Arts PhD researchers win prestigious placements

Two doctoral researchers in the arts at Plymouth University have been awarded prestigious placements to complement their programmes of study.

Coral Manton has been awarded a placement by the British Library to investigate possibilities for the PhD thesis in multimedia and non-text forms, and how a national database of UK doctoral theses can record and make accessible these non-text research outputs. Coral is located in the i-DAT research group and her Director of Studies is Professor Mike Phillips.

Steven Paige has been awarded a placement at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, through the AHRC’s International Placement Scheme. He is exploring archival moving image material, both analogue and digital, as a resource for cultural learning by developing aesthetic strategies for its performative re-enactment. Steven is located in the Performance.Experience.Presence (P.E.P) research group and his Director of Studies is Professor Roberta Mock.


Coral and Steven are both members of the AHRC-funded 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training. 3D3 is a collaborative consortium – with students at Plymouth University, Falmouth University and UWE Bristol – which focuses exclusively on practice-led research in the digital arts, design and performance.

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