PhD Studentship- Roman Coins from Hadrian’s Wall and the Frontier Zone with English Heritage and Newcastle and Cardiff Universities


CDP PhD Studentship- Roman Coins from Hadrian’s Wall and the Frontier Zone: coin supply, use and loss in the military zone of Roman Britain

Project Overview

This collaborative PhD between Newcastle University, Cardiff University and English Heritage will explore the distribution, use and function of Roman coinage in the Hadrian’s Wall frontier zone. The research will be based on a World Heritage Site and seek to address some of the questions raised in the ‘Frontiers of Knowledge’ research framework by using published and unpublished coin data from excavations, hoards and casual finds.

The work will lead to a publicly accessible database of coins and improved understanding of numismatic collections in the frontier zone.

You will be working with an internationally leading research team based at Newcastle and Cardiff universities and English Heritage. The PhD will be based at Newcastle but also enrolled at Cardiff University and you will have the opportunity to undertake training placements with English Heritage and other organisations.

Lead Supervisors

Dr James Gerrard, Newcastle University

Dr Peter Guest, Cardiff University

Dr Frances McIntosh, English Heritage

Details of Award

  • This studentship is funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme and for eligible students it will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,327 (£14,777 + £550 for collaborative awards) for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time, study. Further information about eligibility can be found here.
  • The student will also be eligible to draw on funding from a Student Development Fund to support the cost of training, work placements, and other development opportunities. Further information can be found here.
  • Additional support for research expenses, travel and training will also be available from the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England (up to £2000 per annum)
  • The student will be based Newcastle University but will have visiting student status at Cardiff and will spend time working directly with English Heritage.

How to apply

Closing date for applications is 6th July 2018. Please visit the Newcastle University’s website for further details and information on how to apply.

For further details please contact Dr James Gerrard.



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