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[Commlist] Fully funded PhD studentship in media history at Loughborough University

Thu May 30 18:46:50 GMT 2019

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD Studentship at Loughborough University's Communication and Media Subject Unit to develop the following project: "Broadcasting before Broadcasting: A Comparative Approach to the History of the Electrophone, 1894-1938"

This AHRC-funded PhD studentship aims to develop the first comprehensive study of the Electrophone, a telephone broadcasting system that operated in the United Kingdom between 1894 and around 1938. The selected student will be assisted by an international team of supervisors and work in collaboration with a private partner, BT Archives.

The selected PhD student will work with an international team of supervisors composed of DrSimone Natale <>, a Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University; Prof.Gabriele Balbi <>, an Associate Professor at USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland;David Hay <>, Head of Heritage & Archives at BT Group; andJames Elder <>, Archive Manager at BT.

The studentship is for 3 years and provides a tax-free stipend of £15,009 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. EU citizens who do not meet the UK residency requirement are eligible for tuition fees only.

Please feel free to circulate as widely as possible. More information can be found here:

Deadline for applications: 28 June 2019
Start date of studentship: 1 October 2019

*Contact details:*

Name: Dr Simone Natale

Email address:(s.natale /at/ <mailto:(s.natale /at/>

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