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Area Studies

Area Studies pathway at the University of Nottingham

Area studies are key avenues of research in social sciences that focus on the specialised understanding of specific global regions, through case studies and comparative analyses, by means of multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary methods.

This pathway is run at Nottingham collaboratively by the Department of History and Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies. It draws on the combined expertise of numerous research-active staff across these units with interests in many aspects of the region's historical and contemporary development.

Applicants interested in applying for entry October 2018 should express their interest please contact Dr Badcock (sarah dot badcock at nottingham dot ac dot uk) and Dr Baron (nick dot baron at nottingham dot ac dot uk) as soon as possible before 22 December 2017 (we cannot consider any enquiries or expressions of interest after that date), sending your CV, a one-page note on your preparation and motivation to conduct research to PhD level in modern Russian socio-economic history, and a one-page outline of your proposed research topic. We can advise on your eligibility and the fit of your proposed research with our interests and expertise.

Recent funded projects have included:
  • Romanian Roma migrations and the search for ‘home’
  • Labour mobility in the Urals in the late nineteenth century
  • Corruption and foreign trade in the early Soviet Union
  • Prostitution, labour and urban space in early twentieth-century tsarist Russia
  • Workers’ identities in post-revolutionary Russia: a regional study
  • Translation and cultural capital in Slovenia

We welcome applicants with research interests in all aspects of modern Russian and East European history and cultural studies.

Key Facts:
Structure of Provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time
PG Application Apply for the PhD in Russian and East European Studies
Pathway Contact: Dr Nick Baron