|Location||University of Queensland, UQ Graduate School|
|Eligibility||Open to international applicants|
Reassessing the Darwinian Revolution: The Place of History in Science $47,082 per year
This scholarship is open to domestic and international candidates interested in writing a PhD thesis that is relevant to the supervisor’s ARC funded Future Fellowship project “The Place of History in Science: Reassessing the Darwinian Revolution.” The project is a large-scale history of evolution that considers how historical representations of Charles Darwin and his revolutionary theory have influenced the shape and direction of modern evolutionary science itself.
The successful applicant will be supervised by ARC Future Fellow, Dr Ian Hesketh. While all dissertation projects that deal in some way with the history of evolution will be considered, we are particularly interested in projects on the following areas:
- The development of evolution in Victorian Britain
- The relationship between evolutionary and historical modes of thought in the nineteenth century
- The history of the Modern Synthesis
- Popular narratives of evolution in the nineteenth and/or twentieth centuries
- The relationship between religion and evolution
Applicants should be high-achieving and have a strong educational background in History, History of Science, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills in terms of both written and spoken English language expression. They must also meet the reuqirements for admission into the UQ PhD program.
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