Funded Doctoral Opportunity

Funded Doctoral Opportunity

Relational Practices and the Tavistock Institute’s Archive

Relational Practices and the Tavistock Institute’s Archive

We are excited to announce a funded PhD project under the Arts and Humanities Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) scheme in collaboration with the Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University (C-DaRE), which presents a unique opportunity to develop arts practice-led research based on the archives of the Tavistock Institute.

Do any of the following pique your interest?

  • Using embodied practice to delve deeply and newly into a unique set of records that documents the Institute’s unique multi-disciplinary approach to the study of relational practices (in community cohesion and organisational development).
  • Developing new embodied methodologies for archival practice and in the socio-political potential of such methodologies for disrupting hegemonic narratives.
  • Contributing new research and findings to the Tavistock Institute’s Arts and Organisation stream, which recognises both the artist’s role as societal change agent and the value of new concepts and methods emerging from arts practice-led research that focus on the experiential dimension of social and human relations.

The aims of the project are to extend existing creative practice-led research in the Tavistock Institute’s archive through a focus on embodiment. The aim of collaborating with C-DaRE on this project is to engage with the latest developments in dance research, especially new transdisciplinary practice-led research into embodied modes of enquiry.

Applications for the 2022 entry will be open from 18 October. The deadline to submit funding applications is 12 January 2022 (noon GMT/UTC).

More detailed information on how to apply is at the Midlands4Cities Collaborative Doctoral Awards.

If you have any questions you would like to ask about the opportunity, please contact Juliet Scott.

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