Fully funded Ph.D. scholarship for Nigerian scholar in our project "The Benin Bronzes. Globalising the colonial looting of art”
We are pleased to announce (subject to final approval) a scholarship of up to 36 months for a Nigerian national to work both in Nigeria and with our research team in Hamburg/Germany on a research project covering the looting, collecting and exhibition of the well-known bronze sculptures from Benin. Our special focus will lie on their significance in a colonial context. We are looking particularly for a historian who is willing to undertake research for a Ph.D. in history, working on the occupation of Benin City by British forces in 1897 and the looting of the city as well as the ways in which the artefacts were distributed amongst the colonial forces and removed from the colony and brought to Europe.
An application including a CV, a provisional proposal (5 pages max) with preliminary ideas about the individual research project, a sample of prior writing and two letters of reference (including the names and addresses -incl. email- of the referees), and a short statement explaining the motivation for this particular research project should be sent to the office of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection of candidates will commence on August 13th 2017 until the position is filled.
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