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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) PhD studentship for Shugborough Hall, the Ansons and the eighteenth-century Atlantic economy


Applications are invited for an AHRC CDA doctoral studentship offered by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, to start in the October or January of the 2020-21 academic year.

The studentship will be based in the Faculty of History. The successful applicant, will work on a collaborative project co-led by Dr Andrew Thompson (act25@cam.ac.uk), Faculty of History and co-supervisor, Sarah Kay, National Trust.

The studentship will involve examining the connections between landed estates and the Atlantic economy through a specific case-study; the web of social relationships that bound landed society together and the importance of capital, perhaps derived from slavery, for securing good marriages and social advancement; the domestic awareness of empire and its structures; the changing perceptions of landed estates and how best to represent their complex and entwined histories in the present.

This project would suit applicants with a strong interest in the history of Britain in the eighteenth century, perhaps with interests in global and maritime history or the history of race.

Further details of the project and its aims can be found on the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP website: https://www.oocdtp.ac.uk/shugborough-hall-ansons-and-eighteenth-century-atlantic-economy

Funding:

Full DTP studentships, for candidates who meet the AHRC residency requirements, will provide an annual maintenance grant to cover living costs (£15,009 pa at current rates) and will fully cover university tuition fees.

Fees-only studentships are available for applicants ordinarily resident in an EU country other than the UK, but applicants can also apply for maintenance grant funding from other sources. For more details, see: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding.

Application process:

All applications will need to be made through the University Graduate Application Portal: http://www.2020.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/hihipdhis

Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for 'Shugborough Hall, the Ansons and the eighteenth-century Atlantic economy' and the supervisor leading the project (Dr Thompson). When applying for study through the Graduate Applicant Portal, you must indicate that you would like to be considered for funding and complete the AHRC section under "Funding". You will also need to complete the OOC DTP Application Form and upload it as an additional document when completing your application through the portal. Application fee of £65 applies.

Application deadline: 7 January 2020

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please visit https://www.oocdtp.ac.uk/how-to-apply.

Informal enquires about the project should be directed to the University supervisor (act25@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference GA20767 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.