Tuesday, 10 August 2010

University of Copenhagen:Four PhD-scholarships (Mobility Scholarships) in Poetics of Cultural Memory at the Faculty of Humanities

The Graduate School at the Faculty of Humanities and the PhD Programme in Cultural Studies, Literature and the Arts are inviting applications for four (4) Mobility PhD scholarships within the research area Poetics of Cultural Memory. The scholarships run for a period of up to three years from 1 February 2011. The scholarships are granted by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation's Research Coordination Committee as special Mobility Scholarships.
Application deadline 17 August, 2010.
Research into the role and functions of cultural memory in present and past societies has become an important and innovative area of contemporary cultural studies. Cultural self-perception, political communities and the various forms of social and individual agency are deeply rooted in the relation to history proffered by different forms of cultural memory.
The present call for PhD projects under the heading "Poetics of Cultural Memory" invites suggestions for research projects highlighting
Artistic and cultural objects and processes involved in the production of cultural memory
Media, forms and genres that contribute to the forging of images and ideas of the past
Paradigms of cultural policy, media theory, and identity formation involved in the understanding of cultural memory
Projects should be based on substantial historical, analytical and theoretical work on specific artistic and/or cultural artifacts and events, preferably combining cultural memory studies with skills in literary studies, art history, musicology, performance studies or visual culture.
For further information about please contact the head of the PhD programme in Cultural Studies , Literature and the Arts Frederik Tygstrup ( e-mail: frederik@hum.ku.dk or phone: 3532 8207).
Application procedure
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent, or expect to receive such by 31 January 2011. Applicants shall have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master's programme. Please note that to qualify for a mobility scholarship the applicant must hold a masters degree from a another Danish university than Copenhagen or an university abroad.
According to the granting institution i.e. the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation the PhD scholarships are intended for PhD Scholars, who do not have a Masters degree (or equivalent) from the university, where he or she will be enrolled as PhD student. This means that that a Danish institution can recruit qualified PhD students from foreign universities or other Danish institutions. For more information please see: http://www.fi.dk/stoette/opslag-stoettemuligheder/2009/mobilitetsstipendier-til-forskeruddannelse-2009-10 (in Danish only)
Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by The Danish Agency for International Education to establish, if the Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree. More information about The Danish Agency for International Education is available at: http://www.studyindenmark.dk/
Employment as a PhD student occurs pursuant to the applicable rules of the Faculty of Humanities, as well as between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Under this agreement, the PhD student is obliged - without further remuneration - to carry out allotted work to an extent corresponding to a total of 840 working hours in the case of a three-year contract.
The PhD student will be working at the same department of the faculty as the supervisor. Daily presence at the department is expected.
Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities' Graduate School is a precondition for employment as a PhD student. A description of the PhD study programme is available at: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/phd/
Applications shall be submitted via the electronic application system efond: http://www.efond.dk/ku-hum/
Do not submit any publications.
Application form and application guidelines on research proposal and required enclosures are available at the homepage: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/PhD/Announcements/
A certified copy of the applicant's Master's Degree diploma needs to be submitted as one of the enclosures to the application. Certification shall be by a public authority such as the institution having issued the diploma or a public bureau specializing in diploma certification. The applicant may be asked to submit the originally certified copy of the Master's Degree diploma after the application deadline.
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made by or approved by either:a Danish state-authorised translator and interpreter orthe embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made ora Danish consulate/embassy.
Closing date for applications: 17 August 2010 at 12 noon (Central European time). No supplementary documents will be considered after this deadline.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
For any further questions, please contact the PhD Centre (phdcenter@hum.ku.dk) tel. +45 3532 9223.

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