PhD Studentship: An historical and contemporary study of the work of the International Bible Reading Association
Applications are invited for a fully-funded, full-time, PhD studentship at the University of Worcester in the History of Religion and Education. This is one of a number of research projects in competition for one PhD Studentship. The project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. Please see the additional advertisements for details on the other research projects available.
An historical and contemporary study of the work of the International Bible Reading Association
The International Bible Reading Association (IBRA) was founded by the Sunday School Union (SSU) under the leadership of Charles Waters in 1882. Since then the International Bible Reading Association has circulated annually a list of daily Bible readings and commentary notes across the world. At its peak in 1910 IBRA had a million subscribers.
This project would engage the PhD research in reconstructing the complex and international history of IBRA using the extant sources held by the Cadbury Research Library and IBRA’s host organisation, Christian Education. Additionally, IBRA’s ongoing work and impact will be critically evaluated.
The History of Religion and Education is a particular area of strength in research within the Institute of Education at the University of Worcester. Led by Professor Stephen Parker, a very successful submission to REF2104 was made under this heading. Currently, Professor Parker is leading a Leverhulme Trust-funded project on the history of religious education broadcasting in Britain. As a research student in the history of religion and education you would be joining a group of other doctoral students working on a range of topics in the field. Moreover, you will become part of our dynamic and engaged research student body in Education as a whole.
For further details and for an application form visit: http://www.worcester.ac.uk/researchstudentships
For an informal discussion about the studentship please contact Professor Stephen Parker (email: [Email Address Removed])
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Katherine Bruce (email: [Email Address Removed] or tel: +44 1905 54 2182)
The successful applicant will receive a tax free bursary of £ 13863.00 per annum and a fee waiver from the University of Worcester.