PhD Studentship: Cultural Heritage Protection: Innovative Tools and Methods

University of Leeds

Funded PhD project: Worldwide (International, UK and EU)
Value: Funding covers the cost of fees and provides a maintenance of £14,553 for the 2017/18 academic year. Funding duration is 3 years.
Number of awards: 1
Deadline: ongoing
Supervisors: Contact Dr Gehan Selim or Professor Stephen Garrity to discuss this project further informally.

Project description

Iconic heritage is globally threatened by terror, climate change, rampant commercialisation, overexploitation, and significant disinvestment. The global Instability across cities has prompted calls for the protection of culture and archaeological heritage as a political, economic and global challenge. With the increasing rate of destruction of heritage sites, digital preservation of historic artefacts has arisen as an international priority. There are strategies, practices, and skills that can protect, develop and sustain these places. Digitisation of heritage through customs, photo archives, film footage, oral history documentaries, and buildings has become central for the preservation of national identity and effective tool in undermining radical ideologies in marginalized communities. The use of online platforms and virtual exhibitions is ever increasing.

This project engages with wide international grounds and multilayers of trans-disciplinary research between Architecture and Structural studies. The project seeks to address how contemporary liberal states should respond to cultural heritage demands and how these practices play a crucial role in the construction and maintenance of individual and group identity. Other pivotal aspects are to investigate the influence of the local community attachment towards heritage, to understand the local community involvement in heritage management.

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), and/or a Master's degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline.

How to apply

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information section that the PhD you wish to be considered for is the 'Cultural Heritage Protection: Innovative tools and methods’ as well as Dr Gehan Selim as your proposed supervisor.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office, e: phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)113 343 8000.

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