[URBANTH-L] Fellowship: Postgraduate Research Studentship at the Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Thu May 26 14:37:34 EDT 2005

Postgraduate Research Studentship at the Academy for Irish Cultural

A research studentship, attached to the Chair of Comparative Ethnology and
Folk Life (Prof. Ullrich Kockel), is available at the University's Academy
for Irish Cultural Heritages. Applications are invited from UK, European
Union and overseas students. Applicants must have or expect to obtain in
summer 2005 the minimum of an upper second class honours degree (or
equivalent) including an appropriate discipline, such as European ethnology,
cultural/social anthropology, folkloristics, or cultural studies, and should
be able to demonstrate skills and experience in field and/or archival work
at or above the level expected of a good final year dissertation in the
respective subject area.

Successful candidates will enrol in September 2005, on a full-time programme
of research studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of

The studentship will comprise fees and an annual stipend of £12,000 and
will be awarded for a period of up to three years subject to satisfactory
progress. The studentship is tenable in the Faculty of Arts at the Magee

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 17th June 2005

Interviews will be held in early July 2005

Applicants should submit a completed research application form together with
a research proposal on no more than two sides of A4, outlining their initial
research questions, sources, and methodology. Proposals should address one
or more of the following themes; comparative projects will be particularly

- cultural encounters in the context of historical and contemporary
migrations within the British Isles, and between the British Isles, Europe
and North America
- religious heritages in Ireland, and among the Irish Diaspora
- heritage, tradition and identity in border regions and other ethnic
- sustainable development of communities, localities and regions, involving
heritage/traditions as resources
- economy as culture, including informal economy relationships
- alternative lifestyles, including the cultural impact of "countercultural"
- history of ideas in Irish and European ethnology

Application materials are available at
http://www.ulster.ac.uk/research/rps/forms/rs1.pdf and completed
applications should be returned to:

Hazel Campbell
Research Office,
University of Ulster,
Cromore Road,
BT52 1SA

For a preliminary discussion of their project, applicants may contact
Professor Kockel via e-mail (g.thornton at ulster.ac.uk).

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