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British Library studentships

Applications are currently invited through our partner universities for the following funded PhD studentships, undertaken in close collaboration with the British Library and co-supervised by British Library staff.

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Current opportunities

Caricatures from the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune, 1870-71

Scheme: AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentship

Partner: Royal Holloway, University of London

University Supervisors: Robert Priest (Senior Lecturer in Modern European History)

British Library Supervisors: Teresa Vernon (Lead Curator Romance Collections), Sophie Defrance (Curator Romance Collections)

Application deadline: 4 May 2020

Appropriating a Conqueror: The Legend of Alexander the Great in Late Antique and Medieval Manuscripts

Scheme: AHRC Collaborative PhD studentship

Partner: University of Durham

University Supervisors: Venetia Bridges (Assistant Professor, Department of English Studies)

British Library Supervisor: Peter Toth (Curator, Ancient & Medieval Manuscripts, Western Heritage Collections)

Application deadline: 29 May 2020

The Michael Hamburger Archive: Mediating European Literature

Scheme: AHRC Collaborative PhD studentship

Partner: University of Bristol

University Supervisors: Steffan Davies (Senior Lecturer in German, School of Modern Languages), Rebecca Kosick (Lecturer, School of Modern Languages)

British Library Supervisors: Rachel Foss (Head of Contemporary Archival & Manuscript Collections), Pardaad Chamsaz (Curator Germanic Collections, European Studies)

Application deadline:1 June 2020

Further details on all projects and links to application process can be found on the British Library website



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