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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2022 opportunities

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) PhD Studentship

From Viv Anderson to Black Lives Matter: Racism and Anti-Racism within British football fanzines and fan websites, 1970-present

Teesside University and the British Library are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded Collaborative Doctoral Studentship from October 2022 under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.

From Viv Anderson to Black Lives Matter, the project will capture how print and online fanzines/websites have both reproduced and challenged dominant racial discourses within British football from the 1970s to the present.

This studentship will be jointly supervised by Dr Tom Gibbons, Professor Nigel Copsey and Dr Kevin Dixon at Teesside University and by Dr Debbie Cox and Jason Webber at the British Library. The student will spend time with both Teesside University and the British Library and will become part of the wider cohort of AHRC CDP funded PhD students across the UK.

Teesside University and the British Library are keen to encourage applications from a wide range of students and particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates who are currently underrepresented in doctoral student cohorts.

The application deadline for this project has now passed.

  

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) PhD Studentship

The origins and development of the Cotton Collection at the British Library

The University of East Anglia (UEA) and the British Library are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded Collaborative Doctoral Studentship from October 2022 under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.

The library of Robert Cotton (1571-1631), now a cornerstone of the BL's globally-significant collections, has been described as 'the most important collection of manuscripts ever assembled in Britain by a private individual'. This CDP offers a unique opportunity to produce an original piece of research on the origins and/or seventeenth-century development of Cotton's extraordinary collection. 

This project will be supervised by Dr Thomas Roebuck and Dr Katherine Hunt, University of East Anglia, who are experts in early modern scholarship and collecting practices; and Julian Harrison and Dr Andrea Clarke, Lead Curators of Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts at the BL.

The student will be registered with the University of East Anglia, but will also be based at the British Library for a significant proportion of the project and become part of the wider cohort of AHRC CDP funded PhD students across the UK.

The University of East Anglia and the British Library are keen to encourage applications from a wide range of students and particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates who are currently underrepresented in doctoral student cohorts.

The application deadline for this project has now passed.

 

To be added to our mailing list for future opportunities, please contact Research.Development@bl.uk

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