PhD Studentship at Newcastle: ‘Intellectual Life at the Lit & Phil’

PhD Studentship at Newcastle: ‘Intellectual Life at the Lit & Phil’

Applications due: 23 February 2020

Newcastle University is pleased to advertise an AHRC-funded PhD studentship on ‘Intellectual Life at Newcastle’s Literary and Philosophical Society, 1793-1825’, to be held at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology of Newcastle University, in partnership with the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne, from October 2020. The project is funded by a Collaborative Doctoral Award granted by the Northern Bridge Consortium – Doctoral Training Partnership. A summary is pasted below; more detail is available at here, and a person specification here.

Applicants must submit a CV and a cover letter summarising their research interests and expertise to Professor Federico Santangelo ( by 4pm on Monday 23 February 2020.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed by a selection panel consisting of the prospective supervisory team. Informal queries are welcome. Thank you.

About the project:

Intellectual Life at Newcastle’s Literary and Philosophical Society, 1793-1825

This project focuses on a major, unique primary resource that has so far been largely overlooked: a body of archival material located in the collections of Newcastle upon Tyne’s Literary and Philosophical Society, dating from the years immediately following the Society’s foundation, 1793 to 1825. The aims of this project are, firstly, to catalogue the fully material so that it may become an accessible resource for scholars and other interested parties, and secondly, to bring out the significance of this archive’s contents to the intellectual culture and heritage of Newcastle, and beyond.

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