Funding Success for Archaeology PGR Students!

Congratulations to the seven archaeology students who have succeeded in securing funding for their PhD research.

Five of our students have secured funding from the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH).  The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities is a Doctoral Training Partnership between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.  It provides AHRC-funded studentships for over 50 students each year to undertake doctoral study at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York.  One of our new WRoCAH-funded students also has been given a Doctoral Academy maintenance award from the University of Sheffield.  A sixth Archaeology student has been awarded funding through the University of Sheffield, through the University Prize funding scheme.

Doctoral Academy and/or Faculty Scholarship awards are awarded on a competitive basis and support the very best postgraduate research students. The University Prize Scholarships are awarded to the very best PhD applicants, and is open to all applicants in all subjects.

White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities

Samuel Bromage (UK)

Urban Renewal and Social change: An Archaeology of the Dissolution of Urban Religious Houses in Yorkshire and its Impact on the Early Post-Medieval Townscape

Supervisor: Dr Hugh Willmott

Faidon Moudopoulos Athanasiou (EU) (including Doctoral Academy maintenance award)

The Early Modern Zagorochoria of NW Greece: Reading History from and into a Montane Cultural Landscape

Supervisor: Professor Paul Halstead, Professor John Bennet

Matthew Lester (UK)

Sacred spaces? The Characterisation of Space and Practice at the Early Bronze Age Cult Centre of Dhaskalio-Kavos, Keros, Greece

Supervisor: Dr Roger Doonan

Marion Shiner (UK)

A Comparative Study of the Burial Rites of Non-Adults in Wales and Ireland during the 1st to 10th centuries AD, with Particular Reference to the Development of Separate Infant Burial Grounds

Supervisors: Dr Katie Hemer, Professor Dawn Hadley

Tegid Watkin (UK)

3D Geometric Morphometric analysis of Metacarpal and Phalangeal Torsion in Humans, Primates and Fossil Hominins, and its Application in Stone Tool Use

Supervisor: Dr Kevin Kuykendall

University Prize

Stavroula Fouriki (EU)

Materiality and Social Practice in Late Bronze Age Chania, Crete: Detecting Socio-political Change in Ceramics of the Late Minoan I-IIIB Period

Supervisors: Professor John Bennet and Dr Susan Sherratt

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (partnered with English Heritage)

Caitlin Scott (UK)

The Evolution of Audley End: the material culture of a medieval monastery and early modern mansion

Supervisor: Dr Hugh Willmott

We are pleased with the success of our PGR students in the WRoCAH and University funding competitions.

For more on PhD studies with Sheffield Archaeology, see here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/postgraduate_research