PhD Scholarship in Early Modern English History of Law and Emotions at The University of Adelaide

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Applications close: Monday 31 October 2016.

Applications are invited for a scholarship leading to the degree of PhD in the School of Humanities (History), The University of Adelaide.

The scholarship is supported by the Faculty of Arts (Divisional Scholarship), and is part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project, DP160100265: ‘A New History of Law in Post-Revolutionary England, 1689 1760’ (Chief Investigators: Emeritus Prof. Wilfrid Prest and Prof. David Lemmings, The University of Adelaide, and Dr Mike Macnair, University of Oxford). The appointee will also be affiliated with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Prof. David Lemmings, who will supervise the successful candidate’s research, is interested in the social and cultural history of law and lawyers, 1690-1760, with a special emphasis on the history of emotions. The student may wish to undertake a comparative study of a group of judges from the period, with the aim of testing, further refining and extending both some of the generalisations advanced in previous research on the early Hanoverian judiciary, and of considering the representation of judges in the emerging print media. Candidates are encouraged to outline (in no more than 250 words) any proposal they may have for a specific thesis topic related to the overall field of study.

Eligibility: Applicants will have a minimum of Honours 2A result or equivalent in History or equivalent discipline, and must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia, or citizens of New Zealand, by the closing date.

Stipend:  The scholarship will be for three years’ full-time study, with a stipend of $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) tax free for up to three years (indexed annually). It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval. The successful candidate will be eligible to apply for a top-up scholarship from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions to the value of $5,000 p.a. stipend and $4,500 p.a. to assist with travel and research expenses.

Enquiries: Prof. David Lemmings, School of Humanities, Discipline of History, The University of Adelaide. Tel +61 (8) 8313 5614; Fax (08) 8313 3443 or Email:

Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form available at:

Please email a summary of your application for admission to Dr Helen Payne ( with ‘Application for Judges and English Law. PhD Scholarship’ in the subject heading.

You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing with the subject heading ‘Request for application summary’.

Closing date: 31 October 2016.