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Applications are now open for a PhD studentship on the Society’s Collections, as part of our Collaborative Doctoral Awards programme. The project, due to start in September 2020, will focus on historical photographs, and Indigenous knowledge and heritage in Guyana.
Based at Royal Holloway University of London in partnership with the Society and Kew Gardens, the project aims to reconnect historical photographs documenting Indigenous peoples and practices to contemporary initiatives concerning Indigenous knowledge and heritage development.
Working in the Rupununi region of Guyana, the successful student will explore the use of photographic archives as a resource to enrich the understanding of Indigenous knowledge and practices, Indigenous heritage, identity and rights in contemporary Guyana. They will combine archival research in UK collections with field-based photo-elicitation in the Rupununi.
The project will be supervised by Professor Jay Mistry and Professor Felix Driver at Royal Holloway and Dr Catherine Souch at the Society, with further support from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 March.
Find out more about the project and how to apply.
Over the last 10 years we have hosted 12 PhD students carrying out collaborative research on our Collections, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Find out more about the Collaborative Doctoral Awards.
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