- UK/EU/International: UK and EU
- Type of project: Competition funded PhD projects
- Funding type: External sponsor
- Value: Full-time AHRC Competition Studentships for doctoral research are 3 years in duration (or 5 years part time). Awards are subject to satisfactory academic progress. Awards must be taken up in October 2019. No deferrals are possible. Awards will comprise UK/EU fees at Research Council rates and, for eligible students, a maintenance grant (£14,777 in 2017/8).
- Number of awards: 1
- Deadline: 17 December 2018
Prof Emilia Jamroziak - School of History and the Institute for Medieval Studies
Dr Iona McCleery - School of History and the Institute for Medieval Studies
Ms Katherine Baxter - Curator of Archaeology, Leeds Museums and Galleries
- Project description:
Since the Dissolution in 1539, Kirkstall Abbey’s site became a part of the local social, economic and cultural structure in a suburb in Leeds. The former monastery was looted, used as a source of stones, adopted for different uses, but also sentimentalised, reinvented, and saved from obliteration in the 1880s-1890s, and excavated to enhance understanding. This interdisciplinary project will explore the post-medieval history of the abbey in relation to the city and community of Leeds using local archives and collections, and will explore 20th and 21st century processes of museology in the presentation of the site and engage with international debates in this field
Kirkstall Abbey: Medieval Monastic Site in the Changing World - from Romantic Ruins to Community Resource
Full-time AHRC Competition Studentships for doctoral research are 3 years in duration (or 5 years part time). Awards are subject to satisfactory academic progress. Awards must be taken up in October 2019. No deferrals are possible. Awards will comprise UK/EU fees at Research Council rates and, for eligible students, a maintenance grant (£14,777 in 2017/8).
Applicants for the scholarship should have an MA either in Medieval Studies, or single discipline - History, Art History or Museum Studies which has a medieval or medievalism component. BA in History or Art History will be an advantage. If your first language is not English then you'll need to meet our English Language minimum requirements: IELTS score of 6.5, with at least a 6.0 in all components; TOEFL scores of either: •580 (paper-based test) with a 4.5 in written English, or •92 (internet-based test) with a 21 in listening and reading, 22 in writing and 23 in speaking Please note that all applicants should meet the AHRC’s academic criteria and residency requirements (http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/2019-cda/).
How to apply
Please note that the selection of Collaborative Doctoral Award applicants is a two stage process:
STAGE 1 - Apply for a place of study
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees, clearly stating to which project you wish to apply, by the deadline given below.
To assess your academic ability to undertake three years of independent research you may be required to provide the following evidence:
•Project Statement (a two-page statement that conveys your motivation and enthusiasm for the project and demonstrate your suitability for the intended study)
•Transcripts of marks for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees plus certificates where available
•Two academic references http://ses.leeds.ac.uk/download/1484/reference_template-research_degrees from referees who will be able to provide their references by the deadline for Stage 1
•IELTS Certificate (if applicable)
Interviews will then take place to select a suitable candidate.
STAGE 2 - Apply for funding to WRoCAH
Candidates selected after Stage 1 then liaise with the project supervisory team to submit a WRoCAH studentship application via the WRoCAH online application form by the 5pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019 deadline.
NB: Candidates who have been unsuccessful in Phase One can submit a separate WRoCAH application as a non-CDA applicant.