Ogston Postgraduate Music Scholarship
The scholarship is available for students commencing a full-time PhD in Music in September 2015. It is valued at £1,000 per annum for the 3 years duration of the degree. Scholarship is open to both Home and International students.
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Elphinstone Institute Funded Fee Waiver - Immigrant Ethnographies
Emigration has long occupied Scottish researchers – the Scots diaspora – but there is growing interest in immigration, the new and dynamic populations who contribute to reframed concepts of contemporary Scottish identity. This PhD research will result in a focused ethnography at the forefront of contemporary immigrant understanding on the creative expressions of settlers/immigrants and their performance of everyday life. More and more, various facets of life in Scotland exist as a result of the dynamic lifestyles and cultures of immigrants from around the world. The Elphinstone Institute’s focus on creative expression in Scotland gives it a unique position to meet the challenges of documenting and analysing both the everyday lives and the wider influences of immigrants today. This project will build on Folklore’s century-long history of immigrant research (e.g., Boatright, Dorson, Herrera-Sobek) and approach contemporary Scottish immigration with established ethnographic methodologies and relevant archiving practices.
- Vernacular belief
- Funerary practices
- Communications (traditional and electronic)
- Musical performance (sacred and secular)
- Interior design/architecture (i.e. how immigrants reshape interiors of physical homes in Scotland)
- Immigrant businesses
- Narratives of immigrant-experience (both of immigrants, and those of relatives/friends who have stayed in countries of origin)
The project would add to the Institute’s recent work on immigrant communities in Scotland and feed into a range of planned academic and public engagement initiatives.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to indicate their intention to apply for the scholarship when applying for a PhD in the Elphinstone Institute. Applications must be completed and submitted online by 17:00, Thursday 30th April 2015. The application form can be found on the following web-sitehttps://www.abdn.ac.uk/pgap/login.php.
Candidates should simultaneously register their desire to be considered by emailing the Graduate School Administrator, Ann Marie Johnston, at firstname.lastname@example.org.