Fully funded AHRC 3-year Studentship in visual anthropology at Oxford

AHRC 3-year DPhil collaborative studentship to be held in the
University of Oxford
(in collaboration with the Royal Anthropological Institute )
Following the award of an AHRC collaborative studentship to Professor David Zeitlyn (ISCA) and Dr Chris Morton (Pitt Rivers Museum) for ‘Responses to archival images in UK and Nigeria’, a 3-year fully funded AHRC studentship will be available to the best-qualified candidate. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research for a doctorate in anthropology on the reception of images from the RAI archive in Nigeria and in the Nigerian diaspora in the UK, supervised jointly by Professor David Zeitlyn and Dr Chris Morton. The student will scan and prepare an exhibition of early photographs from the RAI archives and then study its reception in UK and Nigeria. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an interest in the study of photography and a commitment to ethnographic fieldwork in Nigeria and the UK. They should have a good Master’s degree and/or first degree in anthropology, Museum Studies or African Studies.
Applications should consist of a statement of the candidate’s research interests (2-3 pages); at least one example of written work; a c.v.; and two references. Candidates should also simultaneously submit an application to the relevant department for admission as a PRS student (see departmental websites for details on how to do this). Applicants are bound by AHRC eligibility criteria: only EU citizens can be given awards and for a full award UK residency is required. Please see the Humanities Division and AHRC pages for detailed guidance on this.
The deadline for applications will be 1 July 2011 and candidates should be ready to be called for interview for the studentship on 15th July 2011 at the RAI offices in London. It is expected that the successful candidate will take up the position in October 2011.
For admission to the university applicants need three academic references and two pieces of written work. However, we will make our decision on who will get the studentship on a subset of this namely: 2 references and 1 piece of work.
Applicants should add a cover note to applications explaining which referees and which piece of work you want the studentship committee to consider
for more information
Best wishes
David Zeitlyn,
Professor of Social Anthropology (research)
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology,
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,
51 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PF, UK