Ph.D. Scholarship: Scotland and the Flemish People

The Institute of Scottish Historical Research at the University of St Andrews is pleased to announce a PhD scholarship as part of a research initiative focused on Scotland and Flemish People and funded by the P F Charitable Trust.

The successful candidate will have a degree in History (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) and ideally a master’s degree in a relevant discipline. The scholarship will cover full UK fees. There are possibilities of applying for further funding, including the Dr Jamie Stuart Cameron Award.

The aim of the Scotland and the Flemish People project is to reassess the impact of the Flemings on Scotland and to explore the interactions between Scotland and Flemings’ ‘homeland’ in Flanders in the medieval and early modern periods. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute original research in this broad field while also helping the project leader in co-ordinating a major conference and publication addressing the aims of the project.

Possible topics for doctoral research include

  • the settlement of Flemings in Scotland in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries
  • commercial relations between Scotland and Flanders in the middle ages
  • the social and economic impact of the Flemish in Scotland
  • Religious persecution and migration between Flanders and Scotland in the early modern period

Informal enquiries, with suggestions for research topics, can be made to Professor Roger Mason who will be pleased to discuss the project with potential applicants. 

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2013; applications must be submitted by email to Prof Mason using this form

NB: Applicants must also apply separately for admission to the university to pursue postgraduate study. Details of this process can be found at

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With over forty fulltime members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from Scotland to Byzantium and the Americas to South Asia. Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching, allowing for in-depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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