AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards: Rethinking technical change in modern British agriculture, c1920-1970

RHN 21/2015 | Opportunity

King’s College London in collaboration with Museum of English Rural Life

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards:
Rethinking technical change in modern British agriculture, c1920-1970

The Department of History at King’s College London, in collaboration with the Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading, is pleased to offer two AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral awards, starting in September 2015 for a period of up to three years. These awards will enable students to pursue doctoral research in history while gaining first-hand experience of work within a museum setting.

The students will be enrolled at, and receive their degrees from King’s College London. They will be supervised by Dr Abigail Woods (Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of History, King’s College London) and Dr Ollie Douglas (Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading). The students will also be able to participate in the Collections-Based Research Skills programme at the University of Reading.

Studentship A will focus on the history of draft power on farms, c1920-70, ranging across horse power, steam power and the internal combustion engine.

Studentship B will explore farmers’ responses to livestock disease, c1920-70, ranging across pharmaceutical interventions, home-made or patent remedies, and changes in farming methods.

Please visit the King’s College London website for further information and details of how to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/funding/database/index.php?action=view&id=613.

For further information about the Museum of English Rural Life see: http://www.reading.ac.uk/merl/.

For information about Collections-Based Research at the University of Reading see: http://www.reading.ac.uk/collectionsresearch/.