AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK and International applicants
The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.
M4C is awarding up to 89 doctoral studentships for UK and International applicants for 2021 entry through an open competition and 21 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.
The Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research at Birmingham City University is inviting applications from students whose research interests connect with our fields of expertise in:
- Alternative and marginal economies
- Cultural entrepreneurship
- Cultural policy and media regulation
- Craft making and production practices
- Equality and diversity
- Old and new racisms
- Feminism and queer theory/politics in illiberal times
- Posthumanism and digital cultures
The politics of voice and listening
- Historical game studies
- Video game narratives and adaptation
- Posthumanism and video games
- History and (video)game communities, including fan cultures
- Video games and cultural policy
- Games and national/transnational identity
Gender and Sexuality
- Sexualised masculinity
- The histories of adult film production across Europe
- Gay men’s use of dating apps
- Digital intimacies
- Sex in cinema
- Fetish communities
History, Heritage & Archives
- Media as historical source
- Media archives and the challenges online archives pose for media historians and archivists
- Refugees, migrants, media history and archives
- The historical retrieval of the UK adult entertainment business
- Commemoration and everyday media memory
- Curating and exhibiting popular music heritage
- The archive, amateur film and place
- The cultural meaning of jazz
- Studies of jazz as a transnational practice
- Improvisation and cultural practice
- Jazz on television and radio
- Archives and documentation
- Mediation and technology
- Jazz and philosophy
Media & Place
- Media and conflict
- Hyperlocal media narratives
- Media, populism and nationalism
- Community media practices and the politics of space
- Digital media and feminism
- Media, migration and displacement
Popular Music Studies
- Popular music consumption
- Music scenes
- Heritage and cultural memory
- Mediation and representation
- Media and technology
- Music industries
- Material cultures
- Experimental writing
- Marginal, subcultural and cult modes of screen production and consumer practices.
- The gendering of media audiences and the gendered processes of fandom.
- Film festival and distribution activities in screen research.
- Documentary and VR filmmaking as production research perspectives.
- The history and developments of sexual culture through screen media.
- National and transnational traditions of cinema beyond Hollywood.
The deadline for M4C funding applications is 13 January 2021 (noon), by which time applicants must have applied for a place to study and have ensured that two academic references are submitted using the Midlands4Cities online reference form.
For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit: https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact Research Degrees Coordinator Dr Oliver Carter email@example.com.