PhD Bursary: Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China, 1869-1918 and Call for Papers

May 2021

PhD Bursary – ‘Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China, 1869-1918’, October 2021 start date.

In 2019 Lloyd’s Register (LR) celebrated 150 years of operation in China. This doctoral-level research project will assess the influence and impact that LR and its surveyors had on international understandings of health, safety, and risk management, and their broader influences on local infrastructures and imperial cultural knowledge between the years 1869-1918.
The PhD project is sponsored by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and includes full fees, bursary and a budget to conduct research in the UK and China. LRF’s Heritage and Education Centre are partnering with the University of Portsmouth’s Port Towns and Urban Cultures (PTUC) research group in the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature. The PhD is also supported by Hong Kong Baptist University and Dalian Maritime University who are providing Visiting Scholarships to support the student’s research in China.
The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, and will be supervised by members of the Port Towns and Urban Cultures research group: Dr Matthew HeaslipDr Melanie Bassett and Professor Brad Beaven.
The PhD is open to UK and EU applications only. Applications close on 23 May. Full details.


Online workshop: Treaty Port China in World History c.1842-1930 1842-1930年世界历史上的中国通商口岸 

To support the PhD and help to build a network of PGR and ECR scholars we are hosting an online workshop over two half days from 22 -23 July. We invite contributions in both English and Mandarin via our Call for Papers by 1 June. Full details can be found here.


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