The History Department and the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick invite applications for a 3-year PhD studentship to investigate an aspect of public health in modern South Asia. Ideally, we envisage an October 2008 start. This PhD will be supervised by Dr Sarah Hodges and is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award.

The successful candidate must hold an MA in the History of Medicine or a related field in order to take up the award. The award covers all university fees (including those for overseas students) for 3 years of continuous, full-time registration, and provides a stipend for that period (3 years is the standard completion time for a UK PhD). Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to undertake research in a relevant modern South Asian language. The successful candidate may be eligible to be put forward for additional funding (particularly for underwriting research travel between the UK and South Asia as well as for research travel within the UK).

The Department of History and the Centre for the History of Medicine foster a friendly and lively research culture. Modern South Asian History and Global History are a particularly strong areas of expertise (in addition to Hodges, Professor David Arnold and Professor David Hardiman are other South Asianist Historians of Medicine at Warwick). Further details about the Department of History at the University of Warwick may be found here <>

Further details about the Centre for the History of Medicine, particularly its current strengths in modern South Asia, may be found here <>

To be considered for the award, candidates should send electronic copies of the following to Dr Sarah Hodges by 4 August 2008 ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> )

1. 500 word research proposal 2. curriculum vitae 3. two academic references, speaking directly to the candidate’s ability to complete the proposed PhD research successfully

Preliminary enquiries should be directed to Dr Sarah Hodges, History Department, University of Warwick ([email protected])