PhD Studentship: Spaces of Occupation in Twentieth-Century Asia, University of Nottingham, UK

University of Nottingham
Study in:UK
Deadline: 31 January 2018

PhD Studentship: Spaces of Occupation in Twentieth-Century Asia

Closing Date
Wednesday, 31st January 2018

ERC-funded COTCA project

The Department of History ( at the University of Nottingham invites applications from suitably-qualified candidates for a full-time studentship in Spaces of Occupation in Twentieth-Century Asia. The studentship is offered through the ERC-funded project, Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth-Century Asia (COTCA) (, led by Dr Jeremy E Taylor. The successful candidate will develop a ‘spatial history’ study of foreign occupation in twentieth-century East and/or Southeast Asia.

This studentship fits within COTCA’s Stream 3: ‘Spaces of Occupation in Twentieth-Century Asia’. The precise choice of research topic will lie with the student in consultation with supervisors, but it must employ a ‘spatial history’ approach to analyse the impact of foreign occupation on cultural expression in 20th-century East and/or Southeast Asia. It might be a specific study of occupation in an individual society, or it might be comparative or regional in focus.

Integral to the COTCA Project is a Digital Archive. The successful candidate will contribute to building this, in conjunction with Dr Taylor, and IT specialists.

Tenable: 3 years from 1 April 2018, subject to satisfactory progress review. Annual stipend matching RCUK rates (£14,553 p.a. in 2017-18, updated annually), plus a one-off overseas fieldwork allowance of approximately £1,800, and a fee waiver for Home/EU fees.

Please apply via University of Nottingham PhD applications ( Include a personal statement (2,000 characters) and a research proposal (2,000 characters) on how the PhD will address COTCA’s aims and objectives. Please enter ‘COTCA studentship’ as the source of funding, and Dr Jeremy Taylor as potential supervisor. Your two references must address the applicant’s suitability for a place on the course, and their suitability for the studentship.

You must have applied for a place on the course before you will be considered for funding. Please complete the online application asap.

Deadline: 16:00 (UK time) on 31 January 2018.

Informal enquiries should be directed to

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