Exeter PhD Funding in Imperial and Global History – Early Feb. Deadlines

ExeterSeeking PhD funding in the fields of World, Global, Imperial or Transnational History?

Please consider the following funding opportunities at the University of Exeter:

·       College of Humanities Doctoral Scholarships (up to 12 awards, plus 2 International Scholarships)  

·       ESRC South West Doctoral Training Consortium (up to 20 1+3 and 3 year awards).

·       One Leverhulme ‘1989 after 1989: Rethinking the Fall of State Socialism’ project doctoral award

·       One AHRC Globalism Goes Social project doctoral award

History at the University of Exeter has two research centres in the broad field of world history: the Centre for Imperial and Global History (led by Professor Andrew Thompson), and the Centre for War, State and Society (led by Professor Martin Thomas). Both offer internationally-recognised supervision with geographical coverage from 30 staff across African, Asian (including Chinese), Middle Eastern, North American, Latin American, Imperial, and European history from early-modern to contemporary eras, comprising of one of the largest groups of imperial and global historians currently working in the UK.

The Centres have particular research interests in: 

·          Globalisation’s past and present

·          Comparative empires and transnationalism

·          Humanitarianism, development and human rights

·          Law and colonialism

·          Political economy and the imperial state

·          Europe, decolonisation and the legacies of empire

·          The impact of armed conflict on society

·          Colonial warfare and counterinsurgency

·          Maritime history 

Both Centres have a strong inter-disciplinary links across the humanities and social sciences, including with the newly established Centre for South Asian Research. More information about the research centres, and our current students, can be found on the following pages: http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/research/centres/imperialandglobal/about/


The doctoral research community is also supported by the new Global and Imperial Research Network, led by our ESRC Future Leader Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Gareth Curless  http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/research/groups/imperialandglobal/network/

If you have any questions about doctoral research in these Centres at the University of Exeter, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Research Stacey Hynd (s.hynd@exeter.ac.uk) or the Centre directors (a.s.thompson@exeter.ac.uk, martin.c.thomas@exeter.ac.uk).

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