Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


29 February 2020

Fully Funded PhD: Creating the first Europeans. Tracing the development of Sir Arthur Evans’ vision of Minoan civilisation through documents and objects

Deadline: 30 March 2020

The University of Bristol (School of Humanities, Department of Classics and Ancient History) and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford (Department of Antiquities), are pleased to announce a fully funded doctoral grant from October 2020 to conduct research on the Sir Arthur Evans Archive and related Aegean Bronze Age collections in the Ashmolean Museum.

This doctoral training grant is funded through the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme see Collaboration between a Higher Education Institution and a museum, library, archive, or heritage organisation is the essential feature of these doctoral training grants. The doctoral training grant is fully funded subject to residency rules: see below.

This studentship is funded for 3 years and 9 months (45 months) full-time or part-time equivalent. The studentship has the possibility of being extended for 3 months to provide further professional development opportunities, or up to 3 months of funding be used to pay for the costs the student might incur in taking up professional development opportunities. These doctoral training grants are covered by standard AHRC eligibility, rules, and guidance for research students who they fund and support.

This project will be supervised by Professor Nicoletta Momigliano and Dr Shelley Hales, University of Bristol and Dr Andrew Shapland and Dr Eleanor Standley, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. The student will be expected to spend time at both the University of Bristol and the Ashmolean Museum, as well as becoming part of the wider cohort of CDP funded students across the UK.

The successful candidate will commence their PhD in October 2020. They will hold their doctoral training grant in the department of Classics and Ancient History, School of Humanities, University of Bristol and will work in partnership with the Department of Antiquities of the Ashmolean Museum. The doctoral training grant is available on either a full-time or part-time basis.

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