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Two PhD positions available

Posted on 1 December 2011

An EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network exploring the transatlantic slave trade

Two PhD studentship positions are available at York with  and  as part of a €4.3 million project which will bring together history, archaeology, sociology, heritage studies and genetics to history of the transatlantic slave trade. By including academic disciplines that are not traditionally associated with slave trade research, such as genetics, we hope to contribute new data that will add to our knowledge of how the slave trade operated and how it impacted on the lives of millions of people.


Funded by the Marie Curie Actions, 13 PhD fellowships are available in this multidisciplinary study on the history and legacy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.


The PhD positions are based at 10 institutions, in 7 European countries, and cover a wide range of disciplines including archaeology, genetics, bioinformatics, history and social anthropology. Each PhD position is fully funded for 3 years and must commence on 1 May 2012


Deadline for applications is 31 January 2012. For full details on the network, fellowships, host institutions, eligibility requirements, and the application procedure please visit our website at Please note that applications are welcomed from any qualified applicants, regardless of gender, ethnicity or country of origin, but will only be considered if eligibility requirements are met and the application guidelines are strictly adhered to.


For further information please contact the project administrator, Ms Maria Lotz, at