|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||24th February 2023|
This PhD is funded through the Northern Bridge Collaborative Doctoral award scheme. 100% of tuition fees paid and an annual stipend (living expenses) of £17,668 (2022-2023 UKRI rate)
Interested in histories of family, childhood, and welfare?
Designed with The Children’s Society (TCS), this PhD offers an opportunity to explore one of the richest care archives to reconstruct the family histories of children in care and to advance understandings about the social and emotional relationships between poor families and their communities before children’s institutional admission and following discharge.
The PhD will combine family history, public history, and genealogy methods to test a new approach to the study of children’s welfare by taking a full and holistic view of the lives of children in care and their families, including the familial and community contexts from which children were received into residential and foster care, and their trajectories and outcomes following discharge from care.
Based in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University, you will work under the supervision and expertise of Dr Claudia Soares (Newcastle), Professor Olwen Purdue (Queen’s University Belfast), and Mr Richard Wilson (Archives Manager, The Children’s Society). The student will benefit from engagement with Newcastle University’s Public Histories Forum and Centre for Research Excellence in Children and Young People, and Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Public History. As a collaborative studentship, the PhD offers opportunities for broader professional development delivered through training and experience with TCS.
Number of awards: 1
Start date: September 2023
Award duration: The funding covers 3.5 years.
Northern Bridge Consortium (Staff led Collaborative Doctoral Award)
Dr. Claudia Soares, Newcastle University
Professor Olwen Purdue, Queen’s University Belfast
Mr Richard Wilson, Archives Manager, The Children’s Society Records and Archives Centre
Home and international applicants are welcome to apply.
How to apply
Please send a 2-page CV and a 2-page (max) personal statement explaining your interest in the project, your education and experience, and why we should consider you to Dr Claudia Soares (details below).
For further details, please contact:
Dr Claudia Soares
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
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