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Economic & Social History

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Economic and social history is the study of the way societies have changed in their economic activities and social organisation. It is concerned with how people in the past lived and worked, and how this has affected the development of today’s world.

Research in Economic and Social History is hosted at Nottingham by the Department of History. Academics working with social and/or economic methodologies cover a chronological range from the thirteenth century to the present day.

We welcome applicants with an interest in pursuing social science research into any aspects of the region's historical and contemporary development. Recently funded projects have included:

  • Urban experience and everyday life in Braşov, 1867-1914
  • Authority and Monetary Relations in Hungary, 1945-1968
  • Women’s labour in the factory and home in the Soviet 1920s
  • Labour mobility in the Russian empire in the late nineteenth century
  • Corruption and foreign trade in the early Soviet Union

IMPORTANT

Applicants in Economic & Social History interested in applying for entry October 2022 should contact a prospective supervisor or, if you have yet to identify an appropriate advisor, Dr Nick Baron (nick.baron@nottingham.ac.uk), as soon as possible before 1 December 2021 (we cannot consider any enquiries or expressions of interest after that date). Please send your CV, a one-page note on your preparation and motivation to conduct research to PhD level on economic and social 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 departmental interests and expertise.

As this studentship is funded by the ESRC, your proposed research project must principally employ social science methods. For further guidance on disciplinary remit, see this page. If you have concerns about the ‘fit’ of your project with the ESRC remit, you may use the query form on that page.

Key Facts:

Structure of Provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time
PG Application: Apply for the PhD in History
Pathway Contact: Dr Nick Baron