Deadline: 13 March 2014
Applications are invited for an AHRC collaborative PhD studentship, held at Royal Holloway, University of London, and The British Library, on the theme of ‘Music, print and culture in the 16th and early 17th centuries’. The studentship commences in autumn 2014.
The successful applicant will receive full funding plus associated expenses from AHRC and the British Library.
This Partnership offers a collaborative supervisory team that brings together Royal Holloway musicologist Dr Stephen Rose with the Curator of Printed Music at the British Library, Dr Rupert Ridgewell. The successful candidate will profit from the academic and practical resources of both partner institutions, becoming a full participant in the international community of research students at Royal Holloway while also having the opportunity to gain first hand professional experience of curatorial work at the British Library in London, including cataloguing, digitization, conservation and exhibitions work. The student will be allocated office space in the Library and be able to participate in the Library’s rich programme of public events, study days and student seminars and to disseminate research findings to academic and non-academic audiences.
The student will be expected to contribute to the re-cataloguing of 16th- or early 17th-century printed music relevant to his/her research area. In the longer term, the blend of academic research and curatorial work should considerably enhance employment-related skills while inspiring a project with considerable potential for knowledge exchange and public impact.
The deadline for receipt of applications (including two references) is Thursday 13 March 2014.
Interviews will be held at the British Library on Friday 28th March and Wednesday 2 April 2014.