AHRC PhD Studentship: Home on the Rails: The design, fitting and decoration of train interiors in Britain, c.1920-1955

Open University

AHRC PhD Studentship in collaboration with National Railway Museum (Science Museum Group) and The Open University

Thinking about design and society in the twentieth century

This three-year, full-time studentship is an opportunity to examine the connections between the design in train interiors and the shifting concept of home. The studentship is subject to AHRC eligibility rules and allows the applicant to tailor the project.

You will be based for a portion of your studies at York and will work closely with the National Railway Museum staff, while being a student in Art History at The Open University. Please see the further particulars at http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/ahrc-phd-studentship-collaboration-national-railway-museum-science-museum-group-and-open-0.

You are welcome to discuss your application with a member of the supervision team, please contact Dr Clare Taylor (clare.taylor@open.ac.uk) using Home on the Rails in the subject line.

To apply, email (in Word or pdf) a full CV, sample of academic writing (maximum 3,000 words), a letter of 500 words outlining qualifications for the studentship and the contact details of two academic referees to research@sciencemuseum.ac.uk. Please use the subject heading ‘NRM/Open University’ in the subject line of the email.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit an OU application form prior to interview.

Interviews: 24 November 2016 to be held in York

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