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The Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute inviting applications for PhD Studentship

Published: 22nd June 2011.

The Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE) invites high quality applications for a PhD studentship in related disciplines to commence in October 2011. Applicants will need to demonstrate outstanding performance at both undergraduate (preferably first class honours) and postgraduate (MA) levels. This 3-year studentship will offer students high quality supervision in one of our key research areas. As part of their application process, prospective candidates will be required to submit a PhD proposal in one of the following areas:

  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Performance and Production
  • Play and Serious Gaming
  • Social Media and Network Politics

CoDE is a network of academics working in media theory and network culture, media archaeology, digital music and video, fine arts, video games, production and performance, serious gaming and digital text, combined with scientific contributions from colleagues involved with design and technology, audio engineering and computer design and animation.

The Institute fosters a critical and experimental interdisciplinary research environment and through projects, seminars and published research aims to explore the role of current and emerging technologies in a creative context.

CoDE is a crucible for thinking outside traditional disciplinary boundaries and a catalyst for establishing connections with industry and local, national and international communities. Its location in Cambridge provides it with excellent potential for collaboration with entertainment, technological, scientific, arts and the heritage industries.

Successful applicants will receive a bursary at the AHRC rate*; a fee waiver; and access to dedicated postgraduate office space.

*2011 rates are to be published. For more information visit: 


CoDE: PhD Studentship

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