A fully-funded doctoral scholarship, tenable at the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (University of East Anglia) under the supervision of Dr Anne Haour, will be available commencing October 2012, linked to the project Crossroads of empires.
The PhD scholarship will cover fees (UK/EU or International) and maintenance for three years, plus some fieldwork and conference costs. The topic, to be finalised in discussion with members of the Crossroads team, will fall within the following areas:
– ethnographic studies of craft practices;
– medieval and post-medieval archaeology of the Niger Valley;
– museum collections of the central Sahel;
– cultural heritage in West Africa.
Full details and an application form will be available in late February, with an anticipated application deadline of 1st April.