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Durham University

Department of Geography

News Archive

Research Associate - Ref: 1958

(22 May 2007)

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has recently awarded a research grant entitled ‘Tales of the Frontier: Political representations and Practices inspired by Hadrian’s Wall’ to Dr Richard Hingley (Archaeology, Durham), Co-investigators , Dr Divya Tolia-Kelly (Geography, Durham) and Dr. Rob Witcher (Archaeology, Durham).
The main objectives of this project are to: Explore and document the relationship between discourse and visual and material culture through a study of the ways in which Hadrian’s Wall and its landscape has been experienced and represented from the time of Bede (C8) to the present day; Develop an inter-disciplinary approach to pursue the articulation of a number of distinct but related theoretical and methodological perspectives, emanating from disciplines such as archaeology, classics, literary theory, history and cultural geography.

You will have a PhD in archaeology, history or a related subject, have experience of fieldwork, landscape theory and/or databases. This post is fixed term for 24 months.

Salary: £26,666 per annum

Closing Date: 11th June 2007