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Enduring Materialities of Colonialism (EMoC): temporality, spatiality and memory on St Croix, USVI (5+3), 2019-13

PhD fellowship in the field of Enduring Materialities of Colonialism (EMoC): temporality, spatiality and memory on St Croix, USVI (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with Independent Research Fund Denmark, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in Enduring Materialities of Colonialism (EMoC): temporality, spatiality and memory on St Croix, USVI provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 January 2020 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidate who is awarded the fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 January 2020. 

The PhD fellowship will be financed by the 2 parties.

The PhD fellowship is advertised within the field of Enduring Materialities of Colonialism (EMoC): temporality, spatiality and memory on St Croix, USVI.

EMoC is a collaborative project that will use an expansive contemporary archaeology methodology that incorporates the minutae of archives, standing structures of plantations, assemblages retrieved from landscape survey and excavation as well as community memories. Based on the island of St Croix, the largest of the three US Virgin Islands, this project will locate, record, and interpret spatially-situated materialities of Danish colonialism through a multi-temporal lens up to present day. The results of this project will be disseminated as academic and community-based outputs and through heritage institutions in Denmark and on St Croix.

The PhD attached to this project will work with communities, materials and their connection to memory and identity through various methodologies based in a broadly-conceptualised contemporary archaeology approach. Ultimately their aim is to explore expressions and negotiations of evolving community memory on St Croix by working with people and their (various) relationships with extant materials.

The PhD will be involved in all of the main fieldwork seasons (June 2020, 2021 and 2022) and must be prepared to travel to St Croix in January 2020 as part of the core project team for an initial recce and community memory mapping exercise. They will be central to the creation of a Crucian Heritage Deep Map, which will be constructed through the course of the project.

The PhD student must complete the studies in accordance with the valid regulations for the PhD degree programme, currently the Ministerial Order of 27 August 2013 on the PhD degree programme at the universities: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/thephddegreeprogramme/

Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/phdstudystructure/

Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/thephddegreeprogramme/  

The PhD fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. 

The PhD student will be affiliated with the PhD programme History, Archaeology and Classical Studies.

The PhD student’s place of work will be the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. In general, the student is expected to be present at the school on an everyday basis.

The PhD degree programme is expected to include a lengthy research stay at a foreign institution, cf. Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme.

School of Culture and Society’s research programme:
http://cas.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/

 

5+3 programme

When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 31 December 2019.

The PhD fellow will be employed as a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (see section 6.1.4), as well as with the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (see enclosure 5). The agreement and the protocol including amendments are available online: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/thephddegreeprogramme/

Salary: http://phd.arts.au.dk/financing/salary-and-employment/salary-5-3/

 

Application
If you require professional guidance regarding your application for the PhD fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at History, Archaeology and Classical Studies:  http://phd.arts.au.dk/about-us/contact/

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Laura McAtackney, School of Culture and Society, laura.mcatackney@cas.au.dk, Phone + 45 27 85 28 22.

The application must be submitted in English.

All applicants must document English language qualifications comparable to an 'English B level' in the Danish upper secondary school ('gymnasium'). Please see this page for further information: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/english-test/  

Applications for the PhD fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility.

Guidelines for the application facility: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/how-to-apply/

 

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2019 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).
Reference number: 2019-13

During the assessments, Aarhus University can conduct interviews with selected applicants.