PhD Studentship Intersections in Medical and Environmental History

Applications are currently open for a PhD studentship researching Intersections in Medical and Environmental History at Newcastle University starting in September 2024

100% of home tuition fees paid and an annual stipend starting at £18,873. Additional funding is available to cover research costs, conference fees, and engagement activities.

Interested in the intersection between medical and environmental history after 1700? This PhD will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to develop a project which can help us understand current issues in environmental and health using the lens of the past. Themes which may shape this PhD could include, but are not limited to, green urban infrastructure and health; conceptions of the rural as ‘healthy’; hospital design; atmospheres; travel for health; sport and exercise; explorations of changing ideas of ‘nature’ in relation to health; sensory interactions between the body and the environment. This is an exciting opportunity to work with Dr Clare Hickman who has recently led a Wellcome Trust funded network, 'MedEnv: Intersections in Medical and Environmental Humanities’, and be based within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology where there are strong interests in associated themes such as environmental justice as well as wider Newcastle University initiatives in Medical Humanities, Landscape, Climate and Resilience and Cities.

Deadline for applications: 12 January 2024

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