Our European Training Network “Participatory Memory Practices. Concepts, strategies, and media infrastructures for envisioning socially inclusive potential futures of European Societies through culture” (POEM) invites applications for 13 PhD fellowships with international focus to be funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie ITN Action as part of the H2020 Programme of the European Commission.
Two of the PhD fellowships will be hosted at our department at the Cyprus University of Technology / Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου
PhD 5 Sharing vs. collecting? Perceptions of photographs online
The project will develop an understanding of current practices of online photo sharing by investigating people’s perceptions, attitudes, and expectations and their engagement with different Internet platforms. The emphasis is placed on why, how, where and with whom people share photographs and the functions of everyday photography. This project creates knowledge about the perceptions, attitudes, and expectations of online contributors of photography and point towards ways that users can be encouraged to contribute in a meaningful manner to collective online repositories of free-use images. Knowledge and experience with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies will be considered an advantage.
PhD 9 Uses of digital cultural heritage databases for people’s memory and identity work
The research project will study how online photographic archives maintained by memory forming institutions (such as museums, archives, and galleries) are used by people and how they may influence national, local, and individual memories and identities. More specifically it examines how people use online photographic archives in memory forming institutions and the meanings of these uses. Understanding the reasons why people use online cultural resources found in memory forming institutions and pointing towards ways that users can be encouraged to use digital cultural heritage resources in a meaningful manner is of special interest for this project.
More information about all PhD Fellowships and procedures for applying can be found here: