I know with the current university strikes being extended, this may not seem the best time to be publicising a new PhD opportunity, but the hope is that the current dispute will have been resolved by the time the project begins in October 2018. As a co-supervisor, I was keen to spread the word via lis-maps, even though the focus of the project is more on using historic maps than directly researching them. The project will look at the transition from water to steam power in 19th century Scotland, very much using the Ordnance Survey's first and second edition maps to document locations and changing distributions of mills. The 3-year PhD is also supplemented by a six-month studentship project which will create a new, publicly-accessible web-based resource to ensure that the main results of the research are available widely.
Further details: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=96163
Deadline for applications: Friday 6 April 2018
The project will be supervised by Dr Simon Naylor and Professor Paul Bishop, both at the University of Glasgow; Dr Miles Oglethorpe, Head of Industrial Heritage at HES is also co-supervising the project.
Funding is available to cover home tuition fees for UK or EU applicants for 3.5 years. A stipend is also available for students who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the award (£14,777 for Session 2018-19).
Very grateful if this info could be passed on to other relevant fora.
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