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02.12. 2012



A number of openings exist for suitably qualified candidates to undertake doctoral research in the field of `Intercultural Studies' at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. All proposals will be assessed on merit, but we are particularly keen to develop projects in the following areas, located at the Chair of European Culture and
Heritage (Prof. Máiréad Nic Craith) and/or the Chair of Culture and Economy (Prof. Ullrich Kockel):

Intangible cultural heritage, especially issues concerning language(s)
Intercultural memoirs / autobiographies / autoethnography
Representations of heritage in different media/genres, including museums
Cultural aspects of place in boundary / frontier situations, including migration
Cultural resources and endogenous local/community development, including tourism
Comparative research on Scottish cultural heritages

Projects with an applied/policy orientation are particularly welcome. Regional foci of research in the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies are those areas where the main languages we teach – English, French, German and Spanish – are spoken, but projects with other regional foci will also be considered.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of English. Scholarships on a competitive basis are available for outstanding candidates. For initial discussions, please contact:
Prof. Máiréad Nic Craith (M.Nic_Craith@hw.ac.uk) or Prof. Ullrich Kockel (u.kockel@hw.ac.uk) directly, including a short CV and a project description of approximately 1,000 words, setting out the aims and objectives, rationale, methodology, and main sources of the project.