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Arctic Domus PhD studentship

01 July - 15 October 2013

The Department of Anthropology is offering one three-year PhD studentship to work on a project about human-animal relations in the circumpolar North.

The Department of Anthropology is offering one three-year PhD studentship to work on a project about human-animal relations in the circumpolar North. The position will start either in January 2014 or October 2014 and be based in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. The studentship will include full UK/EU fees and a maintenance stipend set at RCUK rates, funds to support conference travel and fieldwork, and a small equipment budget. The project will consider the possibility of paying the full overseas fees of an non-EU applicant depending on the quality of the application. The studentship form part of a 5-year project (2012-2017) funded by the European Research Council entitled ‘Arctic Domestication: Emplacing Human/Animal relations in the Circumpolar North. 

‘Arctic Domestication’ aims to develop a new language to describe how communities of people and communities of animals invigorate life in Northern Places. Through fieldwork in seven settings from the Russian Federation, Canada, Alaska, and Fennoscandia we hope to document the wide variety of relationship between people and animals. The project will build on existing metaphors of animal agency, personhood, enskillment, embodiment and luck in order to build bridges between the disciplines of ethnography, science studies, environmental archaeology, genetics and zooarchaeology. The studentship is designed to play an integral role in uniting small teams of scholars working in specific regions. The core of the application should be a research project which integrates knowledge of a particular setting with one or more of the disciplines within the project.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2013.

Full information on the studentship can be found on this website.  On the bottom of the same page applicants can find examples of possible student subprojects, and a description of the project.

Contact:

David Anderson   david.anderson@abdn.ac.uk


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