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Imaginative histories and geographies of Britain in British politics, 1945-2020


Project Description

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2020/21 Academic Year.

It has been suggested that a narrow majority of citizens voted for Brexit in 2016 because of imaginative histories and geographies of Britain – ‘Great Britain’, ‘Island Britain’, ‘Global Britain’ – that were promoted by elites and held by citizens. Analysing data from Hansard and Mass Observation, this project aims to understand the role of imaginative histories and geographies of Britain in British politics from 1945 to 2020. What has been the relationship between elite and popular images and narratives of Britain? What has been the relationship between these images and narratives on the one hand, and political outcomes on the other?

Skills Required

The student would need a 2.1 or above in Human Geography, Political Science, History, or a related discipline. They would need training in qualitative methods and especially discourse analysis, which a good degree in one of these disciplines should have provided.

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 4.00pm on 23rd January 2020. The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at: http://southcoastdtp.ac.uk/apply/

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above. For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at

Funding Notes

Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15009 (2019/20 UKRI rate), plus payment of all programme fees. Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found at View Website.

Funding is for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students). Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at View Website).

Residential Eligibility

We are able to recruit a limited number of overseas and EU students in Economics or Advanced Quantitative Methods. In all other areas, students must be considered as UK resident.

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