Category Archives: Call for applications

Funded Life Writing PhD scholarships at King’s College London

The Centre for Life-Writing Research and the Department of English at King’s College London is advertising for up to four funded PhD scholarships as part of the European Research Council funded interdisciplinary project ‘Ego-Media: The impact of new media on forms and practices of self-presentation’.

Please follow this link for further details, and please circulate to students it may interest:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/enhanced/job/ait479.phtml

Closing date: 09-June-2014

Call for applications: Two Life Writing postdoc positions at King’s College London

King’s College London is advertising two postdoctoral positions (of 3 years and 5 years) to work on a new collaborative research project in Life Writing and digital media funded by the European Research Council. It is called ‘Ego-media: The impact of new media on forms and practices of self-presentation’, and is being led by Professor Max Saunders, the Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute. He will be joined by his Co-Director of the Centre for Life-Writing Research, Professor Clare Brant, and two other King’s academics: Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Professor of Discourse Analysis & Sociolinguistics om the Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication, and Professor Leone Ridsdale, from the Institute of Psychiatry. The project’s steering group also includes colleagues from Culture Media and Creative Industries, Digital Humanities, French, Medical Humanities, Medical Sociology, War Studies, and Education.

It aims to study the impact of new media on autobiographical narratives: an impact increasing as habits and practices of self-presentation evolve rapidly in response to constantly fast-changing technology. It will consider the implications of these new forms and practices for such notions as autobiography, selfhood, subjectivity, individuality, self-intelligibility, agency, creativity, privacy, and sociability.

The closing date for applications is the 11th March. For further details of how to apply please see:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=14266

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=14262

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PhD scholarships: call for doctoral applications at the University of Heidelberg

The Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Heidelberg invites applications for:

6 doctoral scholarships

We are looking for highly motivated, excellent PhD students with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research.

The Graduate School is an integral component of the interdisciplinary research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Heidelberg. Its aim is to foster the productive use of existent cross- and interdisciplinary research at the University of Heidelberg and to promote innovative, interdisciplinary research projects in these areas. Thematically, the research projects should contribute to the Field of Focus 3, “Cultural dynamics in globalized worlds” and/or Field of Focus 4, “Self-regulation and regulation: individuals and organizations” (http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/forschung/profil/fields_of_focus).

The prestigious Graduate School offers a dynamic and collaborative research and study environment with an excellent national and international network. Successful applicants will benefit from a structured graduate programme which contains a large selection of core seminars and other courses in English and German. The scholarships of €1.110 per month are intended for national and international applicants and have a duration of two years, with the possibility of a one-year extension. The earliest starting date is 1 October 2014.

Applicants must hold an M.A. or equivalent in one of the disciplines of the Humanities or Social Sciences with an above-average grade (at least 1.7, 5.5, B+, 2+, “magna cum laude”, or similar). The transcript has to indicate at least four years of study at the university level. Excellent knowledge of English or German, in addition to another language, is expected. Knowledge of German can be acquired or improved during the first year of the programme. Applicants are expected to contact a potential supervisor in Heidelberg in order to discuss their research plans and to obtain his or her supervision agreement.

Applications must be submitted online via the HGGS Homepage:

http://www.hggs.uni-heidelberg.de/bewerbung-eng.html

The deadline for submission is 15 March 2014. Successful candidates will be invited to present their projects to the Selection Committee at an interview in Heidelberg or via Skype in mid-May 2014.

For questions, please contact the Coordinator:

Dr. Astrid Wind
E-Mail: applications@hggs.uni-heidelberg.de

The University of Heidelberg has particular interest in supporting women and encourages them to apply for the doctoral scholarships. Applications from disabled candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference.