The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0218 Friday, 8 May 2009
Date: Friday, 8 May 2009 15:46:26 +0100
Subject: AHRC Doctoral Studentships in Early Modern and Renaissance
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentships in Early Modern and Renaissance
The School of Arts at Roehampton University is pleased to offer two
three-year AHRC-funded doctoral studentships to outstanding candidates
in Early Modern and Renaissance studies.
1.) The Queen's House at Greenwich: the material cultures of the courts
of Anna of Denmark and Henrietta Maria (1603-1669)
In collaboration with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, we invite
applications for doctoral research to contextualise the Queen's House at
Greenwich within the court cultures of the Stuart queens. This project
would suit well-qualified students (typically with a BA and an MA
completed or near completion) in literature, art history, history,
drama, theatre studies, or a related subject. Enthusiasm for
interdisciplinary, archival, visual, and / or theatrical research is
essential, and experience with such work, as well as an interest in
early modern gender and culture may be advantageous. The successful
candidate will have an exceptional level of access to the Queen's House
in the Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site and will benefit from the
resources, experience, and support provided by staff at Roehampton. The
project may include opportunities to contribute to a conference and
exhibition, and will provide outstanding opportunities for those seeking
an academic or curatorial career.
The project will be supervised by Dr. Clare McManus (Reader, English
Literature, Roehampton University), Dr. Richard Johns (Curator of Prints
and Drawings, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich) and Dr. Aislinn
Loconte (Senior Lecturer, Art History, Roehampton University).
2.) The Landscape of Poverty in Later Stuart Essex
In collaboration with the Friends of Historic Essex, the Essex Record
Office and The National Archives, we invite applications for doctoral
research to explore and develop new understandings of poverty in early
modern Essex, through the application of comparative and/or
interdisciplinary methods, with a focus upon rural and urban communities
in Essex. The student will be encouraged to test and develop suitable
methodologies by drawing upon the hearth tax returns, exemption
certificates, and parish and other local records relating to the
experiences of poverty in the period c. 1660 to c. 1690. An interest in
economic and social history, and/or local and regional studies in the
early modern period is desirable, as is an interest in outreach
activities. The successful candidate will have an exceptional level of
access to the archives in the Essex Record Office in Chelmsford and The
National Archives in Kew (London), and will benefit from the resources,
experience, and support of the School of Arts.
The project will be supervised by Dr. Andrew Wareham (Roehampton
University), Dr. Chris Thornton (Friends of Historic Essex), Professor
Peter Edwards (Roehampton University), Dr. Sara Pennell (Roehampton
University), and Peter Seaman (The National Archives).
Closing date for the applications is Friday 5th of June at 5.00pm.
Interviews will take place in the week commencing 29th June or 6th July.
Further details and application forms are available at
Candidates wishing to discuss the first studentship should contact Clare
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