HOME AND RELIGION: SPACE, PRACTICE AND COMMUNITY IN LONDON FROM THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
Centre for Studies of Home
Queen Mary, University of London and The Geffrye Museum of the Home
- Religious life in the urban home, 1600-1800
Supervised by Caroline Bowden (History, QMUL) and Tessa Whitehouse (English, QMUL); Eleanor John and Danielle Patton (Geffrye Museum)
- New spiritualities and domestic life c.1855-1939
Supervised by Rhodri Hayward (History, QMUL) and Suzanne Hobson (English, QMUL); Emma Hardy and Janice Welch (Geffrye Museum)
- Judaism in the suburban home 1945-1975
Supervised by Nadia Valman (English, QMUL) and Alison Blunt (Geography, QMUL); Alex Gordon-Jones and Megan Mitchell (Geffrye Museum)
- Interfaith connections at home: domestic space, practice and dialogue in contemporary London
Supervised by Alison Blunt and Alastair Owens (Geography, QMUL); Hannah Fleming and Laura Bedford (Geffrye Museum)
Applications are invited for four doctoral studentships commencing on 1 October 2015 based in the Schools of Geography, History and English and Drama at QMUL in collaboration with The Geffrye Museum of the Home via the Centre for Studies of Home. The three year award covers fees and an annual maintenance grant. Full details about the studentships and how to apply are available here. A further AHRC CDA studentship in partnership between the Schools of Geography and History at QMUL and the Bank of England will also start in October 2015.
The Research Programme
The four AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award studentships will be based at the Centre for Studies of Home, a partnership between Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and The Geffrye Museum of the Home. They will be supervised by academics in English, Geography and History at QMUL and co-supervisors in Collections, Learning and Engagement at the Geffrye. The four projects will investigate (i) the connections between home and religion for a wide range of communities in London and (ii) the role of domestic space and practice in fostering connections within and between different faith communities over time. The projects not only explore the connections, differences and encounters between faith communities at home (for Christian and Jewish minorities, 1600-1800, and Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities in contemporary London), but also the significance of new domestic spaces and practices for particular faith communities (for Theosophists and Pentecostalists, 1855-1939, and suburban Jewry, 1945-1975). The projects will lead to the re-interpretation of the galleries, new archival material for the collections and the development of learning resources at the Geffrye.
How to Apply
Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree and normally have completed a Masters degree by October 2015, in geography, history, literary studies, religious studies or another relevant discipline. Applicants need to satisfy AHRC eligibility requirements (see the AHRC Student Funding Guide). For full details about the studentship and how to apply are available here.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 23 February and interviews will be held at Queen Mary, University of London in March.
For further information, please contact Alison Blunt (firstname.lastname@example.org).