Funded PhD Opportunity Early Modern History

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Subject: History

Summary

There are PhD opportunities in Early Modern History in topics related to the Spanish Empire, the Colonization of the Americas, and Royal/Princely Courts, from the 15th to the 19th century. The preferred geographical areas would be: Italy, Spain, France, North and South Americas. Possible subjects could be: trans-cultural and trans-national relations; migrations and Diasporas; diplomacy; symbolic forms of political communication (including the various uses of propaganda, pageantry, ideologies, mythologies, and art); rituals and ceremonies; and material culture.

There is also expertise in projects in early modern Britain and Ireland on the cultural and social history of supernatural mentalities, from ghosts, to fairies, to witchcraft, popular and elite magic, and demonology; religion and politics of the late 17th and early 18th century; as well as eighteenth century medicine, the enlightenment, and magical healing; the eighteenth century culture of improvement, socialibility and politeness; and in seventeenth and eighteenth century Irish hospitals and parliamentary legislation.

Essential Criteria

  • Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) Degree from a UK institution (or overseas award deemed equivalent via UK NARIC)
  • Experience using research methods or other approaches relevant to the subject domain
  • Sound understanding of subject area as evidenced by a comprehensive research proposal
  • A comprehensive and articulate personal statement

Desirable Criteria

If the University receives a large number of applicants for the project, the following desirable criteria may be applied to shortlist applicants for interview.

  • First Class Honours (1st) Degree
  • Masters at 65%
  • For VCRS Awards, Masters at 75%
  • Experience using research methods or other approaches relevant to the subject domain
  • Sound understanding of subject area as evidenced by a comprehensive research proposal
  • A comprehensive and articulate personal statement

Funding

    DFE

    The scholarship will cover tuition fees at the Home rate and a maintenance allowance of £ 14,777 per annum for three years. EU applicants will only be eligible for the fees component of the studentship (no maintenance award is provided).  For Non EU nationals the candidate must be "settled" in the UK.

Other information

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Key Dates

Submission Deadline
Monday 19 February 2018
Interview Date
mid March 2018

Contact Supervisor

Dr Gabriel Guarino

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Apply online

Visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline and quote reference number #238508 when applying for this PhD opportunity