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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) Studentship – Augustus John: Reassessing the Collections at Amgueddfa Cymru—Museum Wales and Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru—National Library of Wales

The University of Bristol, Aberystwyth University, Museum Wales and the National Library of Wales are pleased to announce the availability of a fully-funded studentship from October 2024 under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.

The Welsh artist Augustus John (1878–1961) was a leading figure in British and European modernist movements. This studentship will critically re-evaluate him as a figure of his time and expand the discussion about his significance today. It draws principally on the major collections at Amgueddfa Cymru—Museum Wales (the largest and most comprehensive holding of John’s work in the world) and at the National Library of Wales. The successful candidate would have privileged access to these underused resources, bringing new material to bear on debates that are critical to revisionist histories of modernisms and to changing perceptions of John.

The AHRC award pays tuition fees up to the value of the full-time home UKRI rate for PhD degrees and full maintenance for all students. The National Minimum Doctoral Stipend for 2023/24 is £19,237 (rising in alignment with UKRI) plus a CDP maintenance payment of £600/year. 

The successful student will be expected to spend time at the University of Bristol, Museum Wales and the National Library of Wales.

The ability to speak Welsh is a desirable skill but is not required for this project. The student would not be employed as a member of staff at either Museum Wales or the National Library of Wales.

Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 5pm BST on 31 May.

How to apply: Please make an online application for this project through Bristol University.