PhD Studentship ‘Envisioning the Indian City’ (ETIC)
If you would like to pursue a PhD at Liverpool University that relates to our understanding of the Indian City, then please consider applying for this studentship (fees only).
Further details about the application process can be found at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AGJ840/phd-studentship-in-envisioning-the-indian-city-spaces-of-encounter/
The main objectives of ETIC are to examine the following broad areas of inquiry:
(1) how and why the city has functioned as the focus of cross-cultural exchanges in both colonial and post-colonial India;
(2) the nature of the marks that such exchanges have left on the socio-cultural and imaginative identities of the cities in question;
(3) the ways in which they have shaped, and been shaped by, the urban space and the physical fabric of the city in each case; and
(4) the ways in which the nature of such exchanges vary both synchronically, across geographical regions in the same period, and diachronically, across historical periods (sixteenth century till the present).
ETIC involves scholars from English literature, History, Architecture and Modern Languages, with specialisms covering the sixteenth century till the present. The exact PhD topic is open to discussion with potential applicants, but must be related to furthering our understanding of the Indian city. Projects that work across disciplinary boundaries (such as attending to both cultural and spatial/architectural traces of encounter in sixteenth century Goa or twentieth century Pondicherry or Chandigarh, for instance), or those that work across one or more of the selected cities, are especially welcome. Responsibilities will also involve providing some support to the ETIC project, such as helping with meetings, organising reading lists, helping to organise small symposia and gathering source material, uploading data to blog/website.
Applications are invited from students with a good first degree (First, 2:1 or equivalent) or a post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
The Doctoral scholarship is available for up to three years full-time study starting on or before September 2013 which will cover the cost of University tuition fees at UK/EU rates, as well as providing tailored early career development training within a thriving intellectual and social community of over 800 researchers and 300 postgraduate researchers.
For more information or to discuss possible research projects further, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.