Fee waiver at the Home/EU rate, plus a maintenance stipend of £15,009 per year (2019/20 rate)
The School of English is delighted to announce a unique doctoral opportunity. It has arisen as a result of the award of an AHRC grant entitled ‘The Cultural Lives of the Middling Sort: writing and material culture 1560-1660’. The project is led by Professor Catherine Richardson at the University of Kent (Principal Investigator); Dr Tara Hamling at the University of Birmingham (Co-Investigator) and Professor Graeme Earl at King’s, London (Co-Investigator). More information on the wider project, which examines the cultural lives of the literate, urban ‘middling sort’ in early modern England, analysing the broad range of written and material forms with which they were engaged as producers and consumers, is available here.
The studentship will be in an area related to the project – developing an aspect of early modern studies that explores either the literature or history of the period as it pertains to individuals of middling status (working people of status but below the level of the elite, including professional and mercantile individuals in an urban context, and larger farming and craft households in rural areas). The project could be focused on their own writing or social lives, or the places, products and processes which take them as subject or target audience – print, theatre, town hall etc. Professor Richardson is very happy to discuss possibilities in advance with interested candidates. The student will benefit from a close and vibrant working relationship with the project and its team of PI, Co-Is and RAs, and the skills development opportunities offered by its digital work and public engagement agenda.
This scholarship has now closed.