PhD Studentship (ERC funded) - Spaces of Occupation

The Department of History at the University of Nottingham invites applications from suitably-qualified candidates for a full-time studentship in 'Spaces of Occupation in Twentieth-Century Asia'. The successful candidate will develop a  spatial history  of foreign occupation in twentieth-century East and/or Southeast Asia. The studentship is offered through the ERC-funded project, Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth-Century Asia (COTCA), led by Dr Jeremy E. Taylor.

Details about the project can be found here:

This studentship fits within COTCA s Stream 3:  Spaces of Occupation in Twentieth-Century Asia'. The precise choice of research topic will lie with the student in consultation with supervisors, but it must employ a 'spatial history' approach to analyse the impact of foreign occupation on cultural expression in 20th-century East and/or Southeast Asia. It might be a specific study of occupation in an individual society, or it might be comparative or regional in focus. Integral to the COTCA Project is a Digital Archive. The successful candidate will contribute to building this, in conjunction with Dr Taylor, and IT specialists.

Tenable: 3 years from 1 April 2018, subject to satisfactory progress review. Annual stipend matching RCUK rates (£14,553 p.a. in 2017-18, updated annually), plus a one-off overseas fieldwork allowance of approximately £1,800, and a fee waiver for Home/EU fees.

Please apply via University of Nottingham PhD applications:

Include a personal statement (2,000 characters) and a research proposal (2,000 characters) on how the PhD will address COTCA s aims and objectives. Please enter 'COTCA studentship' as the source of funding, and Dr Jeremy Taylor as potential supervisor. The two references must address the applicant's suitability for a place on the course, and their suitability for the studentship.

Published on: 
9 Jan 2018