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February 8th, 2023

University of Portsmouth, working with the National Railway Museum offers a PhD opportunity

‘Give him sympathy and a helping hand’: Understanding the impact of occupational accidents and disability on English and Welsh railway staff and their families in England and Wales, 1897-1939′

The project will be supervised by Mike Esbester (University of Portsmouth, UK), Karen Baker (Library Manager, National Railway Museum, UK) and Cathryn Pearce (University of Portsmouth, UK). It offers a fees-waiver (at UK rates), and can be undertaken full- or part-time.

There’s a huge amount of potential for the project within the broad parameters set out in the advert (available via the link below). We’re keen to see the successful applicant shaping the project focus and making it their own. This is an under-researched area, so the contribution the research makes will be large. Working with the NRM is also brilliant, as there are huge amounts of expertise and materials you’ll have access to, as well as the possibilities of contributing to the NRM’s work.

The deadline is 3 April 2023.


Further details are available here: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/give-him-sympathy-and-a-helping-hand-understanding-the-impact-of-occupational-accidents-and-disability-on-english-and-welsh-railway-staff-and-their-families-1897-1939/?p154814

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