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Human rights, conflict, and the archive: Iraqi archives in the USA

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Project Description

Within a new programme at Glasgow on looted archives, coordinated by Dr Ben Thomas White (History) and Lesley Richmond (Archive Services/HATII), this project investigates two Iraqi archives in the USA. The Iraq Memory Foundation, based on documents captured by Kurdish insurgents after the first Gulf War, was constituted to document human rights abuses. The Saddam Hussein Regime Collection, captured by the US military in 2003, explicitly serves strategic ends. How do these archives’ origins influence the research carried out there? How have they shaped, and been shaped by, US foreign policy? How have they addressed issues of accessibility, particularly for Iraqis? The studentship will support an extended archival stay, and will incorporate a fellowship at the George Washington University working with Iraq specialist, Prof Dina Khoury.

Candidates wishing to submit an application should prepare and submit the following documentation:

. The application form which includes a personal statement in which you should detail the particular attributes and/or achievements which make you a suitable candidate to undertake the proposed project
Your CV
. Your degree transcripts
. Two references in support of your application

The closing date for receipt of complete applications is Friday, 25 March 2016. Applications should be emailed to Adeline Callander, Graduate School Administrator ([Email Address Removed]).

Funding Notes

A doctoral scholarship providing maintenance (c. £14,100 in session 2016-17) and fees (Home/EU rate only) at Research Council rates

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