Friday, February 17, 2012

Call for Applications: PhD studentship on Hardy and Education (3/9/2012)

Great Western Research and National Trust 
fully-funded Doctoral Studentship
Thomas Hardy and Education Ref: 945 
(application deadline 9th March 2012; studentship to begin October 2012)

The primary aim of this doctoral studentship is to ask how the study of Hardy can be taken beyond the academic research community. Focusing particularly on young audiences, but also on other learning groups, the project is interdisciplinary and in part practice-based, drawing on the research methods of English studies, history and education. It will involve some practical work in schools as well as with the National Trust and Dorset County Museum learning groups and the student will be required to develop and disseminate relevant, original research in the field. The student will also be expected to undertake up to six hours per week voluntary work from March to October each year at one of the Hardy properties in Dorset (birth place cottage or Max Gate) and will work with other parties in order to ensure the wider understanding both of Hardy and his work and of his importance to the cultural life of the South West region as well as more broadly.

The University of Exeter (Centre for South West Writing and Centre for Victorian Studies, College of Humanities, in consultation with Exeter Graduate School of Education), in conjunction with the National Trust and in collaboration with the University of St Andrews and the Hardy Country Steering Group (among which current partners include Dorset County Museum (DCM), Dorset County Council, Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Thomas Hardy Society) has been awarded funding from Great Western Research (GWR) for this three-year doctoral research studentship on Thomas Hardy and Education.

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