University of Hull – Arts and Social Science; History

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Hull
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £13,863                                                                                                                                                            
Hours: Full Time


Placed on: 12th December 2014
Closes: 2nd February 2015


To celebrate the University’s research successes, the University of Hull is offering one full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarship or International Fees Bursary for candidates applying for the following project.

Studentships will start on 28th September 2015

Supervisor: Professor Joy Porter,, 01482 465464, Department of History

Co-supervisor: Professor John Oldfield (WISE)

Project Title:

Interest in the role and significance of Native American Indian slaveholding continues to grow significantly across disciplines. However specific Native American slaveholding connections to the early biracial communities that so deeply resisted Euro-American domination remain obscure. Thus this project sets out to investigate Native American Indian slaveholding and its specific relationship to the formation of biracial communities as well as their continued assertion of cultural and political sovereignty. The successful PhD applicant will have the opportunity to expand his/her knowledge of the history of coalition and biracial agency in North America through investigation of a number of themes including (but not restricted to): Slave rebellion and African and Indian coalition from the first slave rebellion (Hispianola, 1522) and the first on U.S. soil (North Carolina, 1526); Escaped Africans, Maroon or quilobo communities including the “Republic of Palmores” 1600-1694; Seminole resistance and the Second Seminole War; African American involvement in the Trail of Tears 1838/39; John Horse 1812-1882, African American Seminole leader. The project leader is a specialist in indigenous North American Indian history, and the co-supervisor is a specialist in the history of slavery and abolition in the Atlantic world (1750-1850) and Director of the University’s Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE). The project will benefit from research synergies with WISE’s recent AHRC £1.5 million grant award under the “Care for the Future” research theme. This doctoral project also links directly with the University of Hull’s Ethics and Social Justice research theme.

To apply for this post please click on the Apply button below.

Full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarships will include fees at the ‘home/EU’ student rate and maintenance (£13,863 in 2014/15) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress, due to funding restrictions.

Full-time International Fee PhD Studentships will include full fees at the International student rate for three years, dependant on satisfactory progress, due to funding restrictions.

PhD students at the University of Hull follow modules for research and transferable skills development and gain a Masters level Certificate, or Diploma, in Research Training, in addition to their research degree.

Successful applicants will be informed of the award as soon as possible and by 17th April 2015 at the latest.