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[Commlist] AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK/EU applicants

Mon Oct 14 22:34:10 GMT 2019

    The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
    <> (M4C) brings together eight
    leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional
    and personal development of the next generation of arts and
    humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of
    Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort
    University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of

    M4C is awarding up to 94 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants
    for 2020 through an open competition and 15Collaborative Doctoral
    Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner
    organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.

    The Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI) is a centre of
    excellence in archival screen heritage. It specialises in
    evidence-based and oral history methods to inform ground-breaking
    interdisciplinary research and RCUK-funded international
    collaborations. CATHI is home to the cross-faculty Centre for
    Adaptations and houses a number of unique collections including: the
    Hammer Script Archive, the Sir Norman Wisdom Collection, the Cinema
    Museum's Indian Cinemas Archive, the Palace Pictures and Scala
    Productions Archive, the Peter Whitehead Archive and (in Special
    Collections) the papers of screenwriter Andrew Davies and the Anita
    Anand Zee TV Collection. We host the annual UK Asian Film Festival,
    the BFI British Silent Film Festival and the post-graduate
    conference CATHICon, and promote practice-based research via the
    DocHub@DMU. CATHI invites applications from well-qualified students
    whose research interests connect with our expertise in:

    •          Women’s film and television history
    •          British Cinema and Film Culture
    •          Italian Cinema
    •          Transnational Cinema
    •          Silent Cinema
    •          Cult Cinema
    •          Bollywood and Independent Indian Cinema
    •          Transmedia Adaptations
    •          Heritage Cinema Culture and Period Television Drama
    •          Film Ephemera and Material Culture
    •          Audiences, Reception Studies and Memories of Cinemagoing
    •          Film Fandom, Fanworks and Social Media
    •          Film exhibition and Cinema History
    •          Film Festivals
    •          Documentary theory and practice
    •          Screen performance and star studies
    •          1960s and the counterculture

    Applicants for M4C funding must in the first instance apply for a
    PhD place at DMU via DMU’s Doctoral College: ;(deadline
    *27 November 2019)*. Following internal approval, the online
    deadline for M4C funding applications is *14 January 2020 (noon)*.
    For informal enquiries and advice on developing proposals for CATHI
    please contact: Professor Justin Smith ((Justin.Smith /at/

    For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas
    and CDA projects, and for dates of M4C’s November application
    writing workshops, please visit: contact
(enquiries /at/ <mailto:(enquiries /at/>

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