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Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Collaborative Doctoral Award: The black and mixed ethnicity presence in British politics, 1750-1850

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Wednesday, January 08, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The Open University has available an AHRC funded PhD studentship through the Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP consortium to start 2020/1. It is a collaborative award with the History of Parliament Trust on ‘The black and mixed ethnicity presence in British politics, 1750-1850.’

There is today a move to restore Black and mixed ethnicity (BME) people to their rightful place in British history, yet few BME individuals have been identified in formal or extra-parliamentary British politics. This doctoral thesis will aim to identify, quantify and analyse the BME presence in British politics and political culture more broadly.

The Open University is internationally recognized for innovative research across the Arts and Humanities. We host a number of major AHRC- and ESRC-funded research projects. We have a strong commitment to cross-disciplinary work, to national and international public engagement, and to creative partnerships with a range of non-university partners.

The History of Parliament Trust specialises in researching and publishing reference works on the history of the Westminster-based Parliament. It has an international reputation for the value and quality of its research and its resources, online and published on the British parliament, are unparalleled. The Trust will bring considerable experience to the research and supervision of this doctoral studentship.

How to apply

• Anyone interested in applying should follow the link to the consortium website: https://www.oocdtp.ac.uk/collaborative-doctoral-awards.
• For general enquiries about this studentship please contact Amanda Goodrich: .
• For general enquiries related to the Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP, please contact Professor Paul Lawrence, Deputy Director, Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP ()
• Completed application forms, together with a Research Proposal and a covering letter indicating your suitability and reasons for applying must be sent to
• Application forms are available from http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/how-to-apply.

Closing date: noon 8 January 2020

Equal opportunity is University Policy.

Funding Notes

Awards for UK residents cover all tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant at the standard RCUK rate (£15,009 p.a. in 2019/20). Awards for EU citizens who are ordinarily resident in the UK, if eligible, are fees-only.

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