Applications Invited: Potential AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with University of York’s Department of History of Art in Collaboration with the Houses of Parliament

Applications are invited for a potential AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral award on ‘A palace within a Palace’: the Speaker’s House at Westminster, 1794-1834 based at the University of York’s Department of History of Art in collaboration with The Houses of Parliament. The three-year award covers fees and an annual maintenance grant.

This PhD project will explore the creation of a lavish Speaker’s House within the Palace of Westminster in 1799-1807, which incorporated the (extant) Tudor cloisters of St Stephen’s College. Arising from AHRC- and Leverhulme-funded research on St Stephen’s Chapel and its Tudor cloisters, this project will provide the first account of this little-known episode in the architectural history of the Palace of Westminster. Based in the History of Art department at York, the PhD will also be interdisciplinary in approach, exploring how institutions shape buildings and how buildings shape institutions.  The project will benefit from the ongoing partnership between the University of York and the UK Parliament, including access to the site and specialist advice at Westminster.

For further information see the Department of History of Art website

The deadline for applications is 11am on Thursday 6 December 2018.


Image: G. Earp. St Stephen's Chapel: A Conjectural Reconstruction (detail), watercolour, c.1880 (Palace of Westminster, WOA 2257)