FUNDED STUDENTSHIP: Black and Indigenous Collectors in the Material and Digital Archive (Birkbeck)

Fully funded doctoral studentship: Black and Indigenous Collectors in the Material and Digital Archive

How did Black and Indigenous people shape eighteenth- and/or nineteenth-century knowledge about the natural world? Birkbeck, University of London and the Linnean Society are pleased to announce a fully funded doctoral award to start in Oct 2022. The successful applicant will carry out research on rich archives covering trans-Atlantic networks, investigating the lives of Black and Indigenous individuals crucial to the production of natural knowledge during this period of colonialism and Empire. The final PhD topic will be decided by the successful applicant, in conversation with supervisors, and can cover research into eighteenth- and/or nineteenth-century topics.

Qualification type: PhD

Location: Birkbeck, University of London/the Linnean Society of London

Funding for: UK Students / International Students full and part-time study (visa permitting)

Funding amount: The studentship is subject to UKRI eligibility criteria, and will cover home or international fees and stipend at UKRI rates for a maximum of four years full-time, or seven years part-time study, subject to institutional regulations.

AHRC stipend: for the academic year 2021-22, the stipend will be £18,612 with London weighting. This project also comes with additional funds for national and international travel costs relating to the project, and additional funds to organize public events. Please note: the stipend funding amount typically increases with inflation each academic year.

Closes: Monday 13 June 2022, 5pm For full details and to apply, see: or email Dr Emily Senior