The National Archives has been awarded an allocation of three Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships (CDPs), due to start in October 2020.
CDPs are PhD studentships jointly supervised by heritage organisations and Higher Education institutions, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Each student has at least one supervisor at The National Archives and one at a university. These studentships are fully funded, with tuition fees and a maintenance grant covered by the AHRC and additional travel expenses available from The National Archives.
They are currently inviting applications for the following PhD projects in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Leeds and the University of Reading:
A) Refugees, religion and diplomacy in early modern Europe
Jointly supervised by Professor Catherine Fletcher, Manchester Metropolitan University and Ruth Selman, The National Archives. This project will investigate the agency of Catholic exiles and refugees in Anglo-Roman diplomacy in the strained century-and-a-half following Henry VIII’s break with Rome. Exploring the roles of individuals, institutions and mediators in diplomacy, the project assesses their activities at key turning points in the 16th and 17th centuries.
The closing date for applications is Monday 6 July 2020.
B) British State Provision of Prosthetic Limbs and the Two World Wars
Jointly supervised by Dr Jessica Meyer, University of Leeds and Dr Laura Robson-Mainwaring, The National Archives. The PhD student will explore how the experiences of British limbless ex-servicemen of the two world wars both shaped, and were shaped by, politics, social relations and the economy.
The closing date for applications is Friday 26 June 2020.
C) Prosecuting Piracy in Peacetime: Crime, Empire, and the High Court of Admiralty, 1607-1618
Jointly supervised by Dr Richard Blakemore, University of Reading, and Dr Daniel Gosling, The National Archives. By studying the criminal branch of the High Court of Admiralty, the PhD student will explore the relationship between law, crime, and empire in the early modern maritime world.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 21 June 2020.
Read more on the CDP scheme and how to apply here: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/jobs/student-and-work-placements/collaborative-doctoral-partnerships/
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