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Health, Medcine and the First World War: New Perspectives

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

Profile Description

The School of Humanities at the University of Strathclyde is seeking to invest in ground-breaking research into the impacts of the First World War on health and medicine. The field has been dominated by major debates about the impact of conflict on the mental health of combatants, the condition of populations in nations engaged in the war, and about the extent to which the medical challenges posed by industrial warfare stimulated innovation in surgery and medicine.

This studentship is designed to encourage imaginative and highly original projects that get beyond these debates to offer fresh perspectives on the period, particularly the ways in which people experienced and responded to conflict. Applications that include combatants and/or non-combatants, men and/or women, medical, cultural, social and/or political contexts, national case studies or transnational histories, and primary sources as diverse as pension records, works of art or medical journals would all be considered.

The project will be supervised by Dr. Emma Newlands and Professor Jim Mills and will be supported by the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow and the School of Humanities Peace, Conflict & Identity research group. The successful candidate will join the thriving postgraduate community at the CSHHH Glasgow and will be a full member of the Graduate School in Humanities and Social Sciences. History at Strathclyde was ranked second in Scotland, and ninth in the UK, by the Times Higher Education Supplement for research intensity after REF2014.

Applications should include a CV and a proposal of no more than 1000 words, which includes a clear research question, and explanation of why it is highly original, and an outline of a timetable for tackling the project.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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