This exciting project will draw on text mining techniques such as corpus linguistics, along with spatial humanities approaches, to study the nineteenth-century British soundscape using the British Library’s digitised text and sound archives. It will suit a student with a good first degree in literary studies, history, human geography or similar. An interest in nineteenth-century environmental history or digital humanities would be an advantage, but full training will be provided.
The studentship is offered on a 1+3 basis, allowing the student to learn all of the required digital skills by taking Lancaster’s new MA in Digital Humanities in the first year, before proceeding to the PhD, which is funded for three years. Additional training will be offered in collaboration with the British Library.
This is an ESRC CASE award and funding will cover full fees and a tax-free stipend, currently £14,777 per annum (in 2018/19). Part-time applications are welcome.
Please direct informal inquiries to Ian Gregory (I.Gregory@lancaster.ac.uk) or Joanna Taylor (Joanna.Taylor@manchester.ac.uk). Formal applications should be emailed to Rebecca Sheppard (email@example.com) by Monday, 11 February enclosing a covering letter and CV and the names of two academic referees.
Further information about this studentship opportunity is available on Lancaster University's website.