Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 17:55:03 BST
From: Jonathan Harwood <[log in to unmask]>
Ph.D. Studentship: Biology and Empire in 20th Century Britain
A PhD studentship is available at the University of Manchester (UK) from
September 2001 for research on the impact of Empire upon the development
of biology in 20th century Britain. The project will focus upon cotton
research (including entomology, genetics and plant pathology) as it was
conducted in British universities, industrial research institutes, and
colonial institutions. The student will join a small group of people who
are currently working with Dr. Jonathan Harwood on the transformation of the
biological sciences, ca. 1870-1960.
Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a Master=92s degree in the
history of science/technology/medicine or a related subject and should have
at least A-level knowledge (or the equivalent) of the biological sciences.
Undergraduates expecting to graduate with first or good upper-second class
honours and with some background in HSTM are also eligible to apply; if
successful, they may be required to attend research training and other
courses in their first year.
The studentship pays tuition fees and maintenance (initially =A36650) and
will be awarded for one year in the first instance (renewable for a further
two). Applicants should submit a completed University application form
(including two references) along with samples of written work by 27 April
to: the Departmental Secretary, CHSTM, Mathematics Tower, University of
Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK (from whom application forms may also be
obtained: [log in to unmask]).
Informal inquiries should be directed to Jonathan Harwood via email
([log in to unmask]), telephone [(44)(161) 275-5923] or FAX:
[(44)(161) 275-5699]. For general information see the Departmental