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The School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University is seeking to award two fully-funded AHRC studentships from October 2011.

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award: ‘Henry Rothschild: patronage, collecting and transnationalism in post-war British crafts’

Applications are invited for a three year full-time collaborative doctoral studentship funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council led by Professor Cheryl Buckley (Northumbria University) in collaboration with the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.

This project aims to examine Henry Rothschild’s role as a patron and collector of craft and studio ceramics within the context of post-war Britain.  In partnership with the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, the project is based on the Henry Rothschild Study Centre which houses the Primavera Archive and the outstanding collection of studio ceramics that Rothschild collected.  

Applicants are welcome to contact Professor Cheryl Buckley at [log in to unmask] for further information about the project.


AHRC Project Studentship: ‘Locating the Hidden Diaspora: The English in North America in Transatlantic Perspective, 1760-1950’

Applications are invited for a three year full-time studentship funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council led by Professor Don MacRaild.

This project seeks to uncover and examine the hidden English Diaspora in North America between 1760 and 1950.  Though the English were the largest group of emigrants in the British World and one of the largest European groups in the US, they are not ascribed the attributes of ethnicity associated with other immigrant groups.  The doctoral project, which forms a critical focus for this project, will explore St George's culture in the British Isles, in its emergent phase, 1890-1950, interpreting the development of English associations in Britain and Ireland and interrogating the relationship between homeland and diaspora.  

Applicants are welcome to contact Professor Don MacRaild, [log in to unmask] for further information about the project.

For full details of both studentships and the application process please visit: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/studentship201112/

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th June 2011.  Interviews will be held week commencing 4th July 2011.