PhD Studentship on Space and Time at Home in the Eighteenth Century

Applications are invited for a Queen Mary, University of London funded PhD studentship on ‘Space and time at home in the Eighteenth Century,’ to start in October 2012.

The studentship will be jointly based in the School of Geography and the School of History, as a joint studentship between the Centre for Studies of Home (in partnership with The Geffrye Museum of the Home) and the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Potential supervisors include Prof. Alison Blunt (Geography), Eleanor John (Geffrye Museum), Prof. Colin Jones (History), Prof. Miles Ogborn (Geography), Dr Alastair Owens (Geography) and Prof. Amanda Vickery (History).

Applicants should develop their own detailed research proposal relating to the general theme of ‘Space and time at home in the Eighteenth Century.’  This might include, but need not be limited to, the following subjects:

  • space, time and the work of home
  • spaces, rhythms and routines of domestic life
  • space and time at home in relation to gender, class and/or age
  • space and time in different dwellings
  • and space, time and material domestic cultures.

Proposals that will develop European or imperial / colonial comparative research are welcome.

Applicants should discuss their research proposal with Prof. Miles Ogborn ( and/or Prof. Amanda Vickery ( before submitting their application.

For further details on eligibility and how to apply, please see:

The deadline for applications is Monday 30 January 2012.


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