Thursday, May 21, 2009

MA Students: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award

In collaboration with the Friends of Historic Essex, the Essex Record Office
and The National Archives, Roehampton University invites applications for
doctoral research to explore and develop new understandings of poverty in
early modern Essex, through the application of comparative and/or
interdisciplinary methods, with a focus upon rural and urban communities in
Essex. The student will be encouraged to test and develop suitable
methodologies by drawing upon the hearth tax returns, exemption
certificates, and parish and other local records relating to the experiences
of poverty in the period c. 1660 to c. 1690. An interest in economic and
social history and/or local and regional studies in the early modern period
is desirable, as is an interest in outreach activities. The successful
candidate will have an exceptional level of access to the archives in the
Essex Record Office in Chelmsford and The National Archives in Kew (London),
and will benefit from the resources, experience and support of the School of
Arts. The project will be supervised by Dr. Andrew Wareham (Roehampton
University), Dr. Chris Thornton (Friends of Historic Essex), Professor Peter
Edwards (Roehampton University), Dr. Sara Pennell (Roehampton University)
and Peter Seaman (The National Archives).
Closing date for the applications is Friday 5 June at 5.00pm.
Interviews will take place in the week commencing 29 June or 6 July.

Further details and application forms are available at
Contact Andrew Wareham ( ) to discuss the project.
Some information on AHRC CDAs can be found on


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