The Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions invites applications for two fully funded PhD studentships starting in September 2011.
Application deadline: 21 February 2011
Medicine, Emotion and Disease in History
This three-year studentship comprises part of a five-year Wellcome Trust Enhancement Award in the History of Medicine to fund a research project – ‘Medicine, Emotion and Disease in History’ – which investigates how theories, experiences, and expressions of passions and emotions have developed in medical contexts since the sixteenth century. The studentship is fully funded, providing a maintenance grant at the rate paid by the Wellcome Trust (starting at £21,629 during 2011-12). Fees are also covered by the Wellcome Trust, at the rate for home students. There will also be access to further funds for travel and research expenses.
Emotions and the Home in Modern Britain
This studentship will cover fees and maintenance (at the AHRC rate, which is currently £15,590) from 2011-2014, starting in September 2011. The project will be co-supervised by staff in the School of Geography (Professor Alison Blunt or Dr Alastair Owens), School of History (Dr Thomas Dixon, Dr Rhodri Hayward, or Professor Amanda Vickery) and the Geffrye Museum (Eleanor John). An appropriate supervisory team will be appointed based on the successful candidate’s exact topic.