PhD Studentship: Colour in the New Kingdom Town

22 April 2013


Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD studentship offered as a collaborative doctoral award between the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology (Ref:1328786). The deadline for applications is 24 May 2013.

The PhD studentship on 'Colour in the New Kingdom Town: the Technology of Painted Vernacular Architecture at Amara West and Tell el-Amarna, and its Implications' will address unresolved questions about the production, procurement and use of materials in ancient Egyptian painting through study and comparison of vernacular painting from Tell el-Amarna, Egypt and material from current British Museum excavations at the near contemporary town at Amara West, Sudan.

The student will be registered at UCL and supervised by Ian Freestone (UCL Institute of Archaeology), Janet Ambers (British Museum Department of Conservation and Science) and Neal Spencer (Keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and Director of the Museum’s excavations at Amara West).

Any enquiries about the studentship and the application process may be directed to the Institute's Graduate Programmes Administrator, Lisa Daniel.

Each year the AHRC provides funding from the UK Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities. AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards are intended to encourage and develop collaboration and partnerships between Higher Education Institution (HEI) departments and non-academic organisations and businesses, providing opportunities for doctoral students to gain first hand experience of work outside an academic environment.