Jobs and studentships
Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a full-time PhD Studentship in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, starting in September 2017. Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship on The Air Disaster in Post-War Britain, c. 1940-1990, which will be co-supervised by Dr Tom Crook and Dr Viviane Quirke. This proposed PhD project offers an outstanding student the chance to conduct research into an entirely neglected aspect of the history of risk and the culture of safety in post-war Britain: the aeroplane crash or “air disaster”.
The Somerset County History Trust has secured funding to appoint a researcher for 12 months for a fixed fee of £26,500.
The person appointed will undertake high quality original research of the parishes of Staplegrove and Norton Fitzwarren, near Taunton, to the standard required for the Victoria County History. You will then use this research to create the draft chapters on the two parishes for inclusion in Volume XIII of the Somerset VCH. The two parishes have a rich and varied history.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is the international organisation which commemorates the 1.7 million men and women who lost their lives while serving with Commonwealth forces in the First and Second World Wars. Our cemeteries and memorials can be found in more than 150 countries around the world.
One Gurnee Hart Scholarship each for academic years 2017/18 and 2018/19 will be offered to a Masters candidate in History or historical studies at the University of Cambridge, UK, to an applicant accepted for membership at Jesus College. The scholarship is worth up to £5000 for the year. Preference will be given to applicants who have indicated Jesus College as their first College choice in their University application. Current students who are members of Jesus College are also eligible to apply. The candidate, who will be of considerable distinction, will be selected by Jesus College.
This scholarship will be awarded to an applicant of outstanding merit who has been accepted by Jesus College to study a one-year course in the Humanities or Social Sciences. The scholarship will contribute £4,000. The recipient will be selected by Jesus College. Preference will be given to applicants who have indicated Jesus College as their first College choice in their University application, and to have applied to the Graduate Admissions Office no later than 31 January 2017.
PhD funding is available for the British Library’s collaborative doctoral partnership project with Queen Mary University of London on “Hans Sloane’s Books: an early Enlightenment library and its material relationships”.