PhD Scholarships - Violence and Colonialism, University of Newcastle, Australia

Publish Date: Jul 02, 2015

Deadline: Oct 31, 2015

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to investigate Violence on the Colonial Frontier under the supervision of Professor Lyndall Ryan -

Prospective candidates are invited to submit a topic that will complement the project 'Intimacy and Violence in Anglo Pacific Rim Colonial Societies, 1830-1930' in the Centre for the History of Violence - at the University of Newcastle. Topics on colonial violence or frontier colonial violence are welcomed.

The candidate will be supervised by Professor Lyndall Ryan with input from Professor Philip Dwyer -

Project Name 

ARC DP 'Intimacy and Violence in Anglo Pacific Rim Colonial Societies, 1830-1930'

Project Description 

Violence and intimacy were both fundamental to the formation of settler-colonial societies, yet we know surprisingly little of how they were connected. Through a large-scale collaboration of leading scholars, this project aims to produce the first transnational analysis of intimacy and violence as key, intertwined vectors in the development of settler societies across the colonial Anglophone Pacific Rim.

Drawing out connections between the broad-scale dynamics of colonial rule and the violent and intimate domains of its implementation on the ground, the project aims to generate new comparative insights into the development of colonial settler cultures and create an enhanced understanding of their legacies for western settler democracies today.


The candidate will be supported with a stipend to the value of $25,849 per annum in 2015 (tax-free and indexed annually) for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of a 6-month extension.


Prospective Ph.D. applicants should have completed the equivalent of a BA (Hons), MPhil, or other two-year Master's degree in History, including a major research component with excellent results.

Both international and Australian applicants will be considered.


Enquiries can be directed to Professor Lyndall Ryan -


Phone: +61 2 4921 6692


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