an important aspect of which is its outstanding and committed research students.
Successful candidates will receive a £13, 863 annual stipend payable for three years and payment of tuition fees (current value £3900).
This studentship is open to Home/EU candidates with a first degree in a relevant discipline. Non-EU students can apply, but will not receive the stipend and will be required to pay fees.
The deadline date for applications is 16th May 2014. Candidates must be available to commence their studies in October 2014.
How to apply:
Postgraduate Degree by Research Applications should be completed online at http://www.uws.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-study/
Applications without all relevant documents will not be considered. Please quote the Project Reference Number.
Should you have any queries please contact the Innovation & Research Office on + 44 (0)141 848 3919 or email PGR@uws.ac.uk
The deadline date for applications is 16th May 2014. All interviews will take place between 26th May and 6th June 2014.
Please note that this project is part of a competitive round and there is no guarantee that it will be awarded.
Professor Nick Higgins
Director of the Creative Media Academy
School of Creative and Cultural Industries
Faculty of Business and Creative Industries
University of the West of Scotland
Ayr, Paisley, Glasgow
The Institute of Media and Journalism (IMeG), Faculty of Communication Sciences at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI-Lugano), Switzerland, invites applications for a research assistant and a Ph.D. student position in the area of media and telecommunications history.
We offer an opportunity to work on a research project (founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation) on the origins of radiotelegraphy at European level. This projects aims to study the political, economic, and social construction of European wireless from the first international conference in which radiotelegraphy was considered (Berlin 1903) to the first in which radio broadcasting was definitely regulated (Washington 1927). A detailed description of the project proposal can be found here.
We are particularly interested in candidates with an interdisciplinary approach, that can combine different fields of research and possess a master degree in media studies, communication sciences, history, international relations, or geography. Fluency in written and spoken English is a must as well as basic knowledge of French and German.
The position is fully funded for a minimum of three years (contingent on satisfactory progress). During this period the appointee will undertake his/her doctoral studies and will have the possibility to interact with people within the Institute of Media and Journalism studying different fields of media research, from politics to economics, to consumption. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to join an international network of scholars in the field and to become a credible member of the university‘s community. The research activities will be carried out in different European archives, but the candidate should take residence in Lugano, Switzerland.
Please send your application, incl. detailed CV (with 2 references), university grade transcripts, and a letter of interest electronically to Gabriele Balbi, email@example.com
The call is open until the position is filled, but envisaged to be appointed as soon as possible (the project will start in September 2014 and so applications will be considered from now to late June-early July 2014).