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University of Dundee, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 12 University of Dundee, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

The Scottish Sheriff Court in the Seventeenth Century

Sheriff courts were the key regional nodes of both civil and criminal justice in early modern Scotland, but neither they nor their work have been subject to sustained modern analysis. Read more

Scotland’s diaspora – was there social justice for the ‘failed’ immigrant in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries?

The creation of clubs and societies organised around ethnicity characterised the Scottish diasporic experience, both for those who received alms and for those who sought a means through which to meet and socialise with other Scots. Read more

Normative modelling of resting-state EEG across the lifespan for application in the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease

With a rapidly aging human population worldwide, neurodegenerative diseases represent a pressing medical and societal concern. Given the increase in life expectancy, dementia is expected to affect almost 152 million people by 2050 (Alzheimer’s Disease International, 2018). Read more

Language development in early childhood: Precursors of the transition to literacy

Early language skills are known to contribute to later reading acquisition. This project will examine how variation in early language affects the transition to literacy among children developing typically or atypically due to factors such as neurodiversity or socio-economic status. Read more

Language development in early childhood: Exploring the quality of interactions with adults and peers

A connection between a child’s early language development and the learning environment is well established. What is less clear is how specific environments and experiences affect the linguistic skills of young children with resulting effects on their later conceptual understanding and language use. Read more

Perspectives on reality as processes and event - from Heidegger to non-duality and beyond

What if our reality was fundamentally dynamic and interrelated - a process? Current developments in both science and technology provide abundant data and arguments for such a dynamic reconceptualization of reality. Read more

Transnational social movements and the struggles against settler colonialism in Southern Africa

The project provides an opportunity to examine the roles, motivations, and impacts of twentieth century transnational social movements, that were involved in the struggles to end white-minority rule in Southern Africa (eg. Read more

Evaluating the Just Transition to effect policy change

It is an undeniable fact that the world faces environmental and climate crises of epic proportions. What is also clear to see is the social and political impacts of these crises across states and societies. Read more

Truth and Being Laid Bare: The Use of Nudity in Philosophy

In this project, we want to investigate the notions of ‘naked’ or ‘nude’ in relation to the fields of epistemology, ontology, political philosophy, philosophy of law or aesthetics, or some combination of these fields. Read more
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