Name: Funded PhD on Chronometry and Chronometers on British Voyages of Exploration, c.1815-c.1872
Location: the University of Edinburgh
Application Deadline: April 10, 2015
Sponsoring Institution: The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and the University of Edinburgh (Institute of Geography)
The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and the University of Edinburgh (Institute of Geography) are delighted to announce an opportunity for a funded PhD on ‘Chronometry and Chronometers on British Voyages of Exploration, c.1815-c.1872’.
The studentship, which is full-time and funded for 3 years, will begin in October 2015 and will be jointly supervised by Dr Richard Dunn (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich) and Professor Charles W. J. Withers (University of Edinburgh).
The project seeks to examine the ways in which nineteenth-century British voyages of exploration used chronometers in both routine navigation and more specialised expeditionary activities. The aim is to cover the period that saw chronometers become standard on naval vessels (by about 1830), but before the advent of more science-based oceanic exploration from the early 1870s, and to explore how on-board practices changed and developed in this period of significant exploratory activity.
The PhD is funded by the AHRC through the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) Thames Consortium.
Further details can be found at http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=61655&LID=468
Charles W. J. Withers
Posted: February 20, 2015