The University of Glasgow is delighted to invite applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship examining the history of the Edinburgh International Television Festival and its annual MacTaggart Lecture.

The project is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow and The TV Foundation, the charitable division of the Edinburgh TV Festival dedicated to supporting the television industry, and has been fully-funded by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) for a duration of 42 months.

The project will address key developments that have occurred in television history (1976-present) through an examination of the Edinburgh International Television Festival archive and the annual James MacTaggart Memorial Lectures. High profile speakers have included Dennis Potter, The Murdochs, and Michaela Coel. The EITF archive and annual lectures offer a unique opportunity to examine the history of the festival and its role in shaping television history whilst scoping a new field of study on the ‘television festival’.

The selected candidate will be supervised by Dr Amy Holdsworth and Dr Lisa Kelly (University of Glasgow) and Campbell Glennie (Managing Director, Edinburgh TV Festival / The TV Foundation).  The project will include work placements with The TV Foundation (based in London) and at the annual Edinburgh International TV Festival.

Postgraduate qualifications are not necessary if you have a 2:1 undergraduate degree and relevant industry experience.

For more details on the PhD and how to apply, please visit the website

Application deadline: 3rd July 2020