Funded AHRC Techne PhD studentships in Screen Studies

The Screen Studies Research and Enterprise Group in the School of Media is currently inviting applications for fully-funded doctoral studentships to join our PhD programme at the University of Brighton through the AHRC-funded techne consortia (UK applicants only). AHRC techne covers a broad range of arts, humanities and social science disciplines, and encourages interdisciplinary research. The expertise of the Screen Studies Research and Enterprise Group (SSREG) revolves around the collective term  screen , encompassing and consolidating histories of technologies, texts and cultures, from the magic lantern to film, video, television and digital media. Reflective of the range of media, theories and cultures circulating the screen, ours is a necessarily interdisciplinary collective with expertise encompassing histories and archiving, politics of identities and representation, literature and genre studies, digital gaming and portable media.

Although not restricted to, we welcome proposals that relate to the collection of Screen Archive South East and address one or more of the following areas:

  • histories of the magic lantern (both production and exhibition)
  • the rise of the amateur and community film cultures in the 1930s
  • non-professional and professional film culture in Britain during the Second World War
  • the cine-geographies and cine-cultures of the South East

Potential applicants are advised to identify a potential supervisor to work with in formulating their application, and to ensure that the  fit  between the proposed project and the research context and environment at the University of Brighton is clearly articulated. Enquiries can be made to Director of SSREG, Dr Ewan Kirkland ( who can also help you identify a potential supervisor.

Published on: 
2 Jan 2019