PhD Studentship: History of Photography

Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester 


An AHRC Block Grant PhD Research Studentship, covering stipend and tuition fees, is offered within the Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) in the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities. PHRC undertakes innovative research on photography and its practices from the early nineteenth century to the present day, and over a wide range of social and cultural manifestations. The studentship reflects its international reputation in this field. 

Applications and PhD proposals are invited addressing some aspect of PHRC’s key research strands: Method and Historiography in History of Photography, Practices of Photography and Science, Social and Cultural Practices of Photography, and the Industrial and Business History of Photography. 

PHRC is a dynamic and growing research community. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of this community. 

Candidates might come from a range of possible disciplines: history, history of science, science, art history, science and technology studies, anthropology, and visual culture studies.

For a more detailed description of the PHRC please visit our web site or contact Professor Edwards ( who will be happy to discuss the studentship further.

Applications are invited from UK or EU students with a good first degree (First, 2:1 or equivalent) and MA in a relevant subject. Doctoral scholarships are available for up to three years full-time study starting October 2013 and provide a bursary of £13,770pa in addition to university tuition fees. 

To receive an application pack, please contact the Graduate School Office via email at

Completed applications should be returned together with a full CV, a sample of written work of up to 4000 words, and two supporting references. 

Please quote ref: DMU Research Scholarships 2013 

CLOSING DATE: February 8th 2013 

Posted on Thursday 20th December 2012

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