PhD Studentship: Auditory histories of Occupation in Twentieth-Century Asia

The Department of History at the University of Nottingham invites applications from suitably-qualified candidates for a full-time studentship in Auditory Histories of Occupation in Twentieth-Century Asia. The studentship is offered through the project, Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth-Century Asia, led by Dr Jeremy Taylor. The successful candidate will develop an auditory or sonic history study of foreign occupation in twentieth-century East and/or Southeast Asia.

This studentship fits within COTCA’s Stream 2: 'Soundscapes of Occupation in Twentieth-Century Asia'. The precise choice of research topic will lie with the student in consultation with supervisors, but it must employ an 'auditory history' approach to analyse the impact of foreign occupation on cultural expression in 20th-century East and/or Southeast Asia. It might be a specific study of occupation in an individual society, or it might be comparative or regional in focus.

Integral to the COTCA Project is a Digital Archive. The successful candidate will contribute to building this, in conjunction with Dr Taylor, and IT specialists.

Tenable: 3 years from 1.10.17, subject to satisfactory progress review. Annual stipend matching RCUK rates (£14,210 p.a. in 2016-17, updated annually), plus an overseas fieldwork allowance of £1,350. Plus fee waiver for Home/EU fees.

Please apply via University of Nottingham PhD applications. Include a personal statement (2,000 characters) and a research proposal (2,000 characters) on how the PhD will address COTCA’s aims and objectives. Please enter 'COTCA studentship' as the source of funding, and Dr Jeremy Taylor as potential supervisor. Your two references must address the applicant's suitability for a place on the course, and their suitability for the studentship.

You must be holding the offer of a place on the course before you will be considered for funding. Please complete the online application asap.

Deadline: 16:00 (UK time) on 31 March 2017.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Jeremy.taylor@nottingham.ac.uk

Published on: 
9 Jan 2017