Australian History PhD scholarship at University of Adelaide

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide welcomes applications for the mid-year round for higher degree (PhD) scholarships in all disciplines, including the following ARC-funded projects (funded 2014-16):

(1) Protection and Punishment: Colonial Networks and the Legal Reform of Indigenous People
This scholarship is associated with above ARC Discovery Project directed by Professor Amanda Nettelbeck and will be supervised via the Discipline of History or jointly via the disciplines of History and English. The project is concerned with the history of indigenous governance in colonial Australia as it was enacted through the everyday activities of Protectors, police and magistrates. The anticipated PhD research project would focus on how the records of former frontier officials, including published memoirs, contribute to a wider set of national narratives about the nature of Australian settlement. However the final scope of the project will depend on the experience, skills, and interests of the best applicant. For more information on this project and/or the suitability of potential research topics, prospective applicants may contact amanda.nettelbeck@adelaide.edu.au.
(2) Making Plants Better, Making Australia Better? A history of genetic modification science, policy, and community attitudes in Australia
This scholarship is associated with the above ARC Discovery Project directed by Professor Rachel A. Ankeny and will be supervised via the Discipline of History. It aims to produce a comprehensive historical account of the sociocultural, political, and scientific aspects of the development of genetic modification (GM) technologies for food/agricultural purposes, including community attitudes, activism, and policymaking in Australia over the last 40 years.  The anticipated PhD project will be thematically related to the overall project, but independent from it in that the PhD student will produce a free-standing, original dissertation in addition to one or more publications that will contribute to the overall project. We are particularly interested in candidates who wish to focus on the history of GM activism in Australia or the history of state policies with regard to GM, and those with an honours degree in history or history of science/technology. For more information on this project and/or the suitability of potential research topics, prospective applicants may contact rachel.ankeny@adelaide.edu.au.

 

(3) Getting to the Meat of the Matter: Social and economic issues in animal welfare in Australia’s livestock industries

This scholarship is associated with the above ARC Linkage Project co-directed by Professor Rachel A. Ankeny and A/Prof Wendy Umberger, and will be supervised via the Discipline of History (Food Studies). The PhD research will form part of a larger project examining the social and economic impacts of consumer views on and understandings of animal welfare in Australia’s livestock industries. It also aims to identify current and future exposure points from paddock to plate and provide models for initiating and maintaining more productive dialogue between consumers, retailers, and producers about animal welfare. It is expected that the PhD student’s project will focus on the social science aspects of this project, and s/he will negotiate a specific topic in consultation with the project team. The ideal applicant will have a background in a relevant social science or humanities discipline, such as rural sociology, food studies, public understanding of science, or environmental studies. For more information on this project and/or the suitability of potential research topics, prospective applicants may contact rachel.ankeny@adelaide.edu.au.

 

Eligibility: applicants will have a minimum of Honours 2A result or equivalent in a relevant discipline.Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia, or citizens of New Zealand, by the closing date of 31 May 2014.

Stipend: $25,392 per annum (2014 rate), indexed annually. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

For more information, see: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/admission/application-rounds/domestic/

Apply at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/admission/ and please provide a copy of your application by email to the relevant project director at the email address above.

— Closing date for applications: 31 May 2014–