Fully funded AHRC SGSAH CDA Studentship: “Judaica in Scotland, 1817 – Present: Objects of Faith, Migration and Identity”
Application deadline – 5pm on Monday 16th May
Award – Annual stipend of £16,062 per year and tuition fees for 3.5 years (FTE). Open to Home and International students
PhD – Religious Studies
The University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow and National Museums Scotland are seeking a doctoral student for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award, “Judaica in Scotland, 1817 – Present: Objects of Faith, Migration and Identity”. The project has been awarded funding by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) and will be supervised by Dr Hannah Holtschneider (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh), Dr Mia Spiro (School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow), and Dr Calum Robertson (Curator, Modern and Military History, National Museums Scotland).
The studentship will commence on 12 September 2022. We warmly encourage applications from candidates who have an academic background in history, art or material culture studies, or a cognate discipline. Applicants will be expected to show a strong interest in Jewish history and cultural heritage and/or the history and material culture of immigration in Scotland. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a strong PhD student to explore their own research interests, while exploring opportunities to develop a career in either academia or the museums, galleries and archives sector. The studentship is available full or part time, subject to Student Route visa requirements.
The student will be based in the School of Divinity, at the New College campus of the University of Edinburgh, but will also spend considerable time in the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow, and at National Museums Scotland in Chambers Street. There will be a period of funded work internship at National Museums Scotland, which will involve hands-on work with collections, as well as public engagement work.
The award will include a number of training opportunities offered by SGSAH, including their Core Leadership Programme and additional funding to cover travel between partner organisations and related events. This studentship will also benefit from training, support, and networking via the School of Divinity (University of Edinburgh) and the School of Critical Studies (University of Glasgow). The student will be expected to participate in training for collections and museum specific skills at National Museums Scotland.