The 2016 HRC doctoral fellows and judges

HRC Doctoral Fellows

Doctoral Fellowships at the HRC are awarded following an internal competition for outstanding third-year PhD students at the University of York. Initial nomination is by the student’s supervisor. The final of the Fellowship competition is judged by a panel of academics from across the arts and humanities with external representation. The criteria for nomination are intellectual achievement and potential, and the final presentations are judged on the candidates' capacity to communicate high-quality research clearly and engagingly to a non-specialist audience.

More about the HRC Doctoral Fellowships competition

2016-17 Doctoral Fellows

Liz Alexander, History of Art

  • Recovering the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon art

Zara Burford, Centre for Medieval Studies

  • Books, bones and brotherly love: reading monastic relationships through saints’ cults in the eleventh-century West Midlands

Maxine Gee, Theatre, Film and Television

  • Positive posthumans: How posthuman noir subverts traditional film noir tropes to privilege human characteristics in posthuman futures

Don Henson, Archaeology

  • The Meso-what? Public perceptions of the Mesolithic

Patrick Jones, Music

  • Wordless Narratives: making sounds make sense

Emma Martin, History

  • ‘It is al traueile in idl’: Occupation and idleness in late medieval society

Duncan Robertson, English and Related Literature

  • Health, medicine and Pacific travel, 1768-1900

Past HRC doctoral fellows