New postgraduate studentships announced
We are delighted that a further three Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) projects will start at The National Archives this October. CDPs were formed by the AHRC in 2012 to increase the research capacity of major cultural heritage institutions such as The National Archives, allowing us to collaborate with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to offer full, three-year PhD studentships.
Last autumn we put out a call to the higher education sector for research project proposals based on our research agenda, and received a fantastic response. Proposals of the highest quality were received from academics based in universities right across England and Scotland, in subjects ranging from heritage science and history through to digital preservation and chronographics. Following an extremely competitive internal review process, successful proposals were submitted to the Thames Consortium Review Panel, who awarded us three CDP studentships.
The successful projects are:
- ‘Just in time – creating visualisations of historic time to integrate data across multiple datasets’ – to be jointly supervised by Dr Sonia Ranade of The National Archives and Dr Stephen Boyd Davis of the Royal College of Art.
- ‘Popular radicalism in the age of reform: government and locality, 1783-1832′ – to be jointly supervised by Dr Paul Carter of The National Archives, Dr Katrina Navickas of Hertfordshire University and Dr Robert Pool of UCLAN.
- ‘Women in Chancery: an analysis of the role of Chancery as a women’s court of redress in late-17th Century England’ – to be jointly supervised by Dr Amanda Bevan of The National Archives and Dr Amanda Capern of Hull University.