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AHRC CDA Doctoral Studentship for Peter Oliver and the Miniature in Stuart England

last modified Nov 15, 2018 10:01 AM

Applications are invited for an AHRC CDA doctoral studentship offered by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. The successful applicant will work on a collaborative project co-led by Dr Alexander Marr (, Department of History of Art and Catharine MacLeod, National Portrait Gallery.

The studentship will aim, for the first time, to study Peter Oliver in detail and in context. It has three main components: a catalogue raisonée of his miniatures and drawings; an investigation of his technique, which will be undertaken in collaboration with conservators at the Hamilton Kerr Institute (Cambridge) and the conservation department of the National Portrait Gallery; and the reconstruction of Oliver's biography and an analysis of his work in context.

A summary of the project can be found here:

Funding: Full DTP studentships, for candidates who meet the AHRC residency requirements, will provide an annual maintenance grant to cover living costs (£14,777 pa at current rates) and will fully cover university tuition fees.

Fees-only studentships are available for applicants ordinarily resident in an EU country other than the UK, but applicants can also apply for maintenance grant funding from other sources. For more details, see:

Application process: All applications will need to be made through the University Graduate Application Portal:

Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for 'Peter Oliver and the Miniature in Stuart England AHRC CDA' and the supervisor leading the project (Dr Marr). When applying for study through the Graduate Applicant Portal, you must indicate that you would like to be considered for funding and complete the AHRC section under "Funding". You will also need to complete the OOC DTP Supplementary Questions Form and upload it as an additional document when completing your application through the portal. Application fee of £60 applies.

Informal enquires about the project should be directed to the supervisor. Applications need to be submitted by the funding deadline, 3 January 2019.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

Please quote reference GA17340 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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