Funding: Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD opportunity in Archives and Digital Humanities at UCL Department of Information Studies

16 Jan 2017 - 00:00

Duties and responsibilities

UCL Department of Information Studies is excited to be able to offer a fully funded (by the EU under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) - Innovative Training Networks (ITN)) research opportunity ESR 8 Digital archives and articulating identities. This project (PhD) will explore the intersections of digital archives and cultural heritage and how they mediate the construction and articulation of identities. The researcher will examine a number of different digital archives with the objective of understanding how the cultural heritage narratives they present are constructed and communicated and how they, in turn, may operate to include or exclude. Further details about the project and how to apply can be found here.

This is one of 15 PhD positions offered at 7 different European Higher Educational Institutions as part of the Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe: Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management (CHEurope) doctoral training programme. CHeurope is funded by the EU under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) - Innovative Training Networks (ITN). Further information about CHEurope is available here. The cohort of 15 students are expected to work and interact together over the next three years. Appointments to these positions will take place in order to start in April 2017.

Key requirements

Please note the improtant following mobility and eligibility requirements of these EU awards.

At the time the appointment is made, in order to qualify as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Trainee (EU Early Stage Researcher), candidates must have under four years (full-time equivalent) research experience and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the Master’s degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate. The candidates should not have spent more than 12 months in the United Kingdom in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date.

Whilst researchers of any nationality can apply for this scheme, please note that the ESR Fellowships only cover the fee levels for EU citizens, not those for students from outside the EU. Non-EU applicants will have to cover the shortfall for the international PhD fees. Further information on fees can be found here.

Further information

For further information about the position please contact Dr Andrew Flinn ( or Dr Julianne Nyhan ( If you have any queries regarding the applications process, please email Kerstin Michaels (