[csaa-forum] PhD scholarship opportunity - Stories of Hope and Action: Climate change futures explored through narrative practices in an Australian museum

Emily Potter e.potter at deakin.edu.au
Thu Apr 8 13:11:44 ACST 2021

Calling for expressions of interest in an HDR scholarship at Deakin University:

Stories of Hope and Action: Climate change futures explored through narrative practices in an Australian museum

The Climate Change Communication and Narratives Network in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University is seeking EOIs for a fully funded PhD scholarship that will explore the role of narrative practices in a museum context to inspire action on climate change.

Project details
This project will work to create a real-time analysis of the Sydney Powerhouse Museum’s forthcoming ‘100 Conversations’ installation, that aims to grow a substantial video archive of climate change thought leaders communicating their ideas for action, hope, and solutions to climate change. Undertaking deep content analysis and applying critical frameworks for understanding climate change communication to the interviews and exhibition curation, the project will examine the capacities of these climate change narratives to promote and inspire the action that is so critically needed on climate change. It will also investigate the contemporary role of museums in enhancing climate literacy and climate action. The project will advance our understanding of the role of storytelling and narrative in documenting and galvanising inclusive responses to the climate emergency and creating change at both individual and system levels.

The Climate Change Communication and Narratives Network is an interdisciplinary network of humanities, social science and creative arts scholars, critically focused on the politics and practices of climate change narration and communication in a time of climate emergency.  See more here: https://www.cccnn.org.au/

Scholarship and candidate information
Successful candidates will receive scholarships of $28,600 p.a. for 3 years. The scholarship will start in 2021 and is for full time applicants only.

The successful candidate will have a First Class honours degree, or equivalent, and a disciplinary background in communication studies, museum studies, narrative studies or cultural studies, as well as an interest in partnership-based research. A background in climate change scholarship would be an advantage.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we require prospective candidates to hold Australian citizenship or be international students currently residing in Australia.

Application dates
An EOI needs to be submitted by 1 May 2021.
Further information and forms: https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/faculties/artsed/research

Associate Professor Emily Potter (e.potter at deakin.edu.au<mailto:e.potter at deakin.edu.au>)
Dr Gabi Mocatta (gabi.mocatta at deakin.edu.au<mailto:gabi.mocatta at deakin.edu.au>)

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