The Scholarship provides Home/EU fees plus a maintenance stipend at the 2018/19 Research Council rate of £14,777 plus an additional £550 for Collaborative Doctoral Students, plus up to £1,000 per annum from the British Library for research-related costs and staff-level access to the British Library’s collections, expertise and facilities.
‘Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, 1560-1587’. This AHRC CDP award is jointly supervised between the British Library and the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
Relations between Elizabeth I of England and her Scottish cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, have excited considerable scholarly interest. Yet, historical coverage is patchy and relations between the two Queens are often discussed in a vacuum, isolated from broader diplomatic and cross-border interactions.
We anticipate the PhD research will explicitly seek to redress the prevalent Anglo-centric bias in the historiography. Working in the BL’s Cotton collections and elsewhere the student will have considerable autonomy to develop the project based on archival discoveries.
The student will have the opportunity to contribute to a major BL exhibition on Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots with opportunities for public engagement. The successful applicant will have staff-level access to the BL collections and skill-specific training opportunities.
Names of supervisors:
To apply you need to complete the standard University of Kent online application form.
Please ensure you are applying via the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, NOT the School of English or History.
In place of the research proposal requested on this form, you should provide a statement of up to 1,000 words on:
Applicants should also submit:
Please note: this is one of two studentships advertised to work jointly with Kent and the BL. Details of the second studentship are available here
Informal enquiries can be sent to Dr Amy Blakeway: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for this award has now passed.