Jobs and studentships

26 Jan 2015

PhD studentship at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), University of Hull. This is one of three studentships linked to a joint collaborative research project funded by the AHRC entitled 'The Antislavery Usable Past', the other studentships being based at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and the University of Nottingham. The aim of the project is to use the study of past anti-slavery strategies to inform today's movement against global slavery and human trafficking.

26 Jan 2015

PhD in the School of Law at Queen's University, Belfast

The antislavery movement is at a crossroads between the past and present. Having received a grant of £1.84 million from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), we seek to mobilise elements of the past to understand the present and shape the future of the contemporary antislavery movement. Applications from the UK and European Union are invited to apply to undertake a PhD within the School of Law at Queen's University, Belfast, under the direction of Professor Jean Allain.

15 Jan 2015

Post-doctoral fellowships in historical studies

The Thomas Arthur Arnold Fund for Excellence in Historical Research at the Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel, will award two post-doctoral fellowships in historical studies.
The one-year fellowships of $30,000 each will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year. Fellows will work with a senior faculty member from the School of History or an historian from a department at Tel Aviv University (subject to the terms of the Fund).
15 Jan 2015

Post-doctoral fellowships to highly distinguished scholars

The Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University, will award two post-doctoral fellowships to highly distinguished scholars.
The one-year fellowships of $30,000 each will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year, with the possibility of an extension for a second year. Fellows will work with a senior faculty member from the Zvi Yavetz School of History or from any of its associated departments.
12 Jan 2015

University of Nottingham AHRC-funded postdoctoral fellowship

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow to be based in the Department of American and Canadian Studies. The successful applicant will join a collaborative academic project, funded by the AHRC under its 'Care for the Future' theme and entitled 'The Antislavery Usable Past'. It will unearth the details of past antislavery strategies (including 18th/19th-century American and British) and translate their lessons and legacies for the movement against contemporary global slavery and human trafficking.

15 Dec 2014

Volunteers for A Hackney Autobiography: Remembering Centerprise

On the Record is looking for dedicated volunteers to record and research memories and publications associated with Centerprise, a unique cultural institution that operated in Hackney from 1971 - 2012.
12 Dec 2014

8 Slavery PhD Scholarships at University of Hull

The Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation is an interdisciplinary institute that generates world class research and provides a forum for academic discourse and interaction that advances public understanding of both historic and contemporary slavery, and thereby informing political and social change.

The following projects are available in this year's PhD Scholarship competition:


11 Dec 2014

Archives By-Fellowships

Up to three Archives By-Fellowships available for one term (8 weeks) each during the academic year 2015/16 which are open to researchers engaged in academic projects at a post doctoral level or at a more senior level. The Archives By-Fellow's research must demand extensive use of papers in the Churchill Archives Centre (see

Applications are made to the Churchill College’s Archives Committee which then makes recommendations to the Fellowship Electors of Churchill College.

28 Nov 2014

Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship

In order to maintain our position at the forefront of academia, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, has created up to twenty Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship positions. These are open to candidates with a track record of the highest calibre research and who have the potential to be research leaders of the future in any academic area.

26 Nov 2014

Associate Professorship and Official Fellowship in Modern United States History

St Peter's College and the Faculty of History, University of Oxford

Applications are invited for a permanent full-time Associate Professorship in the field of Modern United States History. The post is tenable from 1 October 2015 and will be offered in conjunction with an Official Fellowship in History at St Peter's College. It will be based mainly at St Peter's College with some responsibilities carried out at the History Faculty.