Medicine, Emotion and Disease in History
The Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London is pleased to
announce a PhD studentship to cover fees and maintenance from 2012 to 2015.
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 generous maintenance grant at the rate paid by the
Wellcome Trust. 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.
The studentship will be awarded to an exceptional candidate proposing to undertake a programme of
doctoral research connected to the aims of the project. Applicants will normally have attained (or
expect to attain by the end of 2011-12) a Masters qualification that will equip them to pursue doctoral
research in this area.
The competition is open to applicants studying any historical period from the 16th century to the
Applicants should apply simultaneously for admission to an appropriate Queen Mary PhD programme.
An application form may be downloaded as a PDF or Word document; and on-line application is also
possible. For further details of how to apply to Queen Mary, see:
Applications should include the following documents:
• Completed application form
• Two References
• Proof of English language ability for overseas applicants from non-English speaking countries
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Research proposal (up to 1,500 words) – outlining research questions and proposed sources, and
explaining how the research will contribute to the aims of the project (see over).
It is intended that applicants wishing also to apply for general Queen Mary and/or AHRC PhD
studentships will be able to use the same materials. See:
All application materials should be sent to: The Admissions and Recruitment Office, Queen Mary
University of London, E1 4NS
Closing Date: 31 January 2012
Applications received after this date will still be considered for admission but will be too late to be
considered for the studentship competition. Short-listed candidates may be invited for interview.
Enquiries should be addressed to the Centre’s Research and Events Officer, Adam Wilkinson (firstname.lastname@example.org)