TECHNE Collaborative Doctoral Programmes at Roehampton

Applications are now invited for three technē collaborative doctoral projects at Roehampton in Dance, Drama, Theatre and Performance, and English and Creative Writing.

Department of English and Creative Writing, University of Roehampton and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kew’s imperial archive: Cataloguing Economic Botany in the Miscellaneous Reports, 1841-1928

This studentship offers the opportunity to research and study the history, composition and arrangement of a major collection held in the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: the Miscellaneous Reports; 771 volumes of printed and manuscript material relating to the administration of the British colonial botanic gardens and stations, dating from the 1840s to 1928. Full project description here

Roehampton Dance in collaboration with Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Choreography as dramaturgy as curation: correlations and antagonisms in an expanded field of practice

This studentship will explore and/or question the ways in which choreography incorporates, interrogates or resists: a) dramaturgical thinking as a productive analytical and practical approach to performance-making and/or performance criticism; and/or b) curatorial practice, from the principles of collecting art, to setting-up the parameters and contexts for events through which art becomes public. Full project description here.

Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, University of Roehampton and Live Art Development Agency (LADA), Other Histories of Live Art: Resistant Subjects and Unwritten Acts

This studentship will draw from and focus on processes of recording, documenting, narrating and discoursing on live art, with an emphasis on under-represented or marginalised subjects and hitherto unwritten histories. Candidates may seek to uncover, document, write, re-make or create new histories, as well as mount a self-reflexive interrogation of processes of historicisation. Full project description here.

Eligibility and application process

Overseas applicants are not eligible for TECHNE studentships. EU applicants are only eligible for fees-only awards. For more details on eligibility criteria, please see the documentation on the AHRC’s current award holders page.

Application deadline: 3pm (GMT) 19 November 2018.

For more information on the Roehampton application process and to apply please click here: https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/graduate-school/degrees/

Candidates will receive an email response and decision on shortlisting on 23rd November. Details of interview dates and academic contacts can be found in the full project descriptions above

The successful candidate will be directed to complete a TECHNE application through the Doctoral Training Partnership’s online application system Flexi-Grant in December.