PhD studentships in global history (particularly linked with the CArchipelago project)

The Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 AHRC PhD studentships over a five-year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. This is a new collaboration between the University of Leicester, the University of Nottingham, the University of Birmingham, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and Birmingham City University.

The Doctoral Training Partnership provides research candidates with enhanced mentoring, subject and skills training (including cross-institutional training), and support in preparing for a career. Professor Clare Anderson (ca26@le.ac.uk) invites expressions of interest (before 13 December 2013) from current or recent MA students who wish to pursue doctoral studies in imperial or global history. She is especially keen to sponsor applications from students interested in working on projects that intersect with the CArchipelago project, including the history of migration and coerced labour, crime and punishment in British colonies, the convict hulks in Britain, and the 'liberated Africans' of West Africa and the Caribbean.

The deadline for AHRC funding applications is Thursday 9 January 2014, by which time students must have applied for a place in the relevant department at the University of Leicester and have provided two references. For more information about the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Centre and for details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas please visit the consortium's website www.midlands3cities.ac.uk.

28 Nov 2013