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[Commlist] Fully-Funded PhDs at DMU's Cinema and Television History Institute

Mon Feb 10 15:58:47 GMT 2020

De Montfort University (DMU) is offering fully-funded 3-year PhD scholarships (pro rata for part-time study), for Home and International students with a stipend of £15,009 per annum. The scholarships take effect from 1 October 2020. DEADLINE for applications: 9 March 2020.

Initial applications should be made via this link:

and must include:

 1. A CV attachment.
 2. Details of the proposed research project and how it maps onto DMU
    areas of research excellence (see below).
 3. Name of a potential De Montfort University supervisor (please
    indicate if contact has been



*DMU’s Cinema and Television History Research 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 (with the*Andrew Davies Archive*) and houses a growing number of other unique collections including the*Hammer Films Archive, the Sir Norman Wisdom Collection, the Palace Pictures and Scala Productions Archive, the Cinema Museum’s Indian Cinemas Archive,**the Zee TV (UK) Collection*and the*Peter Whitehead Archive*. 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

*We especially welcome proposals on the following archival projects:*

 1. **Leicester’s Phoenix Art Centre: regional arts provision since the
    1960s. An interdisciplinary PhD embracing theatre, music,
    performance, film and community arts.**
 2. **Andrew Davies: Adapting the Classics**
 3. **Palace Pictures: Independence and Innovation**
 4. **Indian Cinema’s Diaspora and Distribution**

For informal enquiries and advice on developing proposals please contact: Professor Justin Smith ((Justin.Smith /at/

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