Collaborative Doctoral Studentships (AHRC & ESRC scholarships)

History at Leicester has an outstanding track record for winning research studentships under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral schemes (CDP / CDA). As part of the ESRC Midlands Graduate School we are now eligible to host ESRC funded collaborative doctoral students. Details of award holders, external partner institutions, and academic mentors are below.

Listen to Emmeline Legerwood talk about her experience as a Collaborative Doctoral Student working with Leicester historians and the Oral History team at The British Library.

Current and Recent
AHRC CDP projects
External PartnerLeicester supervisors and students

Science, Technology and Road Safety in the Motor Age

The Science Museum AHRC CDP

Prof Simon Gunn and Dr Sally Horrocks (UoL), Dr Oliver Carpenter (The Science Museum) with Georgina Lockton

Defending Modernity? Communicating with the Public about Nuclear Energy: Historical Perspectives

The National Archives AHRC CDP

Dr Sally HorrocksDr Ben Clements (UoL), Stephen Twigge and Tim Powell (TNA) with Joshua McMullan

Franco-Saxon manuscripts in the ninth century

The British Library – AHRC CDP

Prof. Jo Story (UoL) and Dr Kathleen Doyle (BL) with Emilia Henderson

The Salvation Army’s overseas settlements and colonies, 1890-1939

Salvation Army International Heritage Centre – ESRC DTP

Professor Clare Anderson and Professor Mark Peel (UoL) with Adam Millar

Beyond the Boundary: Cricket and Community in England, c. 1965-2015

The Marylebone Cricket Club –

Dr Prashant Kidambi and Neil Robinson (Librarian and Archivist at the MCC) with Amerdeep Panesar

Re-evaluating the 1980s and 1990s Through Life Histories: Politics, Privatisation and the Culture of Government Research

The British Library – AHRC CDP

** Listen to Emme talk about her project and experience as a collaborative doctoral student at the BL.

Dr Sally Horrocks and Dr Rob Dover with Dr Rob Perks (BL) and Emmeline Ledgerwood**


The History of British Prison Hulks 1776 - 1864

The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, (part of the AHRC CDP – Thames Consortium)

Professor Clare Anderson and Anna McKay

** Read Anna's winning essay 'life as a collaborative doctoral student'

Anglo-Saxon England and the Continent: The Manuscript Evidence

The British Library  – AHRC CDP

Professor Jo Story and Dr Claire Breay (BL) with Rebecca Lawton

Wallpaper in the 18th Century

English Heritage – AHRC CDA

Professor Roey Sweet with Phillippa Mapes (completed 2016)

Great House and its Household Economy at Work at the English Versailles in the long 18th Century

Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust  –  AHRC CDA

Professor Roey Sweet with Emma Purcell

Customs in Common versus Contested Rights and their Stewardship from the estate office of the English Versailles in the long 18th Century

Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust –  AHRC CDA

Professor Roey Sweet
with Helen Bates

Household Cures and Female Charity: The Welfare and Well-Being of the Estate of the English Versailles in the long 18th Century

Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust –  AHRC CDA

Dr Elizabeth Hurren
with Tamar Moore


Gender, architecture and patronage in the 19th-century country house

Lamport Hall Preservation Trust –  AHRC CDA

Professor Roey Sweet & Professor Phillip Lindley with Megan Leyland (graduated 2016)

The experiences of war widows and orphans during the 1640s and 1650s

The National Archives

Dr Andy Hopper
with Hannah Worthen (graduated 2017)

Selling health on a world stage

Worshipful Society of Apothecaries &
GW Pharma –  AHRC CDA

Dr Sally Horrocks
with Yewande Okuleye

Selling health: advertising and marketing of medicinal remedies in the long 19th-century

Worshipful Society of Apothecaries AHRC CDA

Professor Steven King with Laura Mainwaring

The medical marketplace in the English provinces 1815-1858

Worshipful Society of ApothecariesAHRC CDA

Professor Steven King with David Helm

Edmund Calamy (1671-1732) and the history of English dissent

Dr Williams's Library AHRC CDA

Professor John Coffey with Paul McMenemy

Charnwood Circles: the role of boundaries in the relationship between people and place in medieval Charnwood Forest

Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust  AHRC CDA

Dr Richard Jones
with Ann Stones

Women and the work of cultural production in ATV’s regional television news, 1956-1968

Media Archive for Central England AHRC CDA

Dr Sally Horrocks and Professor Roey Sweet with Gill Murray (graduated 2012)

Share this page: