PhD SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE IN THE HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
The Humanities Research Institute at the University of Newcastle invites applications for a 3 year, full-time PhD scholarship.
We are seeking a high-calibre, well-qualified candidate to carry out research on a topic broadly related to the history of violence in the modern era.
The scholarship is offered for three years and provides a living allowance of $23,728 p.a. in 2012 (indexed annually). Fees will be waived. In addition to meeting standard resource requirements, the University of Newcastle also provides a relocation allowance of up to $1520, a $500 establishment allowance, a new laptop, and support of up to $1500 annually for travel and research.
Expressions of interest and applications
We are seeking applications from suitable meritorious candidates interested in undertaking this research who have:
• An undergraduate degree in history or a relevant discipline with first class honours, or are able to demonstrate equivalent qualifications.
• Relevant publications.
• Experience in archival or other relevant research.
• High level interpersonal skills.
Further information on the PhD project may be obtained by contacting the Director of the Centre for the History of Violence, Professor Philip Dwyer, at:
Philip.Dwyer@newcastle.edu.au [+61 2 4921 5211]
Application forms and conditions are available from the Office of Graduate Studies, telephone +61 2 4921 6537
Or email: Researchscholarships@newcastle.edu.au
Or download from:
Domestic (Australian) applicants: the closing date is 31 October 2012.
International applicants: There is no closing date. You can apply at any time, subject to availability.
The Centre for the History of Violence
The Centre is based within the Humanities Research Institute in the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle. The Centre’s research focus is on the history of violence over the longue durée as a significant factor that has an impact on the fabric of society. All aspects of violence are taken into consideration, from the act of mass killing and massacre, changing meanings of, and attitudes towards, violence across time and across cultures, to visual representations of violence. The research undertaken by the PhD candidate could adopt a comparative and transnational historical analysis.
The Centre for the History of Violence is dedicated to advancing the understanding of violence, and applying new historical knowledge and methods that will allow people, institutions and societies to better understand the world in which we live. The Centre is part of an international network of scholars whose researchers have made significant contributions to the field. The Centre provides a supportive research environment and infrastructure that furnishes the development of world-class research.
Professor Philip Dwyer,
Director of the Centre for the History of Violence,
University of Newcastle,
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