Student Opportunity:

PhD scholarship in Heritage Studies (4+4 or 5+3)

The Graduate School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Heritage Studies provided the necessary funding is available. This scholarship is available as of 1 February 2013 for a period of up to three years (5+3) and of up to four years (4+4). Candidates who are awarded the scholarship must commence their PhD programme on1 February 2013.

The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University has made heritage studies a research priority. The field of heritage studies departs from an understanding of heritage as a valuable but scarce resource which is fundamental to human life, as are water, food and medicine. An essential part of community building, heritage is often contested, and access to it can be limited. Providing access to heritage and securing its sustainability is a profound challenge that research is obliged to respond to. The heritage studies initiative works with a broad concept of heritage which includes natural as well as cultural heritage in its material and immaterial forms. The Faculty of Arts is offering a PhD scholarship to support the new heritage studies initiative. Proposals for PhD projects can address the production, representation and public dissemination of heritage in various forms and through different media – digital or physical. Projects can also focus on the politics of heritage including the promotion of sustainable heritage.

The heritage studies research initiative is conceived as an interdisciplinary programme involving scholars from a number of fields such as archeology, cultural studies, anthropology, museology, intellectual history and history of science.

The applicant who is awarded the PhD scholarship will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School of Arts.

The PhD student must complete the studies in accordance with the current regulations for the PhD degree programme, currently the Ministerial Order of 14 January 2008 on the PhD Programme at the Universities:

Description of the Graduate School’s PhD programme: