PhD Scholarship in the Constructions and uses of the European past in heritage and political discourse

A new PhD scholarship as part of a major EU research funding project I am Co-Investigator on–please spread the word

Interested in connections between memory, heritage and identity in Europe?  This project examines how and why particular historical moments are mythologised for symbolic effect in official and non-official heritage practice and in political discourse.

You will explore this over a variety of cultural forms, including social media, connecting uses of the past to contemporary discourses of European and anti-European identities.

The PhD project will benefit from and complement a major EU-funded award led by the primary supervisor – Critical Heritages: performing and representing identities in Europe (CoHERE).

You will develop a mixed-methods, interdisciplinary approach, employing critical discourse analysis, museum display analysis, digital methods and approaches from visual culture, memory studies, cultural studies, media studies, sociology and politics.

The scholarship is funded through Newcastle University’s Research Excellence Academy.

Name of supervisor(s)
Professor Christopher Whitehead, Dr Darren Kelsey and Dr Areti Galani, School of Arts and Cultures

Eligibility Criteria
The scholarship is open to UK, EU and international applicants who propose to study their PhD on a full-time basis.

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