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PhD Studentship in Greek Diaspora Studies at Royal Holloway University of London

14-04-2019 09:10

Royal Holloway, University of London - Department of History


Applications are invited for a four-year PhD Studentship in Greek Diaspora Studies in the History Department at Royal Holloway, funded by generous donations from The Hellenic Foundation (London), The Samourkas Foundation (New York), The Bodossaki Foundation (Athens), The Friends of the Hellenic Institute, and private sponsors and donors.

We endeavour to attract gifted students to undertake doctoral research into the history of the Greek Diaspora in the modern period broadly defined. Dissertation topics include but are not limited to:


  • The history of Greek Orthodox Christian diasporas
  • The history of Greek Jewish diasporas
  • Trade networks and labour migrations
  • Refugees and political exiles
  • Men, women, student youth and (adopted) children
  • Religious, communal and civil society diasporic institutions and organizations
  • Greek diasporic identities, cultures and politics


The studentship will run for four years from September 2019. The annual stipend (non-taxable) will be £10,500 plus fees. The studentship is open to students of all nationalities.

Queries may be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Kate Cooper (kate.cooper [at]

Applications (including a cover letter, c.v., 800-word research proposal, and the name of two referees) should be submitted by 5 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time on 17 May 2019 to Royal Holloway  Direct


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