Working under the supervision of Dr Gottmann and as part of a team together with two postdoctoral scholars investigating East Asia and the Islamic World, the PhD student will contribute to a major research agenda drawing together global, technological, and social history. The project team will work together to advance fresh understandings of what makes for successful immigration, technological innovation and knowledge transfer in the early modern world. The student will be expected to develop their own case-study on the English-speaking world and thereby contribute to the European strand of the project led by Dr Gottmann. They will have a willingness to work across disciplines with a focus on material cultures and history of science and the capacity to identify and develop new source bases from working with archives and museums in Great Britain or Europe more broadly. Proposals for case studies based on other European regions and languages are equally welcome, but the project and thesis language are English.
Further details about the wider project are available upon request. Please contact Professor Charlotte Alston, Director of Research in History: [Email Address Removed]
Eligibility and How to Apply:
Please note eligibility requirement:
• Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
• Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
• Applicants cannot apply for this funding if currently engaged in Doctoral study at Northumbria or elsewhere.
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see
Please note: Applications that do not include a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words (not a copy of the advert), or that do not include the advert reference (e.g. FAC21/ADSS/HUMANITIES/GOTTMANN) will not be considered.
Deadline for applications: Monday 1st March 2021
Start Date: 1 October 2021
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