Collaborative Doctoral Students at the British Library

Female collaborative PhD student working at a desk in the British Library office.

An overview of all current projects.

Research student


University partner


Irene Beck

Anglo-Scottish Relations in the Early Sixteenth Century

University of Kent

Dominic Bridge

Music publishing in the British Isles, 1750-1850

University of Liverpool

Jeremy Brown

Maps and the Italian Grand Tour, 1660-ca.1824

Royal Holloway

Carol Butler

Digital Publishing Technologies and the Reader

City University London

Ruth Byrne

Attitudes to immigrants in the 19th century: Using very large historical corpora for socio-historical research

University of Lancaster

Pardaad Chamsaz

The Secret of Creation: Stefan Zweig’s writing read through his manuscript collection

University of Bristol

Jodie Collins

American Political Pamphlets 1920-1945

University of Sussex

Hannah Connell

Studying migration and diaspora through Russian language publishing


Deborah Dawkin

Literary Translation - Genre, Process and Collaboration


Emilia Henderson

Franco-Saxon manuscripts in the ninth century

University of Leicester

Rosie Higman

Open Access and the role of the National Library

University of Sheffield

Alastair Horne

How mobile phones are changing storytelling

Bath Spa University

Rebecca Lawton

Anglo-Saxon perceptions of the city of Rome: correspondence and exchange in the 7th and 8th centuries

University of Leicester

Emmeline Ledgerwood

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

University of Leicester

Ewa Majczak

Senses of self: visual self-fashioning among Bamileke women in Yaounde, Cameroon

University of Oxford

Liam Markey

Mediating militarism: chronicling 100 years of British ‘military victimhood’ from print to digital, 1918-2018

University of Liverpool

Pauline McGonagle

Disinheritance' and constructions of identity in the works of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

University of Exeter

Sasha Valeri Millwood

The Music of Thea Musgrave: An Analysis Based on the Manuscript Sources

University of Glasgow

Jenny Norton-Wright

Shifting Landscapes: Mapping the Intellectual Writing Traditions of Islamic Southeast Asia

SOAS University of London

Naomi Oppenheim

Future Pasts: British-Caribbean Popular Culture and the Politics of History, 1948-1998


Helen Piel

The Facts of Evolution: Widely Communicated, Mathematically Found(ed), Controversially Discussed. The Working Life of John Maynard Smith (1920-2004)

University of Leeds

Christian Poske

Continuity In Change: A Restudy of Arnold Adriaan Bake’s Research on the Devotional and Folk Music and Dance of Bengal 1925-1956


James Ritzema

The Printing and Publication of Sacred Music in England, 1603-1649

Royal Holloway University of London

Anna Turnham

Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots

University of Kent 

Alice Wickenden

Hans Sloane’s Books:  An early Enlightenment library and its material relationships

Queen Mary University of London

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships

Up to four AHRC PhD studentships are available each year to support collaborative research projects drawing on our collections, resources and expertise.