National Maritime Museum/Cardiff University
Funded PhD studentship, AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership,
Sailor Art: Maritime Making in the Long Nineteenth Century
Supervisors: Professor Holly Furneaux, Cardiff University and Sue Prichard, Curator of Decorative Arts, National Maritime Museum (NMM).
We seek applications from outstanding postgraduate students for this collaborative doctoral award, which will start in October 2017.
This project will situate objects produced by sailors at the heart of current scholarly debates about gendered work and creativity, military masculinity, and citizenship. It will be the first consideration of NMM’s rich holdings of sailor craft. Work produced by Navy personnel will be compared with that of civilian sailors, and contextualised alongside soldier making, to explore servicemen’s distinctive skills, creativity and experience in the context of shifting attitudes to masculinity, empire and patriotism through the long nineteenth century. This interdisciplinary PhD is informed by the supervisors’ specialisms in decorative arts, curating, military and cultural history, and masculinity studies to offer a new approach to this unique body of creative work. The appointed student will have the opportunity to enhance the Museum’s cataloguing and interpretation of these objects and to contribute to museum programming, such as public talks, educational outreach and, potentially, an exhibition co-curated with the projects’ supervisors.
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