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

Fri Oct 23 10:05:51 GMT 2020

*AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK/International applicants*****

The AHRC-fundedMidlands4Cities 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 Nottingham.

M4C is awarding up to 89 doctoral studentships for UK and International applicants for 2021 entry through an open competition and 21 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.

*De Montfort University's 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.CATHIis 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, the Leicester Film Society and Phoenix Arts Centre Archives, and the collections of screenwriter Andrew Davies, artist/photographer Andrew Logan and broadcaster/journalist Anita Anand. We host the annual UK Asian Film Festival, the BFI British Silent Film Festival and the post-graduate conferenceCATHICon, and promote practice-based research via the DocHub@DMU.CATHIinvites 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*

See our supervisors' interests here: <>


*Additionally, for 2021, we invite applications for the following dedicated archival projects:*

'Dressing to Skill: Women in British Television Costume Departments' (in partnership with the British Entertainment History Project <> ) - supervisor: Dr. Vicky Ball (vicky.ball /at/ <mailto:(vicky.ball /at/>

'Leicester's Phoenix: regional theatre, cinema, arts, and education from 1960 to the present day' - supervisor: Laraine Porter (lporter /at/

'Marketing Bollywood and regional Indian cinemas in the UK: promotional materials from the Cinema Museum's Indian Cinemas Collection' – supervisor: Dr. Monia (Acciarimonia.acciari /at/ <mailto:(monia.acciari /at/>

'Palace Revolution: the ups and downs of British Independent Cinema in the 1980s and 90s' (using the Palace Pictures/Scala Productions archive) - supervisor: Prof. Steve Chibnall (schib /at/

For enquiries about these specific projects please contact the named supervisors.

Applicants forM4Cfunding must in the first instance apply for a PhD place at DMU via DMU’s Doctoral College: <>(deadline*1 December**2020)*. Following internal approval, the online deadline forM4Cfunding applications is*13 January 2021 (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 ofM4C’s November application writing workshops, please visit: <>or (contactenquiries /at/ <mailto:(enquiries /at/>

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