PhD Studentship Available in Live Music

I have been contacted to publicise an excellent opportunity for someone after a funded PhD into the live music industry in Bristol. If anyone is interested, contact me in the first instance – and I will pass details on. Details below

PhD Studentships

UWE is offering a part-time PhD Studentship in Popular Music and Everyday Life as part of the Bristol Live Independent Music Archive Project (BLIMA).

The Studentship comprises an annual bursary of £3,000 plus tuition fees paid for up to five years.


BLIMA has been set up to compile an archive of the city of Bristol’s live independent music scene, from 1950 to the present. The archive is to be an invaluable resource for researchers and historians of popular culture, music, and everyday life. It contains primary materials connected to live events held at venues through the city. Contributions could involve such activities as conducting interviews, organising research events, collecting and collating archival material.


Applications are invited from candidates who wish to conduct research in one or more of the following areas:

  • Live performance and locality
  • Music as everyday experience
  • Identity and hybridity
  • Genre and independence in music

For more info, click here.

About Paul Carr

Academic working at the University of Glamorgan
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