The White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities is delighted to announce three fully-funded PhD studentships on ‘Cultures of Consumption in Early Modern Europe’, starting in autumn 2014. One of the studentships, based here at Sheffield under the joint supervision of our PI Professor Phil Withington and Dr Tania Demetriou, focuses on ‘The Invention of Addiction in Early Modern England’, and explores the translation of classical, medical, and legal concepts surrounding consumption and moderation. The two other studentships, based at Leeds and York, focus respectively on diet and health in early modern England and Italy; and on the exchange of culinary knowledge within Anglo-Iberian networks. Collectively, the three studentships will investigate the transmission, interpretation, and transformation of texts, ideas, beliefs, and practices around food, drink, and consumption between geographical locations, cultural contexts, and historical moments, and by diverse social groups.

For full details of all three posts, including how to apply, please download the advertisement (doc). The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 13 June 2014.