Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies

[this from the London Renaissance Seminar email list ...]

School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London and Dr Williams's Library

AHRC/ESRC Collaborative Research Studentship: The Dissenting Academy and the Control of Education by the State, 1662-1751

The Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies is a collaboration between the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS and Dr Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR.

Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year AHRC/ESRC Collaborative Research Studentship for 2007ˆ2010. This award is part of the new AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Research Programme. In order to be eligible, applicants should meet the AHRC's academic criteria and residency requirements:


They should normally have, or be studying for, a Master's degree in a relevant subject such as religious or intellectual or political or literary history. This award is particularly relevant to those interested in pursuing doctoral research with an interdisciplinary dimension in religious, educational, legal or political history. The award holders will be jointly supervised by the co-directors of the Dr Williams's Centre, Isabel Rivers, Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, and Dr David Wykes, Director, Dr Williams's Library.

This award has been previously advertised. Applicants who have been unsuccessful in the standard AHRC doctoral award competition or are awaiting the results are welcome to apply.

The standard tuition fees and maintenance grant will be paid by the AHRC to the award holders. In addition the AHRC will make an additional maintenance contribution of £500 p.a., and the Trustees of Dr Williams's Library will provide a bursary of £1000 p.a. and a London student travel pass.

Further particulars of the project, ŒThe Dissenting Academy and the Control of Education by the State, 1662-1751‚, suggested areas for research, and details of how to apply can be downloaded from:

Potential applicants should contact Professor Rivers and Dr Wykes before applying in order to discuss possible projects and to view materials in Dr Williams‚s Library. Professor Rivers will be away 24-26 July; Dr Wykes will be away 27 July-13 August. Applications should be submitted by Monday 20 August 2007. Interviews will be held on Friday 24 August.


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