The Department of History, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario is seeking three graduate students at the MA level.

One successful candidate will work with Prof. Elizabeth Neswald in the project “Engineering the Body. Thermodynamics, Social Technologies and the Practice of Nutrition”, funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research, and will develop a major paper research project on a topic in the history of nutrition or food history in North America or Europe in the nineteenth to early twentieth centuries.

These Research assistantships would be for $3000 and $5000.  This funding would be on top of the department’s basic funding package.  Last year’s minimum entrance support was just over $13,000.  Additional monies can be provided in the form of Entrance Scholarships (as much as $2000).  Thus very high calibre applicants could obtain support of between $18,000 and $20,000.

Two graduate students will work with Prof. Elizabeth Neswald in the international “John Tyndall Correspondence Project”, funded by the National Science Foundation. Research interest or experience in 19c. history would be advantageous but is not required.

For further information, contact

[email protected]

Dr Daniel Samson:

[email protected]

Brock University

Dept of History

Graduate Programme Director