Literature House PhD Opportunity
The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University have
partnered with the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust to
offer an exciting, fully funded collaborative PhD opportunity.
As part of the thriving literary quarter at Edinburgh's
Netherbow on the Royal Mile, the Trust is planning to create a
'Literature House', which will be a venue for discovering and
celebrating the literature of Scotland in all its forms.
Having worked with Edinburgh Napier University and the
University of Edinburgh to develop the Literature House and
Literary Quarter as immersive digitally-mediated experiences, the
Trust is looking to further this partnership by appointing a PhD
researcher who can help support their strategic goals.
This PhD studentship will allow the holder to focus on
researching the history and variety of 'Literature Houses' across
the world, and will situate the Edinburgh Literature House within
this. They will also help to establish a context for how the
Literature House could meet the needs of communities and
stakeholders in an era of rapid technological change.
The programme's supervisory team includes Professor James Loxley
(CDCS Digital Cultural Heritage cluster member, University of
Edinburgh), Dr Tara Thomson (Napier), and Ali Bowden (Director,
Edinburgh City of Literature Trust). The programme includes six
months working in the Trust's headquarters as well as involvement
in the planning and development of the Literature House
The studentship will include fees and a stipend for maintenance
costs for 3.5 years of study. The student will be formally enrolled
at Edinburgh Napier University, and co-supervised by a team of
three project partners from ENU, UoE and ECoL.
The closing date for applications is 5pm
on 1 November 2020.
Applications should be submitted via Edinburgh Napier
University's Research Degrees website, following the link for
full-time application to Creative Industries. Shortlisted
applicants will be invited to interview, likely by online video
For more details, see the Edinburgh City of Literature Trust
The studentship starting date is 1 March 2021.