ANN: AHRC-funded PhD British Museum/University of Brighton, UK: South Asian Donors to the British Museum

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The Global and the National: South Asian Collectors at the British Museum

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship in collaboration with the British Museum and University of Brighton

The School of Humanities at the University of Brighton and the British Museum are pleased to announce a funded studentship for doctoral research, awarded under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.

‘The Global and the National: South Asian Collectors at the British Museum' will examine the role of South Asian and British South Asian collectors and donors in the making of British museums from the eighteenth century to the present day. The successful applicant will gain a unique opportunity to benefit from training and a placement at the British Museum, conduct research into its collections and archives, and carry out funded fieldwork in South Asia.

The studentship will be supervised by Dr Claire Wintle, University of Brighton, and Drs Sushma Jansari and JD Hill, British Museum. This full-time studentship is funded for 3 years at standard AHRC rates and will begin 1 October 2018. In addition, a Student Development Fund (equivalent to a further 0.5 years of stipend payments) is also available to support the cost of training, work placements, and other development opportunities.

For more information on how to apply for this studentship, the deadline for which is 5pm Thursday 5 April 2018, see the below website.