Category Archives: Uncategorized


SEAHA provide fully-funded four-year integrated MRes and PhD studentships to eligible students.  All studentships are advertised as separate research projects and will be announced throughout the year; note that we do not have one application period.

To receive notifications for new studentships when advertised, please subscribe to our studentship alert mailing list at the bottom of the page.

Information on how to apply can be found here>>

Volunteer opportunity- membership recruitment

The Mausolea & Monuments Trust welcomes volunteer involvement and is currently looking to obtain the services of a volunteer who can assist in its membership recruitment.

The post will appeal to an individual who has some experience of membership management and an up-to-date knowledge of modern social media communications methods.

If you would like to discuss this voluntary post contact:

Chairman Ian Johnson on (01308 426382)  or

Carrie Leigh on (020 7384 9321)

Civita Institute 2018-2019 Northeast Chapter Fellowships

The Northeast Chapter of the Civita Institute offers one and two month fellowships for independent study in the Italian hill town of Civita di Bagnoregio. NE Chapter fellowships are open to architects and allied arts professionals, urban planners and landscape architects, visual and performing artists, environmental and agricultural stewards, archaeologists, historians and writers, who reside in ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ or PA.

Application Deadline: April 2, 2018

For more information and to apply, please visit:

PhD Project: Investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture

PhD Project: Investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture

Project Description

Brutalist Architecture (such as Erno-Goldfinger’s Grade II*-listed, Trellick and Balfron Towers in London) marks an important architectural approach that dominated the architecture movement in the 1950s –1970s, which capitalised on the raw texture of the building materials and the particular composition of building geometries. These buildings represent a formidable heritage and our concern as architects is to preserve them as a faithful evidence from our past, to be consigned to future generations. At the same time, in order to preserve the memory, architecture must be working and being engaged with activities and users, which often results in the need of maintenance, refurbishment, and conservation. Among these activities, energy efficiency retrofit becomes particularly relevant, as it involves major questions related to energy performance and climate change.

English Brutalist Architecture represents one of the most challenging subjects when considering energy efficiency retrofit. The concrete skin, a single unprotected layer constituted by a unique material brutally exhibited, is one of the most important features of a Brutalist building. Several questions arise when considering a Brutalist building for an energy efficiency retrofit. One of the main questions arising concerns the preservation of the Brutalist aesthetic while improving the energy performance of the building skin. This research, therefore, aims at investigating how material technologies and environmental strategies can preserve the unique character of the Brutalist buildings and achieve energy efficiency.

Tools aimed at computationally simulating environmental conditions have been evolving during recent years. Emphasis on using environmental simulation results can provide continuous feedback for the design process. Through developing virtual modelling methodology for existing Brutalist building(s), this research project will attempt to investigate not only spatial and morphological features, but also it will incorporate environmental data in order to perform simulation. At the same time, these buildings will be researched using measurement based technologies. The research will thus investigate the most innovative materials and environmental technologies and their design potential in energy efficiency retrofitting and impact on the preservation of Brutalist buildings character.

How to apply:
We welcome applications from highly motivated prospective students who are committed to develop outstanding research outcomes. You can apply online at Please quote project code ACES4310218 in your application form.

Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA)

The eleventh biennial Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA) ceremony will be held in 2018 and we are now seeking project nominations.

We are seeking nominations in 7 categories both conceptual and built which demonstrate innovative and forward thinking design solutions.

Aberdeenshire is passionate about ensuring that our built environment is of the highest quality, fuelled by cutting edge design which ensures that people are at the heart of all developments in our area. The environment in which we live is of the upmost importance, human beings thrive in buildings and developments where both functionality and beauty are considered equally. The awards seek to highlight and raise the profile of good design in Aberdeenshire.

As part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People, we are also asking the next generation of designers and architects to focus on the needs of our older residents.

Details on categories and how to submit can be found at the following link 

Closing Date for submissions 23rd February 2018
Telephone 01467 628632

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage

Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology invite applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage. This position is to be held jointly with the Cogut Center for the Humanities for a term of two years beginning in July 2017. We seek exceptional junior scholars who augment or complement the present strengths and diversity of our communities at Brown University, and who enhance our commitment to inclusive education and research.

We are particularly interested in archaeologists who approach cultural heritage as an interdisciplinary field devoted to the many dimensions of cultural heritage, in particular as material, intangible, emotional, and intellectual. We wish to encourage engagements with cultural and material heritage that challenge dominant nationalist and other ideological frameworks and incorporate the active participation of local communities and marginalized peoples in heritage discourses and representations. We can also envision teaching, advising and research that from a critical perspective on cultural heritage explore topics such as: authenticity, identity, ideology, ownership, commodification, culture and conflict, trauma and memorialization, indigenous rights, and hybridity and cosmopolitanism.

Applicants will have received a Ph.D. within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, or Cultural Studies. Fellows will and teach two courses each year (which will be cross-listed in the Cogut Center’s Humanities course offerings). The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. Fellows will receive a stipend of $61,500, with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year.

All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions of 3-4 proposed courses, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by March 15, 2017.  Applications received by March 15, 2017 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at  There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information click here…

Bursary places for CPD course on Traditional Slate and Tile Roofs

Understanding and Inspecting Traditional Slate and Tile Roofs
A two day CPD course introducing those involved in the specification and inspection of historic buildings to traditional roofing materials and methods. Held at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle on 8 & 9 February 2017.

A limited number of reduced price places (£90) are available for early career professionals, students and unwaged attendees. Contact Pete at to book a reduced price place.

PhD Research Opportunities 2017/18

For its intake of postgraduate research students, the Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment is particularly keen to receive applications addressing the topics for Art and Design and for the Built Environment.

Applicants are also encouraged to contact the supervisor(s)/contact(s) associated with particular projects and research areas in sufficient time in advance of applying before the deadline of 24th February 2017, in order to receive feedback on their proposal drafts. Contact details for University staff can be found at

See the Application Guidance here…

Assessing and predicting natural environmental impacts on Hadrian’s Wall

Doctoral Training Partnership: Assessing and predicting natural environmental impacts on cultural heritage landscapes: a case study on Hadrian’s Wall

The overall aim of the research project is to assess the vulnerability of tangible cultural heritage to natural hazards under a changing climate regime, demonstrating this on an iconic monument of international renown. To achieve the aim, the study will address the following objectives:

1. Review the state of the art in spatio-temporal landscape modelling and appraise the suitability of existing and alternative datasets of the Wall;
2. Construct fully integrated, coherent 3D time series for characteristic sites on the Wall that are at risk to natural environmental processes;
3. Extend the time series by predictive modelling of inherent natural environmental processes under different future climate change scenarios;
4. Interpret the impact of historic evolution and future projection on the tangible cultural heritage.

Find out more here…

14 fully-funded PhD Studentships in Heritage Studies

The Heritage Consortium (Bradford, Hull, Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Teesside universities) invites high-quality proposals for up to 14 PhD studentships tenable for three years from 1 October 2017.

The Consortium invites research proposals in and across the boundaries of the following subject areas, relating to Heritage:

  • Archaeology
  • Archives
  • Cultural History
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies & Popular Culture
  • Economic & Social History
  • Heritage Management
  • Museum & Gallery Studies

See application procedure and deadline here…

Trainee Heritage Flint and Brick-worker placement opportunity, Suffolk / East Anglia Region

NHTG Building Traditional Skills Resilience Community in England Bursary Scheme

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor F.A. Valiant and Son Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out flint and brick-work repairs at a range of sites in the Suffolk/East Anglia region.The Placement will be based at various projects in East Anglia carrying out flint and brickwork repairs, repointing and other work as required on suitable heritage projects in the Region. The candidate will be provided with a broad range of learning opportunities to obtain suitable skills and evidence working towards a level 3 Heritage Skills NVQ Diploma in brickwork. F. A. Valiant is a specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor with a wide portfolio of public and private clients.

This placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Application closing date: 05/08/16 Find out more and apply here

Archaeology and Heritage Management

With access to the Greater Manchester Historic Environment Record database, with more than 17,000 entries, the Historic Landscape Characterisation database for the Manchester city region (with more an 40,000 centuries) and over 2000 specialist developer-funded archaeological reports the Centre has a rich resource for Post Graduate students researching archaeology in the planning process. Centre staff have more than 30 years of experience in archaeology in the planning process and have particular expertise in the archaeology of the Mesolithic, Roman, Post-Medieval and Industrial periods. We would welcome research proposals that explore the databases available, as well as the period material but in particular would welcome proposals on the following topics:

  • The practice of heritage management and archaeology
  • The value of planning archaeology to the public, academia and industry
  • Thematic or period studies of sites and material culture

for this and other research opportunities see the University of Salford website