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PhD Scholarships: ‘Writing Disabled Lives in Nineteenth-Century Britain’, Swansea

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Deadline: 22nd January 2018 Start date: 1st October 2018 See the website for full details Project details: During the nineteenth century there were a series of developments that helped to shape ‘disability’ in its modern form. The administrative categorisation of the ‘defective’ poor in workhouses served to identify physical incapacity as a distinctive cause of poverty requiring particular… Continue reading

PhD Scholarship: ‘Blood cultures: the language and metaphors of menstruation’, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Summary This project investigates the language and metaphors used to describe menstruation with a particular focus upon atypical bleeding (e.g., amenorrhea, endometriosis, fibroids, bleeding in pregnancy, post-partum haemorrhage and bleeding, flooding and spotting) through the life course (at puberty, in adulthood, in the peri-menopause and menopause). Textual material may be derived from either contemporary (21st… Continue reading

PhD Scholarship in Literature and Medicine, Lancaster

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Research scholarship in Literature and Medicine and/or Science, University of Lancaster Number of bursaries: 1 Eligibility: Open to Home/EU and Overseas applicants Deadline: 2nd March 2018 The Department invites applications for a PhD in English and/or Creative Writing focused upon the relationship between literature and science or literature and medicine from the Early Modern period through to the present.… Continue reading

PhD Scholarships in Biomedicine and Ethics, Mason Institute (Edinburgh)

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Maclagan Prize PhD Scholarships 2017/18: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the School of Law Deadline: 30th April 2017 The J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law will offer two Maclagan Prize Scholarships to students wishing to pursue a PhD under the auspices of the Institute. Details about the work of the Mason Institute… Continue reading

Faculty of Arts PhD Studentship, Manuscripts and Special Collections, Nottingham

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Location: University of Nottingham Deadline: 28th February 2017 This studentship is for students wanting to undertake a doctoral degree working on our manuscripts and special collections. The University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections, and Centre for Research on Cuba, hold collections which have been designated as of national and international importance. They are a major… Continue reading

Funded PhD: ‘Contextualising bullying and ‘vulnerability’ in the lives of LGBT and/or disabled young people’, Sheffield Hallam

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Sheffield Hallam University is currently offering funded PhD places. One in particular is ‘disability’ related (co-supervised by the Disability Research Forum’s Jen Slater). See below and follow this link for more information: Contextualising bullying and ‘vulnerability’ in the lives of LGBT and/or disabled young people Anti-bullying practice and advocacy often understands certain ‘types’ of young people,… Continue reading

Doctoral Fellowships (x3) in Medicine and the Humanities, Mainz, Germany

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As part of the German Research Foundation (DFG) funded research training group “Life Sciences, Life Writing: Experiences at the Boundaries of Human Life between Biomedical Explanation and Lived Experience” (GRK 2015/1), the University of Mainz and the Mainz University Clinic are jointly inviting applications for three doctoral fellowships. At the intersection of biomedicine, individual and… Continue reading

Funded PhD on Disability Studies and Contemporary Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Challenging ‘outsider’ art: how are learning disabled artists informing contemporary arts? This project explores the participation of people with learning disabilities in the world of contemporary arts.  The focus will be on how artists who until recently might have been considered ‘outsider artists’ are collaborating within contemporary art and to consider the impact of this… Continue reading

PhD studentship: ‘Changing Cultures in Health and Medicine’, University of Liverpool

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The University of Liverpool is seeking applications for a fully funded PhD studentship in the Medical Humanities and Social Sciences to be associated with the Centre for Health, Arts and Science (CHARTS). Alongside PhD research, the successful candidate will play a role in raising the profile of research in this area, including developing the web… Continue reading

Funded PhD, Glasgow: “Testing the limits of the ‘hard man’ in film: masculinity and male health behaviour in Scotland’s public health films 1934-2000”

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Three Year PhD Studentship, Glasgow Project Title:  “Testing the limits of the ‘hard man’ in film: masculinity and male health behaviour in Scotland’s public health films 1934-2000” Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, the Centre for the Social History of Health and Health Care at the University of Strathclyde and the National… Continue reading