De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU) is offering fully-funded 3-year PhD scholarships (pro rata for part-time study), for Home and International students with a stipend of £15,009 per annum. The scholarships take effect from 1 October 2020. DEADLINE for applications: 9 March 2020.
Initial applications should be made via this link: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/program/de-montfort-university-phd-scholarships/?p4826.
and must include:
1. A CV attachment.
2. Details of the proposed research project and how it maps onto DMU areas of research excellence (see below).
3. Name of a potential De Montfort University supervisor (please indicate if contact has been made).
DMU’s Cinema and Television History Research Institute (CATHI) is a centre of excellence in archival screen heritage. It specialises in evidence-based and oral history methods to inform ground-breaking interdisciplinary research and RCUK-funded international collaborations CATHI is home to the cross-faculty Centre for Adaptations (with the Andrew Davies Archive ) and houses a growing number of other unique collections including the*Hammer Films Archive, the Sir Norman Wisdom Collection, the Palace Pictures and Scala Productions Archive, the Cinema Museum’s Indian Cinemas Archive,**the Zee TV (UK) Collection and the Peter Whitehead Archive . We host the annual UK Asian Film Festival, the BFI British Silent Film Festival and the post-graduate conference CATHICon, and promote practice-based research via the DocHub@DMU. CATHI invites applications from well-qualified students whose research interests connect with our expertise in:
- Women’s film and television history
- British Cinema and Film Culture
- Italian Cinema
- Transnational Cinema
- Silent Cinema
- Cult Cinema
- Bollywood and Independent Indian Cinema
- Transmedia Adaptations
- Heritage Cinema Culture and Period Television Drama
- Film Ephemera and Material Culture
- Audiences, Reception Studies and Memories of Cinemagoing
- Film Fandom, Fanworks and Social Media
- Film exhibition and Cinema History
- Film Festivals
- Documentary theory and practice
- Screen performance and star studies
- 1960s and the counterculture
We especially welcome proposals on the following archival projects:
1. Leicester’s Phoenix Art Centre: regional arts provision since the 1960s. An interdisciplinary PhD embracing theatre, music, performance, film and community arts.
2. Andrew Davies: Adapting the Classics
3. Palace Pictures: Independence and Innovation
4. Indian Cinema’s Diaspora and Distribution
For informal enquiries and advice on developing proposals please contact: Professor Justin Smith (Justin.Smith@dmu.ac.uk).