Digital Cultural Heritage Cluster News: Literature House PhD Opportunity

Street view of the John Knox House on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Edinburgh City of Literature

The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University have partnered with the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust to offer an exciting, fully funded collaborative PhD opportunity. The Trust is planning to create a ‘Literature House’ in Edinburgh, which will be a venue for discovering and celebrating the literature of Scotland in all its forms. 

This PhD studentship will allow the holder to focus on researching the history and variety of ‘Literature Houses’ across the world, on the roles played by such venues now, and on how they might work in the future. 

The programme’s supervisory team involves Prof James Loxley (CDCS Digital Cultural Heritage cluster member, University of Edinburgh), Dr Tara Thomson (Napier), and Ali Bowden (Director, City of Literature Trust). The programme includes six months working in the Trust’s headquarters as well as involvement in the planning and development of the Literature House proposal.

Application deadline: 1 November 2020 

Click here for full details of this opportunity / how to apply  

More about the Literature House project (Edinburgh City of Literature)