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New Collaborative Doctoral Award


Applications Invited for AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with the Victoria and Albert Museum starting Autumn 2016

Project Title: Prince Albert, the Great Exhibition and its Aftermath in the Context of Anglo-German Cultural Relations

The Department of German is delighted to offer one AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with the Victoria & Albert Museum for 2016 entry. Supervised by Professor Rüdiger Görner, Department of German QMUL and Dr Heike Zech at the V&A,

This Award offers an exciting opportunity to pursue a fully funded PhD in the Department of German with one of the world's foremost museums.

This research project is to investigate the role of Prince Albert in preparing the Great Exhibition of 1851 and to examine and evaluate the relevant archival material in the UK and Germany. Archive material and the extraordinary collections of the V&A will be at the heart of the study, and the student will have privileged access to this resource. They will assess the significance of the Great Exhibition in terms of vision and displayed works for the foundation of the V&A in 1852 with specific reference to historic and contemporary objects produced in the German states that were acquired during the first decades of the museum’s existence.

For further particulars and details about how to apply please click here [PDF 49KB]

Enquiries should be made to Professor Rüdiger Görner (

Deadline: 5 pm, Wednesday 1st June 2016

Interviews: Interviews will be held on 24th June 2016.




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