The Australia ICOMOS / University of Canberra Heritage Studies PhD Scholarship

Australia ICOMOS and the University of Canberra have partnered to offer an exciting PhD opportunity

A 3-year stipend scholarship will be offered to an exceptional candidate who will pursue a doctoral project that responds to the Australia ICOMOS strategic agenda, expands thinking around heritage in Australia and produces a legacy of research data and analysis that has the potential to influence practice, policy and conceptual/theoretical innovation.

The supervisory panel for the project will be led by Professor Tracy Ireland and include relevant experts from academia and Australia ICOMOS, negotiated with the successful candidate to best support their project. The PhD can be pursued via a range of approaches: including traditional thesis, by publication, or through a practice based approach to produce research artefact(s) and exegesis.

The candidate would be based in the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, Faculty of Arts and Design, at the University of Canberra (UC). UC developed Australia’s first courses in heritage and conservation commencing in 1978 and today hosts a diverse array of programs and funded research projects specialising in multi and interdisciplinary research crossing boundaries of critical heritage, science and technology, creative arts, digital humanities, design and sustainability. Current and recent projects include: ARC Linkage Heritage of the Air, ARC Linkage Laser Ablation for Conservation and Restoration of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Sustainable Shine Dome, Digital Modelling for Climate Resilience for the Old Great North Road, Ginninderry Living Lab Research Framework, Haig Park Experiments-Urban Activations. The Centre for Creative and Cultural Research hosts a cohort of over 40 PhD scholars working in a range of disciplines, providing research support, access to funding for conferences and fieldwork, a seminar series and a rich calendar of training workshops, boot camps, and weekly ‘shut up and write’.

Expressions of interest for this opportunity have now closed.