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Bangor University 125th Anniversary PhD Research Bursary in Early Modern
British History and Culture (News in the late Stuart period)
Supervisors/CAH Schools:
Professor Tony Claydon (History, Welsh History and Archaeology)
Professor Thomas N.Corns (English literature)

This scheme is only open to those students seeking to embark upon a wholly
new doctoral research programme of study, and is not open to students who
have already begun courses of doctoral research. Each 3 year PhD bursary
provides an annual allowance of £5,000 and an annual research allowance of
up to £1,500 (for approved expenditure). Fees are payable by the
awardholder. Applicants are not expected to teach or act as Research
Assistants, but may apply to do so if vacancies occur. The successful
awardholder will commence this project by December 2009.

Description of Project:

The successful candidate will pursue a PhD project examining the nature and
circulation of news in the later Stuart period: an era which some scholars
have argued was crucial for the emergence of a print-based Œpublic sphere¹.
It will examine what was considered Œnews¹ in British society and ask what
this tells us about (for instance) contemporary cultural values; the
construction of personal, political and national identities; the circulation
and deployment of information and its use informing a Œpublic opinion¹;
relations between London and other localities; perceptions of Britain¹s
place and role in Europe; or other relevant issues.

Though the material analysed, and direction of argument, would be flexible
to match the student¹s interests and discoveries, a potential key source
would be the ŒMostyn Newsletters¹. These are a series of manuscript reports
from London to the Mostyn family of north Wales, spanning the years of the
Exclusion Crisis (1678-83) and the Glorious Revolution (1688-9). Amongst
other topics they may inform us about the appetite for news in a
non-metropolitan areas, and the packaging of news for audiences beyond the
capital. The newsletters might be used for comparison with material from
other regions, or printed media. The letters are in English; Bangor
University Archive has a full run; the Mostyn Estate is partner with the
Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Aberystwyth and Bangor in
the ŒMostyn Project¹ to examine the archive and heritage of the Mostyns

Queries prior to a formal application concerning this research project
should be addressed to: Professor Tony Claydon ­ t.claydon at bangor.ac.uk
125th Anniversary Scholarships Application Procedure

Please submit a brief CV (no more than 2000 words) with the names of 2
academic referees. You must also submit a copy of an official transcript of
your academic results for first degrees and masters where applicable. You
should state the nature and extent of your linguistic abilities and
qualifications if your first language is not English or Welsh.

We also require a summary (no more than 1000 words) explaining your area of
expertise and describing how it relates to the research bursary above.

Please mark your application 'Bangor University 125th Anniversary Research

*Please note - In addition to these requirements, all applicants should
complete the university monitoring form, which is downloadable here. Please
return this with your application.

These documents should be submitted electronically to:

Dr Suan Lee
Postgraduate Administrator
College of Arts and Humanities
Bangor University 
E-mail: s.lee at bangor.ac.uk

by noon on 14th August 2009

The e-mail subject should be titled Œ125 Scholarships.¹
Bangor University Admissions Procedure

In addition to the College¹s application requirements, if you are offered a
scholarship you will need to complete a University application form and
satisfy its general requirements before taking up a place.



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