AHRC PhD Studentship

Applications are invited for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) studentship commencing in autumn 2013 entitled ‘The Diplomatic Family at Home and Abroad’ to be supervised by Dr Helen McCarthy (School of History QMUL) Professor Amanda Vickery (School of History QMUL) and Professor Patrick Salmon (Chief Historian Foreign and Commonwealth Office). This award is the first of two CDA studentships on the theme of Social and Cultural Change in the British Diplomatic Service since 1945 to be offered in partnership between the School of History at QMUL and the FCO Historians.   

The project aims to reconstruct the diverse experiences of the men women and children who married or were born into the British Diplomatic Service after 1945. It will explore the distinctive dynamics of family life both in overseas postings and at home whilst asking more broadly about the contribution which family members have made to the representational work of diplomacy and to the fostering of strong diplomatic communities. The project will situate the lives of diplomatic families in wider debates about Britain’s global status and the changing structures and frameworks for international diplomacy as well as shifting attitudes towards gender roles family forms and intergenerational relationships.   

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Published on: 
5 Jun 2013