PHRC Professor Elizabeth Edwards elected a Fellow of the British Academy for her world class research

 

Professor Elizabeth Edwards has joined an elite group of academics elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of her world-class research and “unrivalled resource of expertise and knowledge”. The honour acknowledges Professor Edwards’ distinguished career in innovative research in photographic history, including her role as Research Professor in Photographic History and as first director of the ground-breaking Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) at DMU.

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Wilson Fellowship in Photographic History

Call for Applications:

Closing date: 3 August 2015

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce the availability of one Wilson Fellowship for its MA in Photographic History. The Fellowship offers £5,000 toward the defrayal of tuition and other costs related to the MA, and is open to all students UK, EU and International. To apply for the Wilson Fellowship, please submit your cv and a proposal outlining your MA thesis topic, in English, to the Admissions Committee by 3 August 2015. This proposal should be no longer than 4,000 words. For applications to the MA, please contact Student Recruitment at the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities at adhadmissions@dmu.ac.uk or apply online through our website. For questions about the MA programme or the Wilson Fellowship please contact Programme Leader, Dr Kelley Wilder at kwilder@dmu.ac.uk.

The Wilson Fellowship will be awarded to applicants who will contribute significantly to the field of photographic history.

THE MA IN PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY is the first course of its kind in the UK, taking as it does the social and material history of photography at its centre. It lays the foundations for understanding the scope of photographic history and provides the tools to carry out the independent research in this larger context, working in particular from primary source material. You will work with public and private collections throughout Britain, handling photographic material, learning analogue photographic processes, writing history from objects in collections, comparing historical photographic movements, and debating the canon of photographic history. You also learn about digital preservation and access issues through practical design projects involving website and database design. Research Methods are a core component, providing students with essential handling, writing, digitising and presentation skills needed for MA and Research level work, as well as jobs in the field. For further details on the course and application process, please see a course description at our web pages.