Studentships and Essay Prizes

The Department of History is offering a fully funded PhD studentship on the topic of 'The Cold War in GLobal Perspectives' as well as launching two new essay prizes for ALL undergraduates with a prize fund of £500.

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Cold War Studentship

The Cold War in Global Perspectives

A fully funded PhD studentship in History at Lancaster University.

The Department of History invites applications for a PhD in History focused on exploring the Cold War in global perspectives, to commence in October 2019. Particular themes could include post-colonial security issues, such as defence and/or military assistance relations between the superpowers, the former metropoles or other West European countries and African states, conflicts, human rights or peacekeeping. We would particularly welcome applications which avoid a Eurocentric perspective.

The funding will cover your course fees for the duration of your PhD studies and we will contribute £15,000 per year towards other costs. 

You should submit your application by 5pm GMT on Friday 1 March 2019.

Please contact Dr Marco Wyss (m.wyss@lancaster.ac.uk) to discuss your interest in this fully funded PhD.

www.lancaster.ac.uk/history/PhD

www.lancaster.ac.uk/history/experts/experts-international-and-military/

Merriman Essay Prize

The Merriman  prize is awarded for an outstanding undergraduate essay on any topic in the fields of international and/or military history from the ancient world to the present day. Offered by the Department of History at Lancaster University, it is open to current undergraduates at any UK or overseas university. The successful candidate will be awarded a prize of £250.

Possible themes may include, but are not limited to:

  • The rise and fall of great powers
  • The treatment of non-combatants
  • Diplomacy and peace-making
  • Strategy and tactics
  • Battles and operations
  • Wars of propaganda
  • Weaponry
  • Intelligence

Essays, of 2,500 to 3,000 words (excluding footnotes and bibliography), should be submitted to Dr  Sophie Ambler, s.ambler@lancaster.ac.uk, by 15 March 2019, together with a brief covering letter, which must include the name of your university and title of your degree, signed by a member of your faculty confirming that you are a current undergraduate.

For details of Lancaster’s MA International and Military History, see lancaster.ac.uk/history/masters

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Digital Humanities Essay Prize

The Lancaster Prize in Digital Humanities  is awarded for an outstanding undergraduate essay on any topic in a humanities discipline—such as history, archaeology, literature, theology, religious studies, anthropology and philosophy—that uses or critiques digital technology. Offered by the Digital Humanities Hub at Lancaster University, it is open to current undergraduates at any UK or overseas university. The successful candidate will be awarded a prize of £250, and the offer of the Lancaster Digital Humanities Masterclass: the opportunity to spend a week training with Lancaster’s leading digital humanities scholars.

Possible themes may include, but are not limited to:

  • Mapping and special technologies
  • Data visualisation and design
  • Blogging and web technologies
  • Text analysis
  • Coding for humanities research
  • Digitisation projects
  • Image processing
  • Humanities gaming
  • Debates in digital literacy or digital humanities

Essays, of 2,500 to 3,000 words (excluding footnotes and bibliography), should be submitted to Professor Ian Gregory, i.gregory@lancaster.ac.uk, by 15 March 2019, together with a brief covering letter, which must include the name of your university and title of your degree, signed by a member of your faculty. confirming that you are a current undergraduate.

For details of Lancaster’s MA Digital Humanities, see lancaster.ac.uk/history/masters