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Faculty of Classics

 

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) studentship

Acquiring the Mediterranean: exploring local agencies in the acquisition of antiquities from Greece and the Ottoman Empire by Charles Newton at the British Museum, 1861–1886. 

The Faculty of Classics and the British Museum are excited to announce a fully funded collaborative doctoral studentship from October 2024 under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships (CDP) scheme

This PhD studentship offers a unique opportunity to develop museum and archive skills for career development through work experience and research. The project explores the acquisition of ancient Mediterranean artefacts by the British Museum from Greece and the Ottoman Empire in the later nineteenth century with a central focus on the role of local agents (from antiquities dealers to village diggers), drawing on the extensive archival and object collections of the British Museum.

This project will be jointly supervised by Dr Yannis Galanakis (Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge) and Dr Thomas Kiely (Department of Greece and Rome, British Museum) and the student will be expected to spend time at both the University of Cambridge and the British Museum, as well as becoming part of the wider cohort of CDP funded students across the UK.

The studentship competition is fully open. It can be studied either full or part-time and it is open to both home and international applicants. We encourage the widest range of potential students from diverse academic trajectories to apply for this CDP studentship. We are also committed to welcoming students from different backgrounds, particularly welcoming applications from Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at this level in this area. 

For further details and how to apply see the information attached here.

Deadline for applications: 7 June.

 

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