AHRC collaborative doctoral studentship

AHRC collaborative doctoral award studentship at Exeter University
‘The social history of Exeter’s cloth trade 1558-1720′
Applications are invited for an AHRC funded PhD studentship to study Exeter’s urban elite in the period 1558-1720 and the extent and nature of their involvement in the cloth trade, under the supervision of Dr Jonathan Barry and Dr Jane Whittle. The studentship is held in conjunction with Tucker’s Hall, formerly Exeter’s gild of weavers, tuckers (or fullers), and shearers, and now an association of local business people.
The successful candidate will work with Tucker’s Hall on two Lottery-funded public history projects being conducted in collaboration with the Devon Record Office, Topsham Museum and the Exeter Canal and Quay Trust. These projects offer considerable synergies with the PhD research, as well as providing an opportunity to develop skills in project management and communication, helping to train and coordinate volunteers and publicising the projects’ findings. Applicants should have an MA in History or closely related subject, and experience of working with sixteenth and seventeenth century manuscripts.
The deadline for applications is: 8 July 2011
Further details are available at
Dr Giorgio Riello
Director of the Pasold Research Fund
Department of History
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 2163