AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA): PhD studentship for `Female Entrepreneurs in Eighteenth-Century London' (Faculty of History - London Metropolitan Archives)

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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA): PhD studentship for `Female

Entrepreneurs in Eighteenth-Century London' (Faculty of History - London Metropolitan Archives)

Applications are invited for an AHRC CDA doctoral studentship offered by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, to start in the October or January of the 2023-24 academic year.

The studentship will be based in the Faculty of History. The successful applicant, will work on a collaborative project co-led by Professor Amy Erickson (ale25@cam.ac.uk), Faculty of History and co-supervisor, Sharon Tuff, Senior Archivist at LMA.

The studentship will investigate businesswomen in London over the long eighteenth century, to reconstruct their family situations, size of operation, training and networks. This collective biographical approach, which has been used in only a few individual case studies to date, will contribute to understanding how women created businesses and maintained them in a century when it is assumed that women only worked out of financial necessity. The project seeks to identify any distinctive characteristics of successful businesswomen and whether these changed over the period.

Further details of the project and its aims can be found on the Open-Oxford- Cambridge AHRC DTP website: https: // www. oocdtp.ac.uk/female-entrepreneurs- eighteenth-century-london.

Funding:

The DTP studentships will provide an annual maintenance grant to cover living costs (£17,668 stipend + £550 CDA allowance pa at current rates) and university tuition fees at home fee level. The fee gap between the home and overseas fee rates will be covered by the University through internal co- funding for international candidates.

For more details, see: https: // www. postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/funding.

Application process:

All applications will need to be made through the University Graduate Application Portal: https: // www. postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/hihipdhis.

Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for 'Female Entrepreneurs in Eighteenth-Century London' and the supervisor leading the project (Professor Amy Erickson). When applying for study through the Postgraduate Applicant Portal, you must indicate that you would like to be considered for funding, complete the AHRC section under "Funding" and upload the OOC DTP Application Form as an additional document when completing the application through the portal.

We want to encourage the widest range of potential students to study for this studentship and are committed to welcoming students from different backgrounds to apply. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Informal enquiries about the project should be directed to the University supervisor (ale25@cam.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 1 December 2022

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please visit https: // www. oocdtp.ac.uk/how-to-apply#tab-2276201.

Please quote reference GA33425 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Department/Location

Office of the School of Arts and Humanities, Cambridge

Reference

GA33425

Category

Research

Published

29 September 2022

Closing date

1 December 2022

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