Job: Fully funded PhD studentships at the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, Brighton

The Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories (CMNH) at the University of
Brighton invites applications for AHRC/TECHNE fully funded doctoral
studentships commencing October 2018 on topics concerning the cultural
significance of the past for lived experience, social relationships,
politics and identities in the present and in the future.
in ethos, the CMNH offers supervisory expertise to students working in and
across a range of disciplines including history, cultural studies,
literature, memory studies, social anthropology, cultural geography, art,
media, film and visual studies, performance studies, critical theory,
sociology, psycho-social studies, critical heritage studies, and

CMNH has particular research interests in the following thematic project

 Contesting Britain at War;

Heritage in the Twenty-First Century;

History and Cultural Memory of Twentieth-Century World Wars;

Medical Life Histories: Patient Memories, Reminiscences and Life Writings;

Negotiating ‘the Past’ in Post–Conflict Spaces;

Reparative Histories: Radical Narratives of 'Race' and Resistance;

The Northern Ireland Troubles: Histories, Memories, Silences in Conflict

Applications for PhD studies in these areas, and on topics that address the
relation between powerful or official memories, narratives and histories
and those which give expression to subordinate, marginalised and neglected
historical experience, are especially welcome. Proposals concerned
with any practice
that produces understandings and representations of ‘the past’ (including
oral history, remembrance and commemoration, public history and heritage,
autobiography, and history-making in popular culture as well as academic
scholarship), and that relates to the interests of individual supervisors,
are also welcome. For further details about our thematic project areas,
research interests and activities, staff and current research students, see

These studentships are offered by the University of Brighton’s Doctoral
College of Arts and Humanities. For information about the awards,
eligibility and application process, and to download application forms, go
studentships/techne-ahrc-studentships. Applications supported by the Centre
for Memory, Narrative and Histories have had a good success rate in
previous years.

 For advice on an application and potential supervision contact Prof Graham
Dawson or Dr Anita Rupprecht

*Initial deadline for applications to the University of Brighton: 8 January

*Final deadline for applications to TECHNE: 22 February 2018. *

Frase Negra