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Settlement Change and Climatic Fluctuations in the East Anglian Breckland c.1000BC – 1600 AD (WILLIAMSON-HIS20CHASE)

Project Description

The University of East Anglia and Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department invite applications for a Collaborative Doctoral Award on ‘Settlement change and climatic fluctuations in the East Anglian Breckland, c. 1000 BC – 1600 AD’.

This PhD research project will focus on changing patterns of settlement and land use in the East Anglian Breckland in the longue durée and the extent to which these can be associated with climatic change. Can landscape developments in a ‘marginal’ environment be explained in terms of climatic fluctuation? And what might this tell us about the complexities of environmental change at different spatial scales? The award holder will have extensive skills training, close research supervision by public sector and academic partners, and unique access to the data and user experiences which are needed to answer these questions. Applicants must hold an MA in archaeology, landscape history or historical geography. Applications from individuals with experience of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) are especially welcome.

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Type of programme: PhD
Start date of project: October 2020.
Mode of study: full time or part time
Studentship length: 3 years. (3 year studentships have a (non-funded) 1 year ‘registration only’ period).
Location: UEA.
Entry requirements:
a) acceptable first degree in archaeology, landscape history, historical geography, or related subject
b) standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1.
Funding : Selected for funding by the CHASE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. Eligible candidates will be considered for an AHRC PhD studentship. Usually, UK and EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years are eligible for a full award, which pays tuition fees and research/development costs as well as a stipend. The stipend will be paid at standard UKRI rates as a minimum.

Funding Notes

Directly funded Project (European Students Only) (this means funding has been confirmed specifically for this project either from a grant or directly awarded studentship but is open to UK/EU applicants only)

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