Fully-funded PhD studentship opportunities - applications now open
Published on Thu 13 Feb 2020
Applications are invited for two Leverhulme-funded studentships at the Universities of Stirling and Dundee. The studentships are offered as part of the Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant for the project “The Scottish Privy Council, 1692 to 1708: Government from Revolution to Union”.
These fully funded PhD studentships include both fees and student stipend for three years of PhD study and will commence 8 April 2020, with a deadline of 28 February 2020 for applications.
The Scottish Privy Council Project, a collaboration between the universities of Stirling and Dundee, will research one of the most important institutional branches of Scottish government in the early modern period. No published records exist for the Council in the years from 1692 to 1708 and the key aim of the project is the creation of an online digital record, combined with a simultaneous programme of research. Working with this exceptional record, the themes of law and order, national security, social cohesion and disruption, social control in support of the church, the prevalence of economic distress, the nature of micro and macro-economic policy, the qualities of institutional cooperation between the Council and other national and local bodies, and the character of foreign relations with England and continental Europe, reflects just some of the avenues of research that can be investigated.