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  Church and civil courts in late medieval and early modern Scotland
  Dr A Wilson, Dr J Armstrong
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will advance our understanding of the operation of the law, and of legal specialists, in Scotland from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth century.
  Cognitive penetration and the rationality of perception
  Dr L Moretti
Applications accepted all year round

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Philosophers have claimed that the content of perceptual experiences is penetrable (i.e. can be influenced) by other mental sates of the subject (e.g.
  Female Sociability and Civic Society: Friendship and Social Control in Calvinist Geneva
  Dr W Naphy, Prof K Friedrich
Applications accepted all year round

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Geneva’s outstanding archival collections allow for the study of the lives and socio-cultural roles of women unrivalled outside of Italy.
  Images in the medical and life sciences
  Dr U Stegmann, Dr L Moretti
Applications accepted all year round

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Pictorial representations and images (e.g. photographs and diagrams) are common in the medical and life sciences. Examples include fMRI images and micrographs.
  Images of a Foreign Land. Scotland, Poland-Lithuania and the Problem of Cultural Transfer
  Prof R Frost, Prof K Friedrich
Application Deadline: 15 September 2020

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One of the most intriguing aspects of the relationship between Poland-Lithuania and Scotland in the early modern period is the way in which the substantial migration of Scots to Poland-Lithuania affected the image of Poland-Lithuania in Scotland, and the image of Scotland in Poland-Lithuania.
  Irish Liberalism in the long nineteenth-century
  Dr C Barr, Prof M Brown
Application Deadline: 15 September 2020

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This project is intended to investigate the ideology, development, decline and practical activities of Irish liberalism in the long nineteenth century.
  Local Business, Global Empire: A study of the interactions of the local and the global British Empire in the nineteenth and twentieth century
  Dr A Dilley
Applications accepted all year round

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The interplay of the global and the local have become major themes in global and imperial history, In recent years scholars studying the history of the British empire in particular, have sought to push beyond the study national units to consider how particular localities and regions engaged with and were shaped by their interactions with a global empire.
  Sex Equality in Sports
  Dr F Luzzi
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It is a widely accepted view that where sex is not relevant, the exclusion of members belonging to a certain sex from participating in areas of social life amounts to unjust discrimination.
  The Aberdeen Enlightenment
  Prof M Brown
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Founded in 1758 to discuss philosophical subjects, the Aberdeen Philosophical Society (known as the ‘Wise Club’) boasted a membership drawn from the professional elite of Aberdeen and the north east of Scotland that included Thomas Reid, George Campbell, John Gregory, David Skene, Alexander Gerard and James Beattie.
  The Ethos of Crusade in Late Medieval Scotland
  Dr A MacDonald, Dr ML Ehrenschwendtner
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Crusade is a neglected theme in the historiography of medieval Scotland. Despite being a key aspect of life in Latin Christendom, there has been only one monograph relating to the Scottish dimension of crusading, now 35 years old (Alan Macquarrie, Scotland and the Crusades 1095-1560 (1984)).
  Varieties of Epistemic Injustice
  Dr F Luzzi, Dr L Moretti
Application Deadline: 15 September 2020

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The notion of epistemic injustice — the injustice done to someone in their capacity as a knower — has attracted increasing attention since it was influentially discussed by Miranda Fricker in ‘Epistemic Injustice.
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