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Applications are invited for an AHRC CDA doctoral studentship offered by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, to start in the October or January of the 2022-23 academic year.

The studentship will be based in the Italian Section, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Language and Linguistics. The successful applicant will work on a collaborative project co-led by Professor Robert Gordon (, University of Cambridge and Professor Abigail Brundin co-supervisor, British School at Rome.

The studentship will involve an original research into aspects of the cultural history of postwar Rome between liberation by the Allies in the summer of 1944 and the beginning of the 1950s. The focus of the research will be on the remarkable and complex transnational flows of individuals and groups, civilian and military, moving through Rome during this period. Rome was a site of crossing populations, migrations, returns, transitions and cultural convergence and divergence, as it has been throughout its history as a global city, but with particular variety and unpredictability in the chaos of the postwar moment.

Further details of the project and its aims can be found on the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP website:


The DTP studentships will provide an annual maintenance grant to cover living costs (£15,609 stipend + £550 CDA allowance pa at current rates) and university tuition fees at home fee level. The fee gap between the home and overseas fee rates will be covered by the University through internal co-funding for international candidates.

For more details, see:

Application process:

All applications will need to be made through the University Graduate Application Portal:

Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for 'Postwar Rome 1944-1951: Transnational flows and the culture of occupation and reconstruction' and the supervisor leading the project (Professor Robert Gordon). When applying for study through the Postgraduate Applicant Portal, you must indicate that you would like to be considered for funding, complete the AHRC section under "Funding" and upload the OOC DTP Application Form as an additional document when completing the application through the portal.

Application fee of £75 applies. You may check the eligibility criteria for application fee waiver here:

We want to encourage the widest range of potential students to study for this studentship and are committed to welcoming students from different backgrounds to apply. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Informal enquiries about the project should be directed to the University supervisor (

Application deadline: 6 January 2022

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please visit

Please quote reference GA29126 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Key Information

Office of the School of Arts and Humanities

Reference: GA29126

Dates and deadlines:

Monday, 22 November, 2021
Closing Date
Thursday, 6 January, 2022