RCUK Academic Fellowships/Lectureships
Culture, Cohesion and Conflict - 3 posts
Faculty of Humanities
The University of Manchester has been awarded 13 Academic Fellowships by
RCUK that will permit the progress of exceptional researchers to permanent
academic positions and will involve working with world class scholars on
projects at the forefront of research. We seek candidates who share our
ambitious vision and passion for discovery.
Closing date: 13/10/2006
As part of a major initiative to establish the Faculty of Humanities as a
world leading centre in the study of culture, identities and change, one
Fellow will be appointed to work in each of the following areas:
- Conflict and War: The fellow will work on the memorialisation and
cultural aspects of war, addressing issues such as the role of the public
intellectual in understanding and communicating issues around armed
conflict; the aftermath of war, including issues of retribution and
punishment, reconciliation and peacemaking, as well as aid and
reconstruction to war-damaged societies.
- Migration and Diaspora: The fellow will examine the significance of
diaspora cultures. Interests include how identity formation is related to
diaspora; how material culture sustain novel forms of social cohesion;
what is the translatability of language and culture in different parts of
the world; how are articulations of diasporic identities transforming
national culture from within?
- Media and Community: The Fellow will pursue research on the relationship
between the media and socio-cultural change. Interests include how far the
news and entertainment media allow forms of social and cultural engagement
and disengagement? How do audiences engage with the media? How do
different diasporic groups use the media to sustain solidarities and
identities? What kind of media regulation is most appropriate in an era of
The Fellow will be hosted by a Research Centre located in one of the
following Schools: (a) Arts, Histories and Cultures; (b) Languages,
Linguistics and Cultures, or (c) Social Sciences, where they will work
alongside other designated researchers in an intense research environment.
£21,467 to £39,935 p.a.
Samantha Cooke - Research Office, Faculty of Humanities
Tel: +44(0)161 275 0297
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