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[Commlist] AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK/International applicants for 2022

Tue Oct 19 17:49:53 GMT 2021

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 Nottingham.

M4C is awarding up to 93 doctoral studentships for UK and International applicants for 2022 entry through Open Competition and 16 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors.

*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. 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, the Leicester Film Society and Phoenix Arts Centre Archives, and the collections of screenwriter Andrew Davies,LGBTQartist 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 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
• History and Media, Heritage Film, 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 2022, we invite applications for the following dedicated archival projects:*

  * International Sport on British Newsreels, 1910-1970 - supervisor:
    Dr. Matthew Jones (matthew.jones /at/
  * Leicester’s Phoenix: The growth of regional theatre and the
    development of UK arts cinema from 1960 to the present, based around
    the Phoenix archive and the establishment of the BFI Regional Film
    Theatres – 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 Acciari (monia.acciari /at/
  * Post-1970 British alternative and queer cultures, drawing on the
    Andrew Logan archive – supervisor: Prof. Claire (Monkcmonk /at/
  * Palace Revolution: British Independent Cinema in the 1980s and 90s
    (using the Palace Pictures/Scala Productions archive) - supervisor:
    Prof. Steve (Chibnallschib /at/

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

Applicants for M4C funding must in the first instance apply for a PhD place at DMU via DMU’s Doctoral College: <> (*DMU deadline 3rd December 2021*). Following internal approval, the online deadline for M4C funding applications is *12th** January 2022 (noon)*. For informal enquiries and advice on developing proposals for CATHI please contact: Professor Justin Smith ((Justin.Smith /at/ Professor Claire Monk ((cmonk /at/ Midlands4Cities DTP - DMU <> 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 ...

Applicants are strongly advised to book a place on the (online)application writing workshop on *6th November*(register here <>)

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, please visit: <>or contact (enquiries /at/

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