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PhD studentship - Collaborative Doctoral Award (AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership): Bones of the Northumbrian landscape: a new zooarchaeology of early medieval Jarrow

Newcastle University - School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Tuition fees, annual stipend plus help with costs of collaboration
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 10th December 2021
Closes: 31st January 2022
Reference: H0000003

Award Summary

Value of the award: tuition fees (at Home/UK rate) and annual stipend (£15,609 in 2021/2022), plus £550 per annum to help with costs of collaboration.

International candidates are eligible to apply but must be prepared to fund the difference between the Home and International tuition fee rate by alternative means.

Overview

Interested in zooarchaeology? Twentieth-century excavations at Jarrow were instrumental in helping us understand changing ways of life in the early medieval Kingdom of Northumbria, but the region’s history following arrival of the Vikings remains unclear. Animal bones recovered in those excavations were misplaced for decades and recently recovered. Their study provides an opportunity to evaluate the narrative that early monastic sites ceased to function following the arrival of the Vikings by investigating animal and landscape management strategies to identify continuity or change in practice. This collaboration will provide the candidate with training in archaeological sciences and public outreach, working with the museum and the universities.

This AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award is a collaboration between Newcastle University, Durham University and Jarrow Hall Museum. The PhD researcher will be based in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University, and become a member of the interdisciplinary Centre for Landscape.

More information about the AHRC Northern Bridge DTP and the Collaborative Doctoral Awards can be found here.

Full details of this collaborative PhD project are available here.

Start date: September 2022

Award duration: 3.5 years (42 months)

Sponsor

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) - Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership

Supervisors

Professor Sam Turner (Newcastle University)

Dr Eric Tourigny (Newcastle University)

Professor Janet Montgomery (Durham University)

Hannah Mather (Jarrow Hall Museum)

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications

  • Good undergraduate degree in Archaeology or a related subject (minimum 2.i or equivalent)
  • Masters degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject [awarded or anticipated]

Skills

  • Training in identification of animal bones
  • Good level of proficiency in English language (native or near-native speaker or IELTS 6.5 overall)

Attributes

  • Demonstrable interests in medieval archaeology
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team

How To Apply

Expressions of Interest must include:

  1. Letter of application detailing applicant’s interest in the PhD project and how they meet the Eligibility Criteria (1 side of A4 maximum)
  2. Current CV (maximum 2 sides of A4; minimum 10 point font size)
  3. Contact details of two referees
  4. Transcript of previous qualifications

To be considered for this studentship, your complete Expression of Interest must be sent to eric.tourigny@ncl.ac.uk as a single PDF or MS Word document no later than midnight on 31 January 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by videoconference or in person.

Contact Details

Please send any informal enquiries to Dr Eric Tourigny (eric.tourigny@ncl.ac.uk) or Professor Sam Turner (sam.turner@ncl.ac.uk)

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