[Air-L] Oxford OII-Ruskin Funded DPhil Position / Artists and the Internet

Eric Meyer eric.meyer at oii.ox.ac.uk
Mon Dec 1 01:50:00 PST 2014

Please distribute widely, particularly to any potentially interested British or European applicants you might know:

The Oxford Internet Institute and the Ruskin School of Art in partnership with DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society) invite applications for a three year doctoral studentship which will lead to a DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences at the University of Oxford beginning in the academic year 2015-16.

The successful student will be located primarily at the Oxford Internet Institute in Oxford, but will also be required to spend periods of time at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford and DACS in London as part of this Knowledge Exchange (KE) Studentship. The student will also be affiliated with St Catherine's College, Oxford and a member of St Catherine's Middle Common Room (MCR).

This three-year doctoral studentship will aim to use a variety of sources and methods to investigate opportunities for transforming the economic and policy-making landscape for artists. In doing so the successful applicant might address some of the following key research themes and approaches:
*       The relationship between working artists and the public as mediated by the Internet, and how new online markets are altering the traditional roles of artists, arts organisations, art fans, and art buyers
*       How historic and contemporary data from DACS can be analysed, transformed, visualised, and communicated to understand better the changing economic landscape for working artists
*       How theories emerging from the aesthetic turn in the social sciences can be applied to understand better the ways DACS and other arts organisations work with artists
*       How the experiences of various members of the art world are being transformed by uses of the Internet, and what the policy implications of these transformations might be
*       Policy-related questions concerning artists' revenues, copyright protections and exceptions in the UK, EU and elsewhere, and governmental policy towards art and arts funding
*       Developing novel approaches to working with quantitative data to contribute to contemporary art discourse
*       Using qualitative approaches to understand more comprehensively the role of the Internet in the working practices of contemporary artists and arts organisations

Applicants are welcome to suggest other areas of research that would capitalise on the unprecedented access to DACS and working artists offered by this studentship.
The award pays all tuition and college fees for home (UK) or EU applicants. Those students who satisfy the ESRC residency requirements will receive the full award including a yearly stipend (approximately £14,000 for 2015-16). Students who do not meet the residency requirements will receive a fees-only award.
The closing date for applications is noon (UK time) 23 January 2015.
For more details, including how to apply and eligibility rules, please see:

Professor Eric T. Meyer
Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Email: eric.meyer at oii.ox.ac.uk<mailto:eric.meyer at oii.ox.ac.uk>
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