Collaborative Doctoral Project Studentship- Sussex University and the British Library: American Political Pamphlets 1920-1945 (2017)
The project: This project will draw on the British Library's extensive holdings of American political pamphlets to study and contextualise the writing, printing, distribution and dissemination of political pamphlets produced in the years preceding and during the Second World War. The Library's collection of American pamphlets from the interwar period contains publications by different anti-fascist, anti-capitalist and pacifist societies. These include the Socialist Party of America, the Young People's Socialist League, the American League Against War and Fascism, the Jewish People's Committee, the War Resisters League, the World Peace Foundation, as well as anti-imperialist societies such as the United Aid for Peoples of African Descent, among many others. The researcher will also benefit from access to the extensive collection of US political pamphlets at the Marx Memorial Library, a partner of the project.
£14,553 tax-free bursary per annum, plus a waiver of UK/EU fees and up to £1600 research expenses per annum for 3 years
Eligible candidates will have very strong academic records; they will normally have a relevant Masters' degree or equivalent post-graduate qualification. Those with backgrounds in American Studies, English literature, History (and especially book history and print culture) will be especially well-prepared.
- British nationals who have lived in the UK and Islands all their lives are eligible for the full award (stipend and fees)
- Also eligible are non-British nationals who have settled status AND have been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately prior to the date of the start of the course.
- EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years immediately prior to the date of start of the course are eligible for the full award
- Overseas (non EU) students are not eligible
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