PhD in the political history of early twentieth century Britain

Applications are invited for a fees-only PhD studentship in the field of the political history of early twentieth-century Britain. The successful applicant will be expected to make use of the JH Whitley collection in the University of Huddersfield archives. JH Whitley was a prominent Liberal politician. In 1917, he was appointed to chair a committee to report on 'the Relations of Employers and Employees' in the wake of the establishment of the shop stewards movement and the widespread protest action against dilution. He served as speaker of the House of Commons in the 1920s. Research projects on any theme relating to Whitley's life and times will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to help publicise and organise events related to the Whitley collection. Potential applicants are welcome to contact any of History's specialists in modern British history to discuss potential projects. The University of Huddersfield has a generous package of research development funds for research students to enable attendance at conferences and public engagement activities. History has about 20 research students and has an energetic and sociable research culture, in which the successful applicant would be expected to participate.

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Published on: 
1 Jul 2013