11 de marzo de 2017

AHRC Collaborative Studentship with TNA: Defending Modernity? Communicating With the Public about Nuclear Energy: Historical Perspectives

Defending Modernity? Communicating With the Public about Nuclear Energy: Historical Perspectives
The National Archives and the University of Leicester are pleased to invite applications for a   three-year (or part-time equivalent) AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD Studentship, available from October 2017 tenable at the University of Leicester in close collaboration with The National Archives. This doctoral award is funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) under its Collaborative Doctoral Programme. The project will be supervised by Dr Sally Horrocks and Dr Ben Clements, at Leicester, and by Dr Stephen Twigge, Head of Modern Collections and Dr Tim Powell, Regional and Networks Team, at The National Archives.

The Studentship
The successful candidate will undertake a PhD thesis on how Government departments and state agencies that supported the development of nuclear power promoted and defended this commitment to the public from the late 1950s. The student will explore how organisations formulated their external communications strategies, collaborated with (and challenged) each other, the wider industry and international associates and how these strategies changed over time. The project will also involve working with The National Archives’ staff to enhance access to contemporary scientific records and improve their archival capture. Additional funding for up to six months is available to cover these activities.
The student will be based in the School of History, Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester which has a vibrant community of PhD students, including a number holding collaborative awards. They will be co-supervised by Dr Stephen Twigge from The National Archives.
Subject to AHRC eligibility criteria, the scholarship covers tuition fees and a grant (stipend) towards living expenses. The national minimum doctoral stipend for 2017/18 has been set by Research Councils UK at £14,553, plus an additional stipend payment of £550 for Collaborative Doctoral Students (TBC). The studentship includes an additional six months of funding from the AHRC’s Student Development Fund, which can (subject to agreement) be used to support appropriate training or a placement based on the student’s individual training needs. The National Archives will also provide up to £1,000 per year for three years (subject to agreement) to support the student’s research-related expenses such as travel costs. The student will be integrated into and supported by the research community at The National Archives, and will be able to participate in The National Archives’ Postgraduate Archival Skills Training (PAST) workshops, which provide archival research skills for historians based on The National Archives’ wide range of records.
How to apply
Further information about this collaborative research project (including academic and eligibility criteria), and full details on how to apply can be found in the further particulars on the University of Leicester’s website: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/history/postgraduate/collaborative-doctoral-award-opportunities.
Closing date: Monday 10 April 2017, midday
Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries should be sent to Sally Horrocks: smh4@le.ac.uk