Friday, August 08, 2008

The Letters of Elizabeth Talbot

AHRC-funded PhD Studentship
AHRC Research Project: The Letters of Elizabeth Talbot (c. 1527-1608, known as ‘Bess of Hardwick’)
Department of English Language, University of Glasgow

Applications are invited from outstanding graduates to join this exciting three-year AHRC-funded project. Directed by Dr Alison Wiggins, the project team will analyse and edit the more than two hundred letters of Elizabeth Talbot (c. 1527-1608, known as ‘Bess of Hardwick’). The project studentship will be co-supervised by Dr Alison Wiggins and Professor Jeremy Smith at the University of Glasgow.

The studentship covers tuition fees and the standard AHRC annual maintenance grant – in 2008/09 approx. £12,940.

The post is full-time over three years, starting 1 October 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will need to meet the AHRC’s academic criteria for doctoral study, details of which can be found at

To apply send (1) a CV of two or three pages and (2) a covering letter of two or three pages. Together these should indicate how your background will prepare you to contribute to this project and your intended area of research (please read the further details). You should also arrange for two academic references to be sent by the closing date. These application materials may be sent by post or by email to: Ms Alison Bennett, Department of English Language, 12 University Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ,

The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd August 2008

Interviews will be on Thursday 28th August 2008

Informal enquiries should be directed to: Dr Alison Wiggins tel: +44 (0)141 330 3918


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