PTUC PhD Bursary Available at the University of Portsmouth!

Uni Portsmouth

PTUC is looking for new researchers. The School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies are offering a full time PhD bursary for a study connected with the History of Port Towns and Urban Cultures.

Title: PhD Bursary – History of Port Towns and Urban Cultures

Application deadline: Wednesday 26 February 2014

Start date: October 2014

Project description: The Port Towns and Urban Cultures research group was established, in partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy, to further our understanding of the social and cultural impact of ports on the urban hinterland from the eighteenth century to the modern period. You will join a collegiate research group who are working on a range of exciting projects that include sailors’ families, leisure, youth organisations, and maritime folklore in port towns. PhD projects could include:

  • Working in port towns: The lives and identities of seafarers ashore; dockyard workers and those working in maritime trades; migration and minorities in port towns
  • Port town Cultures: Cultural traditions, popular leisure and folklore in port towns; crime and disorder; representations of port towns; myths and imagined port town communities
  • The social and cultural structures and networks of and between port towns: Urban elites, civic cultures, philanthropy, imperial, trade, and political systems.

There are no restrictions on the location of port(s) that you may intend to study and the port(s) can be within a naval or non-naval/commercial setting.

Funding: Fees plus bursary of £13,726 (2013 figure, 2014 figure tbc), for three years subject to satisfactory progress.

For information on the application and requirements, please click HERE

Informal enquiries contact details: Dr Brad Beaven Tel 02392 842278

Twitter: @portPTUC

Click HERE for more information on the Univeristyof Portsmouth’s History Department, or for more information on the Centre for European and International Studies Research, Port Towns and Urban Cultures, click HERE



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