The Rhug Project: Fully funded 3 year PhD Studentship in Welsh history, culture and landscape studies, c.1450-1700
Bangor University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates (ISWE) invites applications for a fully-funded 3 year PhD Studentship focusing on the history, culture and landscape of the Rhug Estate in north Wales during the period c.1450-1700. This unique studentship is sponsored by the Rhug Estate and includes a full stipend for three years in addition to the cost of all tuition fees and funding to attend an international conference.
Supervised by an expert and interdisciplinary academic team including Professor Huw Pryce (Professor of Welsh History), Professor Peredur Lynch (Professor of Welsh) and Dr Shaun Evans (ISWE Project Manager), this project provides an outstanding opportunity for a motivated, talented and ambitious graduate looking to develop a career in the academic and / or cultural heritage sectors. The successful candidate will be based in the School of History and Archaeology.
The Rhug Estate
Founded in medieval times by descendants of Owain Brogyntyn, by the beginning of the 16th century the Rhug Estate had been acquired, through marriage, by the Bachymbyd branch of the influential Salesbury family, who over a period of two centuries developed it into one of the most prominent landholding estates in north Wales. Over subsequent generations the estate was acquired by the Vaughans of Nannau, before being inherited by Charles Henry Wynn (1847-1911) of Glynllifon in 1859. From him the estate has passed by descent to its current owner, the 8th Baron Newborough. The Rhug Estate is now a vibrant rural enterprise, characterised by its award-winning organic farm, shop and bistro situated at Corwen
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