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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.
  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 of a Foreign Land. Scotland, Poland-Lithuania and the Problem of Cultural Transfer
  Prof R Frost, Prof K Friedrich
Application Deadline: 15 May 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 May 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.
  The Aberdeen Enlightenment
  Prof M Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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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
Applications accepted all year round

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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)).
  PhD Studentships in History, Classics and Archaeology

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History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck. Our department has a distinguished record as an international centre of excellence.
  CCTV surveillance and narrative in the smart city
  Dr R Bloomberg
Applications accepted all year round

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This project looks at the proposals for and practice of ubiquitous CCTV coverage in urban areas. It might understand these practices as amounting to a kind of documentary film studio.
  AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD in Archaeology. Shifting Sands: Kentish coastal heritage and communities in transition
  Dr E Williams
Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

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This project is jointly supervised by Dr Ellie Williams and Professor Peter Vujakovic at CCCU, and Lara Band and Helen Johnston at MOLA.
  Asylum Armada: Knowledge, Practice & Community Engagement in Participatory Documentary Practice - SACI0005
  Dr K MacLeod, Prof C Atton
Applications accepted all year round

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. The practice led project takes an applied, inter-disciplinary and creative approach to researching relationships of community engagement & documentary production.
  Writing the First World War at Britain’s Margins - SACI0006
  Dr A Frayn, Dr S Lyall
Applications accepted all year round

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. The First World War was a truly global conflict, despite the enduring attention paid to Western Front narratives representing allied powers.
  Writing War, Writing Internment - Interrogating the Creative Outputs of People Experiencing Life in Closed Settings - SACI0001
  Prof A Schwan, Dr A Frayn
Applications accepted all year round

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The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw the systematisation of wartime internment in an unprecedented manner. In the case of the First World War, for example, civilian internment became long-term – a matter of years, rather than days or weeks.
  Test project
  Dr J Connolly
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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Do not apply!.
  An Exploration of the Impact of UK Austerity on Local Community Resilience to Natural Hazards
  Dr C MacRae, Dr J Adekola
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number - GSBS-2019-103. Local government increasingly focus efforts on identifying and managing risks. A central part of this process is building resilience amongst Scottish communities to deal with local risk(s) including those from natural hazards.
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