Funding/Dec 20, 2022

PhD Scholarships in History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

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The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to announce applications are now open for our School Doctoral Scholarship for programmes starting in September 2023.

Applications are welcome from students applying to study on any of our PhD programmes: Archaeology, Classics, History, Economic and Social History, and Scottish History.

The Archaeology subject area offers research supervision across a wide range of fields. Our research interests range from human osteoarchaeology to Roman archaeology, early civilisations and urban societies in the Mediterranean and Europe, the Byzantine world and late antiquity, costal and marine heritage, megalithic monuments, later European prehistory and the archaeology of Scotland. These research areas are complemented by research expertise in related disciplines elsewhere in the School and the University.

We welcome applications from anyone keen to work on topics that overlap with the research interests of our academic staff, including Greek social history, Greek law, Classical literature & art, Hellenistic history & archaeology, Roman slavery, Roman art and architecture, the Roman economy, late antique and Byzantine literature, history and archaeology. Our strong relationship with other subjects such as Archaeology, History, Philosophy and Law, mean that interdisciplinary study and supervision can be arranged.

We have strong research concentrations in Scottish history, American history, global and transnational history, Irish history, intellectual history, and medieval history, and colleagues who can supervise topics spanning two millennia and five continents. Members of the history department have strong links with colleagues elsewhere in the University with research expertise in related disciplines, from Classics, Archaeology and History of Art to Politics and Economics.

Economic and Social History
We host one of the largest economic and social history research groupings in the UK and this enables us to support research in economic and social history across a wide range of time periods and geographical regions, from the early modern period to the present day, and from Britain to the Caribbean. Current research interests include the study of economic development, financial history, energy policy, globalisation, slavery, demography, urban history, consumption, material culture, museums and collecting, leisure, religious belief, popular culture, medicine and disease, gender, sexuality and the family. Colleagues in the economic and history reseach group work closely with colleagues with related interests in other Schools, notably the School of Social and Political Science and the School of Economics.

Scottish History
The University of Edinburgh has one of the largest concentrations of scholars interested in the Scottish past. Our research expertise in Scottish history within the School ranges from late medieval kingship and saints’ cults to the Reformation, the witch hunt, government and finance, the Highlands in all periods, Scotland’s diaspora and external relations and its place in the Union. Colleagues in archaeology and classics also have Scottish interests and these scholars are supplemented by academics in other areas of the University.

Applicants for these awards must:

  • Hold a UK 2.1 or first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field
  • Hold, or successfully achieve before commencing their PhD with us, a relevant masters degree with an overall mark of at least 65%, or its international equivalent.

Applicants must submit a PhD application by 23:59 on 18 January 2023, and a scholarship application for the School Doctoral Scholarship by 23:59 on 2 February 2023.