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PhD Studentships with White Rose Networks

Posted on 22 May 2014

Two fully-funded doctoral positions available in the Department

Two Studentship Networks with the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities have been successfully funded, starting in 2014/15. These networks provide us with the opportunity to offer multiple PhD positions which cover tuition fees and a stipend for living costs.

Faith in Food, Food in Faith

The York based studentship is co-supervised by Dr Michelle Mundee and Dr Iona McCleery (Leeds). The candidate will apply stable isotope analysis to human and animal remains to explore diet in the Iberian Peninsula during transitional periods between Muslim and Christian rule (11th-13th centuries, 15th-16th centuries). The aim is to investigate whether transfers of power affected diet in a measurable way using molecular methods. More information on the PhD position is available here:

Design Matters

This studentship, co-supervised between Dr Kate Giles (York) and Professor Dawn Hadley (Sheffield) will explore the impact of heritage crafts as a form of nostalgia for the past but also as an essential resource for understanding and training craft practitioners in the future. We are particularly interested in projects that relate to heritage crafts as manifested in the buildings and collections of Folk Life museums, especially the Weald & Downland Museum (Sussex). More information on this PhD position is available here:

The studentships are available to start 1st October 2014.  Applicants must meet the University of York’s eligibility criteria for PhD study, and should apply online.

Closing deadline for applications for both of these studentships: 5pm, Friday 13th June 2013