At Home in Coventry 1945-1975
Eligibility: UK/EU graduates with the required entry requirements
Award Details: Bursary plus tuition fees (UK/EU)
Duration: Full-Time – between three and three and a half years fixed term
Application deadline: Noon on Monday 14th January 2019
Interview dates: TBC
Start date: September 2019
Informal enquiries are essential before application; contact Dr Imogen Racz to discuss this opportunity.
Coventry University is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship.
Coventry University has been voted ‘Modern University of the Year’ three times running by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide. Ranked in the UK’s top 15 (Guardian University Guide), we have a global reputation for high quality teaching and research with impact. Almost two-thirds (61%) of our research was judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
This PhD is a collaborative project between the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum https://www.theherbert.org/ and the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Coventry University. It will explore the notion of what a home meant to the diverse populations within Coventry in the immediate post-war period. Choosing from the extensive collection of art, artefacts, photographs, and archives that are held by the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, the research will combine art and/or design research with social and cultural history.
The research will culminate in a thesis, but as part of the PhD, regular dissemination events will be organised. The student will organise an online presence, a small display and talks at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, and will present papers, leading to publications at national and international conferences.
In the immediate post-war period, with the destruction of so much of the city, the rebuilding of homes and the influx of different ethnic groups meant that the making of a home gained special importance. With Coventry being UK’s City of Culture 2021, the international spotlight will be on Coventry and it’s frequently overlooked cultural history.
- This PhD is fully funded as part of the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C)
- UK/EU fee plus stipend
- The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal and professional skills.
- All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.
- A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the project element or equivalent with a minimum 60% overall module average.
the potential to engage in innovative research and to complete the PhD within a 3.5 years
- a minimum of English language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)
For further details see: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/making-an-application/
- The ideal candidate should have the willingness and ability to engage with and contribute to the faculty research centre - Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities - and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Eligibility & Application Procedure
All UK/EU students are eligible to apply that meet the academic requirements, the eligibility criteria can be found making an application page.