The project offers a doctoral student the opportunity to work with Dr Stephanie Bunn at the University of St Andrews and Dr Fiona Kerlogue at the Horniman Museum on an exceptional collection of felt textiles gathered by curator and traveller Mary Burkett in the 1960s and 1970s from the Middle East and Afghanistan and housed at the Museum.

The research will be both field-based and archival and involve a 12 month fieldwork period in Iran. The studentship covers fees and a stipend over 3 years. The successful candidate must hold a good degree in Social Anthropology, Iranian Studies, Textile History, or similar fields. It is anticipated that the student may have some knowledge of Persian.

The application process is in two stages:

  1. In the first instance, you will have to apply to the University of St Andrews as soon as possible. You should be offered a place to be able to proceed to the next stage.
  2. You should then send a letter of application, outlining your qualifications for the research, with an example of your work and a short proposal for conducting the research in Iran (before end of May 2016).

The start date for the studentship is October 2016.

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