postdoc Media Arts London

5 year Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Media Arts
Royal Holloway University of London

ADAPT Project (The Adoption of new Technological Arrays in the Production of Broadcast Television) Full time, fixed term (5 years) Salary is in the range £32,558 to £38,432 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant (ADAPT Project) in the Media Arts Department.

RHUL

We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher specialising in the history of technology for the ADAPT project led by Professor John Ellis. This five-year project will research the history of the technological arrays involved in television programme production, concentrating on the users and the role played by technologies in shaping programmes. The researcher will pay a key role in managing and shaping ADAPT (The Adoption of new Technological Arrays in the Production of Broadcast Television) which is funded by the European Research Council with a budget of €1.6 million.

The researcher will take responsibility for producing an account, mainly from written sources, of innovations in film and video technologies (mainly in the UK) from 1960 to the present. The researcher will also co-ordinate the interviewing of TV professionals and the filming of extensive reconstructions of working practices.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in the areas of either television or the history of technology.  They should also have experience and skills in written archive.

This is a full time post, available from 1st August 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of five years. The post is subject to a signed contract from funder. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor John Ellis on john.ellis AT rhul.ac.uk.

Please quote the reference: X0513/7038

Closing Date:  Midnight, Monday 10th June 2013

Interview Date: Wednesday 26th June 2013

Study abroad in England

Seminar in Freedom of Speech. COMM 3983/5193.

This special three-week seminar will be offered July 7-July 27, 2013 at the University of Cambridge (ten days) and the University of Oxford (ten days). It is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and other members of the intellectual community. The seminar will focus on the history and philosophy of freedom of expression, examining the arguments about individual liberty and community order in republics from Plato to the present. We will be reading selected works and discussing the ideas of writers such as Plato, Machiavelli, Milton, Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Hume, Burgh, Price, Priestley, Blackstone, Bentham, Mill, Jefferson, Madison, Wortman, Kant, Constant, Tocqueville, Hegel, Grimke, Schofield, Schroeder, Chafee, Meiklejohn, Marcuse, Emerson, Haiman, Gates, MacKinnon and others. Seminar members will receive the reading materials in late May and will have ample opportunity to do additional background reading before leaving for Cambridge.

Students also will be offered an additional course COMM 4903/5903 Special Problems to pursue individual research that can best be investigated while at Oxford and Cambridge on such topics as British Public Address, Rhetoric of Irish Independence, BBC Programming, Foreign Films, British Rhetorical Theory, Legal Communication, International NGOs, and Communication and Culture. The curriculum will be designed with each student before departure to meet their intellectual and educational needs.

Accommodations for students will be in Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Brasenose College, Oxford (private room). There will be two field trips to London, where we will visit the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court, the Tower of London, and Hyde Park Speakers’ Corner, as well as day trips to Ely and to Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon for a Shakespeare Tour.

For further information: see the University of Arkansas study abroad site, or Facebook page. Or contact Professor Stephen Smith: Libertas AT uark.edu

Fairleigh Dickinson Study Abroad in England

Are you a graduate student in communication looking to earn 3 credits for a 12-day study abroad experience in England for Summer 2012?

Then please consider CCOM 7070 International Corporate Communication and Culture offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University‘s Wroxton College located in Oxfordshire, England, from May 21 – June 2, 2012.

The course consists of invited speakers, case studies, site visits, and trips to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford. The main objective of the course is make students familiar with the cultural, historical, and political contexts in which international business transactions take place. Students will have two full-day opportunities to work with students from the MA in Corporate Communication offered by the University of West London. Students will also attend a day of seminars at the Harris-Manchester College of Oxford University ending with High Dinner with the Oxford students.

Wroxton College is the British campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, situated in the ancestral home of Lord North in Oxfordshire. The main College building is Wroxton Abbey, a fully modernized Jacobean mansion on 56 acres of its own lawns, lakes and woodlands. Originally constructed as an Augustinian priory in 1215, Wroxton Abbey has accommodated several British monarchs and statespeople such as Theodore Roosevelt. It now houses the College’s classrooms and seminar rooms, the library, fully modernized student lodging facilities, and computer laboratories.

At Fairleigh Dickinson University, participating students are drawn from the MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication and the MA in Organizational Behavior.Students from other universities and colleges are warmly invited to register with permission of the course leader, Gary Radford.

Full details about the course, tuition and fees, photographs, and programs from prior years, can be found at Fairleigh Dickinson’s page (follow the link “Study in England, Summer 2012”)

or email for more information.

Gary P. Radford, Ph. D.
Professor of Communication Studies
Editor, Atlantic Journal of Communication

Department of Communication Studies
M-AB2-02
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison, NJ 07940

973-443-8648 / gradford@fdu.edu

Study abroad-England

Are you a graduate student in communication looking to earn 3 credits for a 12-day study abroad experience in England for Summer 2011?

Then please consider CCOM 7070 International Corporate Communication and Culture offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College located in Oxfordshire, England, from May 16-28, 2011.

The course consists of invited speakers, case studies, site visits, and trips to London, Stratford, and Oxford. The main objective of the course is make students familiar with the cultural, historical, and political contexts in which international business transactions take place.
Students will have two full-day opportunities to work with students from the MA in Corporate Communication offered by Thames Valley University (TVU), located in London, and will participate in a full-day program of events and speakers organized by TVU. Students will examine corporate communication related case studies conducted by UK practitioners which show how issues of culture, history, politics, and theory play out in business practice.
Students will also have the opportunity to attend a day of seminars at the Harris-Manchester College of Oxford University ending with High Dinner with the Oxford students. The 2011 seminar will also provide a theory component provided by UK academics which will address key differences in the ways Americans and Europeans approach the task of theorizing about communication and the implications of these differences for business.

Wroxton College is the British campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, situated in the ancestral home of Lord North in Oxfordshire. The main College building is Wroxton Abbey, a fully modernized Jacobean mansion on 56 acres of its own lawns, lakes and woodlands. Originally constructed as an Augustinian priory in 1215, Wroxton Abbey has accommodated several British monarchs and statespeople such as Theodore Roosevelt. It now houses the College’s classrooms and seminar rooms, the library, fully modernized student lodging facilities, and computer laboratories.

At Fairleigh Dickinson University, participating students are drawn from the MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication, the MBA program, and the MA in Organizational Behavior.Students from other universities and colleges are warmly invited to register with permission of the course leader, Gary Radford.

Full details about the course, tuition and fees, photographs, and programs from prior years, can be found at: http://www.fdu.edu/corpcomm (follow the link “Study in England, Summer 2011”)
or email gradford@fdu.edu for more information.

Gary P. Radford, Ph. D.
Professor of Communication Studies
Editor, Atlantic Journal of Communication
Department of Communication Studies
M-AB2-02
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison, NJ 07940
973-443-8648 / gradford@fdu.edu

PhD scholarships – Leeds

The Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds is offering a number of PhD Scholarships for study commencing in September/October 2011. The scholarships cover full maintenance and fees equivalent to the Home/EU rate, for a period of three years. They are intended to support full-time study leading to a PhD in any area of the Institute’s research activities, and are open to both home/EU and international applicants.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 1 May 2011.

See details or make other enquiries to ics-phd-admin@leeds.ac.uk