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Borders and borderlands in the Global Middle Ages

  • Full or part time
    Prof Naomi Standen
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

A PhD project with Professor Standen will look at frontiers, borders, boundaries and the ground-level functioning of borderlands in the "Global Middle Ages", probably with a focus on eastern Eurasia, with attention to formation and maintenance of frontiers, borders and boundaries, particularly in relation to identity, loyalty, or military matters. The research will preferably focus on the everyday interactions, negotiations, conflicts and compromises of borderland regions. Professor Standen’s goal is to better understand the choices that borderlanders made, and the frameworks, motivations and imperatives that shaped those decisions. Her work seeks more complex understandings of ‘China’, its peoples and its neighbours, which opens up these groupings and their relationships to rigorous comparative analysis.

To find out more about studying for a PhD at the University of Birmingham you can order a copy of our Doctoral Research Prospectus, at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/drp

Funding Notes

A number of funding opportunities are available to prospective postgraduate students throughout the year at College and University level. To discover whether you are eligible for any of these awards, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database: View Website

The University also awards a number of scholarships for international students. To read more about opportunities specific to the College of Arts and Law, please visit the College Scholarships and Funding page: View Website

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