St Andrews Cameron Fellowship in Early Modern History

25 October 2022

St Andrews Cameron Fellowship in Early Modern History

The Department of Modern History at the University of St Andrews invites applications for the Cameron Fellowship in Early Modern History, to be taken up during either semester of the academic year 2023-2024.

The Fellowship is open to any academic in a permanent university post with research interests in any aspect early modern history through to ca. 1780. The financial aspect of the fellowship is a subsidy (up to £4000) towards the cost of travel to St Andrews and accommodation during your stay. The successful applicant is normally someone enjoying research leave from their own institution. Previous Fellows have included Professor Margo Todd, Professor Jeffrey Jaynes, Professor Howard Louthan, Professor Beth Plummer, and Professor Katharine Gerbner.

The Fellowship carries with it no teaching duties; instead, the Fellow is expected to take part in the normal seminar life of the community of early modern historians during their stay in St Andrews. Fortnightly seminars, held on a Thursday evening, run from September–December, and February–May. You will also be invited to lead a workshop on your chosen research theme during your stay. Fellows are provided with computing facilities and office space in one of the buildings occupied by the department. The University Library and Martyrs’ Kirk have excellent collections for early modern historians.

You should send a letter of application by the advertised closing date, together with a scheme of research for the project on which you will be engaged during your time in St Andrews.  You should also enclose a CV, together with the names of two academic referees, who should be asked to write by the closing date.

The closing date for applications is 19 December 2022. Previous applicants should not be deterred from applying.

Further enquiries may be addressed to the Departmental Chair, Dr Emily Michelson (edm@st-andrews.ac.uk).