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  • PhD Funding: Comparative Studies of Performance Art in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe since 1960

    PhD Funding: Comparative Studies of Performance Art in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe since 1960
    University of Aberdeen, Department of Film and Visual Culture
    Supervisor: Dr. Amy Bryzgel

    This proposal invites PhD research topics that focus on comparative studies of performance art practices—including body art, action art, happenings and events—in the former communist and socialist countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Studies of performance art in the region have primarily taken the form of single-country studies. This proposal invites scholars to examine the development and manifestations of performance art across borders—locally regionally or globally. Example of projects can include: the development of performance art in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania); the Baltic and other Soviet countries; a juxtaposition of performance art practices in Central Europe (Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria); or a more broad comparison between particular practices in the Soviet Union, Central Europe, and Yugoslavia. Of particular interest would be a project that focuses on the “blind spots” of East European art history, for example, Moldova, Bulgaria, Albania. In exploring the nuances of performance art practices in these different socio-political contexts, this project aims to broaden our understanding of the range of experimental art practices that were developed across the communist East. This is just one example of the sort of project that might be available in this research group. The precise project will be decided upon in consultation with the supervisor.

    Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit. Individuals with a strong research background in the field of Eastern European contemporary art and/or performance art, from either an art history or visual culture background, are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have the necessary language skills needed to undertake the proposed research, and should consider funding sources for travel to conduct field research abroad if it is necessary to the proposed project.

    The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture has a lively postgraduate community. Postgraduate students are offered a comprehensive programme of research skills training.

    This project is funded by a University of Aberdeen Elphinstone Scholarship. An Elphinstone Scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees, whether Home, EU or Overseas.

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  • PhD Funding: Artistic Re-enactments of Performance Art as Vehicles of Cultural Transfer in Eastern Europe since 1960

    PhD Funding: Artistic Re-enactments of Performance Art as Vehicles of Cultural Transfer in Eastern Europe since 1960
    Project Supervisor: Dr. Amy Bryzgel, Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen

    This proposal invites PhD research topics that focus on artistic re-enactments of performances from across the former communist and socialist countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe in recent artistic practice. There are numerous examples of artistic re-enactments across the region, providing scope for a range of dissertation topics. Projects can include comparative studies, for example, of the relevance of re-enactments in one local tradition versus that of another; or single-country studies of a number of re-enactments being staged in one context. Dissertations will address the following research questions: what are the various functions of artistic re-enactments of performances in Eastern Europe? How do these functions compare with current understandings of re-enactment in the West? How can re-enactments be used to access a lost or inaccessible history (such as performance art in Eastern Europe)? Also welcome are proposals that consider revisiting culturally relevant or historically significant places by artists or within the context of artistic re-enactments.

    Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit. Individuals with a strong research background in the field of Eastern European contemporary art and/or performance art, from either an art history or visual culture background, are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have the necessary language skills needed to undertake the proposed research, and should consider funding sources for travel to conduct field research abroad if it is necessary to the proposed project.

    This project is funded by a University of Aberdeen Elphinstone Scholarship. An Elphinstone Scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees, whether Home, EU or Overseas.

    The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture has a lively postgraduate community. Postgraduate students are offered a comprehensive programme of research skills training.

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  • PhD Funding: MODERNIZATION, CULTURAL EXCHANGES AND INNOVATION IN RUSSIAN PRINT CULTURE: ST PETERSBURG IN THE TALBOT COLLECTION

    Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) FUNDED PHD RESEARCH PROJECT:

    “MODERNIZATION, CULTURAL EXCHANGES AND INNOVATION IN RUSSIAN PRINT CULTURE: ST PETERSBURG IN THE TALBOT COLLECTION”

    DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY, OXFORD

    Applications are invited for a doctoral studentship, awarded by the Oxford University Museums AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership, on the subject of modernization, cultural exchanges and innovation in 19th-century Russian print culture. The award will be held in the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge, and will be supervised jointly by Dr Rosalind Blakesley and Dr Wendy Pullan (University of Cambridge) and Dr Catherine Whistler (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford). The award holder will commence a fully-funded PhD at the University of Cambridge in October 2016.

    The PhD will use an interdisciplinary approach to examine key questions on modernization, the city and cross-cultural exchanges in Enlightenment and 19th-century Russia. The primary, unpublished research material is found in the Talbot Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, a unique and virtually unknown resource of c.1000 prints dating from the early 18th to the mid-19th century, whose imagery relates to the construction and character of St Petersburg as an imperial capital. This collection will be used to examine the nature of print production and dissemination within the context of Russian modernisation and urbanisation. There is scope for the successful candidate to define and pursue their own research questions appropriate to the primary research material. Comparative studies of visual and archival material may involve travel and research time abroad.

    FINANCIAL SUPPORT

    The studentship will cover tuition fees at home/EU rate and provide a maintenance award at RCUK rates for a maximum of three years of full-time doctoral study. See http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/160125/

    In addition, the Ashmolean Museum will allocate up to £2,000 to the award holder each year, to a maximum of £6,000 over the duration of the studentship, to cover costs associated with undertaking research in Oxford.

    ELIGIBILITY AND HOW TO APPLY

    All applicants should meet the AHRC’s academic criteria and residency requirements. Please see: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/documents/guides/research-funding-guide/

    Interested candidates are asked to submit their full applications, by the deadline of 5.00 pm on Wednesday 23 March 2016, and also to have two academic references sent by the same deadline. The further particulars provide full details of the material required and how and where to submit this.

    For full details, including further particulars, see http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ANC802/ahrc-cdp-studentship/

    Informal enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Dr Rosalind Blakesley. Enquiries relating to the administration of the studentship can be directed to Dr Nichola Tooke or +44 1223 760122