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[ecrea] AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentship at Royal Holloway and the Science Museum

Sun Apr 06 15:48:58 GMT 2008

>AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentship at Royal Holloway and the Science Museum
>  The 2LO Transmitter: Technology, Material Culture and Metropolitan
>Modernity in Inter-War London
>This PhD project is focused on an iconic object within the history of
>British radio broadcasting, the 2LO transmitter used for early BBC
>broadcasts in London.
>The project will develop two inter-linked strands of interest ­ first, the
>project considers the relationship between the 2L0 transmitter and British
>radio broadcasting in the specific context of inter-war London. Second, it
>will consider how the transmitter has been stored, restored and displayed in
>a variety of geographical locations.
>At present, the 2LO transmitter is currently stored in the Science Museum
>and there are plans to develop a gallery exhibiting objects such as 2L0
>within a major gallery featuring communications history. The project will
>build on the technical histories of early broadcasting and seek to locate
>2LO  within a variety of societal, technological and media related contexts
>  from the 1920s onwards.
>The PhD student will be an enrolled student in the Geography Department at
>Royal Holloway, University of London, and will also have staff status at
>the Science Museum.  All fees are paid by the AHRC, with a tax-free
>maintenance grant (currently £13,600 + £2000 London weighting for 2007/8
>students who meet AHRC eligibility criteria).
>The studentship will be co- supervised by Professor Klaus Dodds and
>Professor David Gilbert at Royal  Holloway, and by Dr Tim Boon, Chief
>Curator and John Liffen, Curator of  Communications, at the Science Museum.
>Applications are invited from suitably qualified and/or experienced
>candidates. A minimum of a 2.1 degree at undergraduate level is normally
>required in an appropriate subject area, plus a recognised postgraduate
>programme of research training or its equivalent in a relevant specialist
>area (e.g. media history, urban studies, cultural geography, modern
>history, cultural studies, history of science or technology, museum  studies
>An ability to work both independently and as part of a team  will be
>important to the success of the project.
>Interested candidates are strongly recommended to contact either Professor
>Dodds or Professor Gilbert before making an application:  (k.dodds /at/
>and (d.gilbert /at/
>Full details of the studentship are available at:
>All candidates must make a formal application for a PhD place at Royal
>Holloway before Tuesday 27 May 2008. Applications can be made at
>Candidates should indicate clearly that they are applying for the AHRC
>Collaborative PhD Studentship with the Science Museum, and should attach a
>full CV and short statement (max 1000 words) indicating their suitability
>for the project.
>Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at the Science Museum in June.
>   The studentship commences on 22 September 2008.

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
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