Tuesday, 6 May 2014

PhD opportunities in “Faith in Food, Food in Faith” Network

This White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) network approaches the study of food and dietary practice in the past through molecular archaeology, nutritional epidemiology, zooarchaeology, history of medicine and artefactual archaeology. The studentships are aligned to different fields and time periods within the network but each explores the relationships between food, health, religion, social status, migration and identity. As part of a network the successful candidates will be expected to work together to enable inter-disciplinary engagement, for example, through a student-run conference.

The network will create an invigorating environment for the production, exchange and dissemination of research on diet, drawing on strengths in both science and the arts & humanities.

Three doctoral studentships are available for start 1 October 2014:
  • Studentship 1 (based at Sheffield): Animal Husbandry in Sicily during the Islamic-Christian Transition, 8th-12th Centuries
  • Studentship 2 (based at York): Food and Faith in Medieval Spain
  • Studentship 3 (based at Leeds): Food and Nutrient Intake in Low Income Families: A Comparative Study

The application process

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree (normally 2:1 or above, or equivalent) and be studying for, or have completed, a Masters degree (or have experience deemed to be equivalent to a Masters degree) in a subject relevant to the main discipline highlighted in each studentship. A willingness to undergo sufficient training when needed in the other disciplines is essential. Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the English Language requirements of the relevant university and department.

IMPORTANT: In addition to submitting the form to the individual institutions, you must send a copy of your application to the network co-ordinator, i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk, by 5pm on Friday 13 June 2014.

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