Current Opportunities

Doctoral Studentship to commence in October 2015

Applications are invited for the following doctoral studentship:

‘Portraiture and the British Naval Officer, c.1740–1805’

This studentship is fully-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and is full-time for three years, starting in October 2015. It is tenable at the University of East Anglia, in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum and the National Portrait Gallery (both of which are CDP Thames Consortium partners).

  • Principal Supervisor: Dr Sarah Monks (UEA).
  • Lead heritage organization supervisor: Christine Riding, Head of Art and Curator of The Queen’s House, (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich).
  • Second heritage organization supervisor: Dr Lucy Peltz (Curator, 18th Century Collections, National Portrait Gallery)

This PhD will be the first sustained critical study of British naval officers’ portraits between the period of Britain’s emergence as a world maritime power and that power’s consolidation at Trafalgar.

This is an opportunity to pursue an original doctoral research project within one of the highest-ranking History of Art departments in the UK (with a substantial community of scholars working on British art) whilst working closely with two national museums/galleries with renowned collections and expertise.

Applicants should hold (or expect to achieve) a Master’s degree and either a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline.

See the University of East Anglia website for full details including how to apply:

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Sarah Monks.
Tel: (01603) 593768.

Closing date: 11 May 2015