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Funded PhD on Disability Studies and Contemporary Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Challenging ‘outsider’ art: how are learning disabled artists informing contemporary arts? This project explores the participation of people with learning disabilities in the world of contemporary arts.  The focus will be on how artists who until recently might have been considered ‘outsider artists’ are collaborating within contemporary art and to consider the impact of this… Continue reading

PhD studentship: ‘Changing Cultures in Health and Medicine’, University of Liverpool

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The University of Liverpool is seeking applications for a fully funded PhD studentship in the Medical Humanities and Social Sciences to be associated with the Centre for Health, Arts and Science (CHARTS). Alongside PhD research, the successful candidate will play a role in raising the profile of research in this area, including developing the web… Continue reading

Funded PhD, Glasgow: “Testing the limits of the ‘hard man’ in film: masculinity and male health behaviour in Scotland’s public health films 1934-2000”

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Three Year PhD Studentship, Glasgow Project Title:  “Testing the limits of the ‘hard man’ in film: masculinity and male health behaviour in Scotland’s public health films 1934-2000” Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, the Centre for the Social History of Health and Health Care at the University of Strathclyde and the National… Continue reading

Funded PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow: ‘Children with Learning Disabilities as Digital Audiences’

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AHRC funded PhD studentship at the University of Glasgow in collaboration with BBC Scotland: “Children with Learning Disabilities as Digital Audiences” Applications are invited for a full PhD studentship in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow to work in collaboration with the Children’s Department at BBC Scotland. The aim of the project… Continue reading

Baily Thomas Doctoral Fellowships, focused on disability studies

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The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund are pleased to announce the inaugural round of its Baily Thomas Doctoral Fellowships. Up to two fellowships will be awarded each year to support promising researchers to complete a PhD on a topic relevant to people with learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities). Please click here to follow this link for further guidance and… Continue reading

Funded PhDs in ‘disability’ and ‘education’, Sheffield Hallam University

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Funded PhDs are now being advertised at Sheffield Hallam University. Two projects within ‘education’ are relevant to those interested in disability studies. Project 3: Exploring the body in education: thinking through gender and dis/ability Although the place of the body within education has been theorised in relation to gender and sexuality (e.g. Paechter, 2004), rarely does… Continue reading

Fully-funded Life of Breath PhD at Durham University

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The Life of Breath research project at Durham University is offering a funded full-time anthropology PhD studentship, commencing Autumn 2016. The PhD student will study, record, analyse and reflect on the dynamics of the project’s special interest group as it evolves over time. This group will bring stakeholders with an interest in breath, breathing and breathlessness… Continue reading

PhD Scholarship: Performance, Disability, ‘Wilderness’, University of Glasgow

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Kelvin Smith PhD Scholarship, University of Glasgow “Geodiversity and human difference: disability, landscape form and process” This PhD project works across ecological performance, geomorphology, human geographies of exclusion, and sociologies of disability to develop new understanding and accounts of the relationships between humans and environments. Using empirical testimony of people with a range of disabilities… Continue reading

Brocher Foundation: ‘Residencies on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of new medical developments’, Switzerland

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The Brocher Foundation is located on the shores of the Geneva Lake, in Hermance (Geneva -Switzerland). The Brocher Foundation residencies last between one and four months. They give researchers the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies. Every month a dozen of visiting researchers live… Continue reading

Postgraduate Funding for Medical Humanities, University of Glasgow

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Are you interested in doctoral study in the medical humanities? At the Medical Humanities Research Centre here in Glasgow University, we are looking for applicants to enter the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities AHRC Doctoral competition. At the discretion of the Medical Humanities Research Centre, applicants may also be supported for the later… Continue reading