The University of Aberdeen invites applications for three PhD studentships on the theme of Northern Colonialism: Historical Connections, Contemporary Lives.

These studentships are part of the University’s strategic investment in northern research and aim to foster path-breaking interdisciplinary research on the processes and impact of colonialism in the North. The Northern Colonialism programme builds upon existing expertise in Anthropology, Archaeology, History and Geology and is structured around three themes: Economies and Polities, Environments, and Cultural Transformations.

Doctoral students will undertake ethnographic, archaeological, archival, museum and/or material culture research to consider the intersections of history, colonialism, and contemporary social life in The North. The North is defined here not so much by latitude as by the intersection of climatic, environmental, historical, geopolitical and cultural conditions, all of which come together to give the region a significance for the future of life on earth quite out of proportion to its relatively sparse human population.

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