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[Commlist] PhD Studentship in Photography

Wed Mar 17 14:47:31 GMT 2021

Please circulate details of the following PhD studentship as appropriate.

*Other lives of the image: examining the meanings of an apartheid-era collection of photographs in South Africa today*


Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD jointly hosted by the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford and University of Brighton. The project will examine the ways in which a collection of apartheid-era photographs from South Africa held at the Pitt Rivers Museum, can be of value to South African and British audiences today. The photographs, taken by Bryan Heseltine and his aunt Irene Heseltine in the 1940s and early 1950s, are of particular importance to the visual history of South Africa. The research will establish a comprehensive digital research catalogue for the collections and use this as the basis for fieldwork in South Africa. Fieldwork will consist of local exhibitions, reception analysis, interviews, and historical research, to critically examine the range of meanings and uses for such historical imagery in the region.

The studentship start date is 1 October 2021.

Further details and how to apply can be found at: <>

The deadline for applications is*: Monday 12 April 2021* (16.00)

If you have any questions about the project, please contact: Professor Darren Newbury ((d.m.newbury /at/ <mailto:(d.m.newbury /at/>) or Dr Christopher Morton ((christopher.morton /at/ <mailto:(christopher.morton /at/>).

The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through the Oxford University Gardens, Libraries and Museums Collaborative Doctoral Partnership.

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