PhD Opportunities: Chatsworth and Sheffield

SCEMS is pleased to share news of three AHRC-funded colloborative doctoral awards under the theme ‘From Servants to Staff’. The three PhD students will be co-supervised by Chatsworth House and specialists at the University of Sheffield.  The breadth of the project stretches from 1700 to 2000. Together, the researchers will examine shifts in language, working conditions, and community, to chart “a compelling narrative across three centuries of social and economic change”. 

For Chatsworth the students will work on the sorting, cataloguing and indexing of household, staff, and estate records. They will prepare reports for the Collections team, write entries for the Chatsworth blog, and provide briefings on their findings to Collections and Education staff and Room Guides at Chatsworth.

Each researcher will focus on a different century. Of most immediate interest to budding early modernist scholars is the project entitled “Community, Conflict and Change at Chatsworth, 1700-1820” (co-supervised with SCEMS’ Dr Karen Harvey).

The funding will cover full fees and maintenance for three years beginning in October 2015.  For further information, including how to apply, please download the PDF.

Photograph showing Chatsworth community