Apply by April 17 for an International PhD Student Award @ExeterCIGH

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The deadline (April 17) is fast approaching to apply for an international PhD student award, through which you can become a crucial part of the Centre for Imperial and Global History.

We offer internationally-recognised supervision with geographical coverage from staff across African, Asian (including Chinese), Middle Eastern, North American, Latin American, European, Imperial, and Global history from early-modern to contemporary eras. We have strong inter-disciplinary links with colleagues across the humanities and social sciences at Exeter, particularly with the Centre for War, State and Society and the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. The Centre has 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

You can see some of our current PhD students here. 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.

For more details and to apply for international PhD studentships at Exeter, click here.

PGR open day – we’re holding an open day for potential PGRs from 1-4pm on 8 March in Amory B106. The purpose of the open day is to network with staff and current postgraduate students within the History department and get a sense of what opportunities are available for postgraduate study at Exeter (both postgraduate taught and postgraduate research). If you are interested in attending please could you RSVP to David Thackeray (

If you have any questions about doctoral research in History at the University of Exeter, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Research David Thackeray (

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