PhD Studentship Opportunity: India and St Andrews

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Date / time: 6 March, All day

School of History, University of St Andrews

PhD Studentship Opportunity: India and St Andrews


Application deadline – 6 March 2024

The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer a full scholarship funded by St Leonard’s Postgraduate College, to support an exceptional student to undertake doctoral research into the intellectual and scholarly connections between India and St Andrews in the period c.1780-1900.

This PhD will focus on the ways in which the University of St Andrews shaped and was shaped by British India – and vice versa. It will consider the impact that the University had on the regions that are now India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh; and the impact that individuals, texts and objects from those regions had on St Andrews. It will be innovative for its focus on intellectual ties, and for its focus on reciprocal influences. We will use the University of St Andrews as a microcosm to investigate both how Scottish actors shaped the subcontinent, and how Indian-origin actors (expatriate Scots as well as ethnic Indians) and Indian-origin texts and objects globalized the university across the long nineteenth century.

The project will be supervised by Dr Milinda Bannerjee and Professor Aileen Fyfe, and the student will become part the vibrant, and intellectually stimulating postgraduate community at the School of History at the University of St Andrews. For further details, including how to apply, see:


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