The following projects will be co-supervised by the British Library, offering unique opportunities for bespoke research training and professional development.
UK Digital Comics information and publishing practices: from creation to consumption
Partner: City, University of London
University Supervisors: Dr Ernesto Priego (Lecturer, Centre for Human Computer-Interaction Design) and Dr Stephann Makri (Senior Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction)
British Library Supervisors: Ian Cooke (Head of Contemporary British Publications) and Stella Wisdom (Digital curator)
Collecting UK Digital Comics: Society, Culture and Technology
Partner: University of the Arts
University Supervisors: Professor Roger Sabin (Professor of Popular Culture, Central St Martins) and Dr Ian Hague (Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies, London College of Communication)
British Library Supervisors: Stella Wisdom (Digital curator) and Ian Cooke (Head of Contemporary British Publications)
The projects have been developed for the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme. The successful candidates will be able to work with the project supervisors to further develop and refine the agreed focus of the research.
The studentships are awarded for 3 years initially. Additional Student Development Funding, equivalent to an extra 6 months of funding, is available to support further training and skills development opportunities that are agreed as part of the PhD programme and may be used to extend the studentship accordingly.
The British Library will provide studentship holders with support for research-related costs of up to £1,000 a year.
Studentship holders will also benefit from the dedicated programme of professional development events delivered by the British Library in tandem with the other museums, galleries and heritage organisations affiliated to the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme.
As with all AHRC studentships, applicants are required to meet the standard UKRI residency eligibility criteria. Please refer to the Training Grant Guide on the UKRI website.