AHRC Collaborative Award. Literary Mapping: Dickens and the Dynamics of Place

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship: Literary Mapping: Dickens and the Dynamics of Place
King’s College London’s Department of English Language and Literature, together with the Museum of London
Deadline: Friday 1st July 2011

To mark the bicentenary of Dickens’s birth in 2012, a major exhibition will run at the Museum from December 2011-June 2012. Applications are sought for a three-year AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award to enable a PhD about place and the work of Charles Dickens using the exhibition and the collections in the Museum of London. (See http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Collections-Research/Collections-online/) The award holder will be enrolled in King’s College London’s MPhil. programme, supervised by Professor Clare Pettitt, and will be eligible to upgrade to a PhD after the first year of the award. The award holder will conduct research at the Museum of London under the supervision of Alex Werner, Head of History Collections. As such the award holder will be granted free access to the museum collections; opportunities to present research informally, at seminars, and to the general public; and close contact with the research-active community at the Museum. It is expected, also, that the award holder will work alongside staff from King’s and the Museum of London in preparing a Dickens Walk app.

Broadly, eligible graduates are expected to have been resident in the UK for the last three years and have ‘settled’ status. However, for full details of eligibility please see http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf

Please note students who have already commenced PhD research are ineligible for this award.

Applicants are asked to supply:

  • curriculum vitae, including contact details
  • academic transcript
  • two academic references (these can be emailed separately to clare.pettitt@kcl.ac.uk)
  • proposal for doctoral project
  • a sample of academic writing not exceeding 8,000 words
  • The proposal should not exceed 1000 words (see ‘More information’ below).

    Please send applications to:
    Prof. Clare Pettitt
    Dept. of English
    Kings College London
    The Strand
    London WC2R 2LS.

    Closing date: Friday 1 July 2011
    Those selected for interview will be informed by email by Monday 11th July 2011.
    Interviews will be held in London on Tuesday 19th July 2011.

    More information
    More details of the scope of this collaboration between King’s College London and the Museum of London are available which may assist with the formulation of your proposal. Please feel welcome to contact Prof. Pettitt for more information.

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 21


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