Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship in the College of Humanities, as part of the University of Exeter's Diamond Jubilee Scholarship scheme. The Hugh Young Studentship is funded by alumnus Hugh Young (Politics 1979). It aims to support an outstanding international candidate to undertake a PhD at the University of Exeter in the area of modern or contemporary Indonesian art, literature and politics.
We welcome proposals from scholars in art history, literature, politics and other related disciplines, and from those who wish to adopt an interdisciplinary perspective. We are also open to applications that take a comparative approach, for example, that propose to read Indonesian art, literature and politics in relation to the cultures of Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos or Vietnam. The PhD research will be jointly supervised by Professor Regenia Gagnier and Professor David Houston Jones.
We invite applicants to propose their own research topic for study within this broad area of enquiry. Proposals that consider Indonesian art, literature and politics in relation to one or more of the following areas are particularly welcome, although we are happy to consider other interpretations of the theme:
Conflict and cultural memory
Sites of memory (lieux de mémoire)
Trauma and testimony
Material traces and cultural memory
Global art and the contemporary
The relationship of literary and visual forms to socio-political formations
Duration and value of award
The studentship will be available from January 2018 for a period of up to 3 years, dependent on satisfactory progress, and will cover full International student rate tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £14,553.
£14,553 plus International tuition fees for eligible students
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.