Riksbankens PhD Studentship



Applications are invited for a PhD studentship to undertake research on the Anglophone plantation world in the long eighteenth-century. The Studentship will be based at the University of South Wales.

The Studentship forms part of a three-year research project “Places for Making, Places for Taking: Metals in the Global Eighteenth Century”, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Sweden) and directed by Professor Göran Rydén (Uppsala University) and Professor Chris Evans (University of South Wales). The holder of the PhD Studentship will join a project team made up of Rydén, Evans and a PhD student at Uppsala University.

The successful applicant will undertake a stand-alone piece of research on the provisioning of the plantation world in the British Caribbean, focusing particularly on the consumption of metal tools and processing equipment, their design, and their manufacture in Europe.

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in History and ideally a masters’ degree in history or a cognate subject area.

The Studentship is to support full-time study for three years. It is worth £15,000 per annum, from which tuition fees (£3,943 in 2013-2014) will be deducted.

Informal enquiries can be made to Chris Evans at [email protected]  

Further particulars can be found at http://jobs.southwales.ac.uk/internal/vacancies/634/riskbankens_phd_studentship/university_of_south_wales/

Deadline for applications: Friday, 4th October 2013

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