About this project
The University of Hull is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership - a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, Bradford and Manchester Metropolitan University - and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC funded Postgraduate Scholarships.
The University of Hull can accept applications to five Interdisciplinary Themed Pathways of ESRC training in the 1+3 (Masters and PhD), +3 (PhD only), for both full and part-time study. Applicants who would not have an equivalent qualification already would need to take the MSc Social Research (DTP). The MSc can be funded as part of a DTP studentship, but applications and also encouraged from people undertaken this or a similar masters already.
This pathway explores how the environment links to cities across time and place. Projects can take either an historical or geographic perspective. From an historical perspective the places and periods covered include the United States, eighteenth century Europe, medieval Britain, and the first world war.
Contemporary examples from North America, Europe and beyond are also examined. Themes include urban sustainability, cultural and societal responses to climate change, nuclear industries, heritage, memory, war and the environment, the intersections of gender, culture, and public space, and maritime cities.
This pathway will appeal to prospective students interested in how the history of cities and communities links to contemporary thinking and policy on the environment. Students may work alongside a large doctoral cohort exploring linked themes within the AHRC-funded Heritage Consortium, a strategic partnership connected to over 70 organisations and run by the History Subject Group.
Students are invited to formulate proposals using any appropriate method to address key twenty-first century environmental issues, potentially using knowledge of cities in the past. Research strengths across disciplinary boundaries include expertise on urban parks and conservation, indigenous history, U.S. national parks, sustainability and urban governance, colonial America, gender in the early modern period, natural hazards, nuclear America, the United States presidency, medieval culture, the first world war, medicine and Eastern Europe.
This pathway is led at Hull by Thomas Biskup and Professor Andrew Jonas.