PhD Studentship for Peter Oliver and The Miniature in Stuart England

Applications are invited for a PhD position to join University of Cambridge. Applications are welcome before January 03, 2019.

Applications are invited for an AHRC CDA doctoral studentship offered by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr Alexander Marr ( on a collaborative project co-led by the Department of History of Art and the National Portrait Gallery.

The studentship will aims, for the first time, to study Peter Oliver in detail and in context. It has three main components: a catalogue raisone of his miniatures and drawings; an investigation of his technique, which will be undertaken in collaboration with conservators at the Hamilton Kerr Institute (Cambridge) and the conservation department of the National Portrait Gallery; and the reconstruction of Oliver’s biography and an analysis of his work in context.

A summary of the project can be found here:

Funding: Full DTP studentships, for candidates who meet the AHRC residency requirements, will provide an annual maintenance grant to cover living costs (14,777 pa at current rates) and will fully cover university tuition fees.

Fees-only studentships are available for applicants ordinarily resident in an EU country other than the UK, but applicants can also apply for maintenance grant funding from other sources. For more details, see:

Application process: All applications will need to be made through the University Graduate Application Portal:

Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for ‘Peter Oliver and the Miniature in Stuart England AHRC CDA’ and the supervisor leading the project (Dr Marr). When applying for study through the Graduate Applicant Portal, you must indicate that you would like to be considered for funding and complete the AHRC section under “Funding”. You will also need to complete the OOC DTP Supplementary Questions Form and upload it as an additional document when completing your application through the portal. Application fee of 60 applies.

Informal enquires about the project should be directed to the supervisor. Applications need to be submitted by the funding deadline, 3 January 2019.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact


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