The Department of Anthropology announces a fully-funded collaborative PhD studentship, in partnership with National Museums Scotland and with the support of the Smithsonian Institution:
'North to the Arctic: a Scottish view of Inuit technology 1779-1939'.
The deadline for applications is Monday 11 April.
The studentship will commence on 1 October 2016 and will last for three years. It will be supervised by Dr Alison Brown and Dr Nancy Wachowich of the Department of Anthropology and Dr Henrietta Lidchi of National Museums Scotland.
This is an exciting opportunity to pursue an original doctoral research project within the Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, whilst working closely with National Museums Scotland expertise and collections. The Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, has the largest concentration of anthropologists working in the Circumpolar North within the UK, and one of the largest internationally. The Anthropology of the North and Histories of Museums and Material Cultures are established research themes within the department. The National Museums Scotland is renowned for its curatorial expertise as well as its world-leading publications. In addition to producing an original PhD dissertation based on the National Museums Scotland collections, the research will support public programming activity at National Museums Scotland and reinterpretation of the collections which may be disseminated online.
Image: Figure of woman with engraved and painted decoration standing on a walrus with a mug and pail, from Baffin Island, Cape Dorset executed by the celebrated Inuit artist Peter Pitseolak (1902-1973). The piece was collected by John Norman Stuart Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir as a consequence of his service in the late 1930s for the Hudson’s Bay Company in Cape Dorset, Baffin Island. National Museums Scotland accession number: K.1997.433 a&b