Collaborative PhD opportunities

PhD students in conversation and consulting collection items

Opportunities for funded PhD studentships, undertaken in close collaboration with the British Library and co-supervised by British Library staff, are advertised through our partner universities.

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Current opportunities 

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) PhD Studentship

Listening to the Listeners: An Oral History of Talking Therapists

In partnership with the University of Essex, we are pleased to invite applications for a fully funded  Collaborative Doctoral Studentship from 1 October 2021 under the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme supported through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The successful applicant will research, record, catalogue, and analyse twenty in-depth life story oral history interviews with individuals who trained and worked as talking therapists from the 1960s. They will also draw on interviews already in the British Library Sound Archive. This project will be jointly supervised by Professor Tracey Loughran and Professor Michael Roper at the University of Essex and by Mary Stewart and Dr Rob Perks for the British Library.

We are open to applicants from a range of disciplinary and/or professional contexts and are keen to encourage a wide range of applicants from different backgrounds, particularly those currently underrepresented in doctoral student cohorts.

For full details and information on how to apply please refer to the advert here.

Deadline: 23 May 2021

 

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) PhD Studentship

Short-lived Newspapers: Reassessing Success and Failure in the 19th Century Press

In partnership with Edge Hill University, we are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded Collaborative Doctoral Studentship from 1 October 2021 under the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme supported through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The successful candidate will research the British Library’s recently digitised corpus of ‘short-lived’ newspapers and explore what might be termed the ‘lifecycle’ of the nineteenth-century press. This project will be jointly supervised by Dr Bob Nicholson and Dr Andrew McInnes at Edge Hill University and by Dr Luke McKernan and Dr Elizabeth Gaskell at the British Library. 

Edge Hill University and the British Library are keen to encourage applications from a wide range of students and particularly welcome those currently underrepresented in doctoral student cohorts.

For full details and information on how to apply please refer to the advert here.

Deadline: 1 June 2021, 1 pm

 

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Publication of Towards a National Collection Interim Reports

17 February 2021

British Library projects publish interim findings as part of the AHRC Towards a National Collection programme.