PhD research

We're currently working with three students as part of the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Awards scheme.

Women examining second-hand clothes at a street market in Mile End, c. 1948. Picturechase no: 010688; credit: © Estate of Bob Collins/Museum of London.

Fashion during rationing

One project considers post-war fashion. Here, women peruse an East End clothes stall, 1948 © Estate of Bob Collins/Museum of London

The Vibrant Museum

Inspired by the work of Jane Bennett and other political theorists, Guy Atkins is exploring the liveliness of museum collections and processes. Guy's PhD is a partnership between the Museum of London and the Politics Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Guy is supervised by Alex Werner (Museum of London) and Dr Bernadette Buckley (Goldsmiths).

Austerity Fashion

PhD candidate Bethan Bide (external link) is researching ‘Austerity Fashion - 1945-1951: The post-war reconstruction of London as a fashion capital’. Bethan’s PhD is a partnership between the Museum of London and the Geography Department at Royal Holloway, University of London. Bethan is supervised by Beatrice Behlen (Museum of London) and Professor David Gilbert (Royal Holloway).

Tools in Roman London

PhD candidate Owen Humphreys (external link) is researching ‘Tools in Roman London: Industry, household practice and ritual deposition across the ancient city’. Owen’s PhD is a partnership between the Museum of London and the Archaeology Department at the University of Reading. Owen is supervised by Roy Stephenson (Museum of London) and Dr Hella Eckardt (Reading). Read about Owen's research, as featured in a Looking for Londoners display in 2017.

Want to learn more or work with us?

For initial enquiries relating to collaborative doctorates, email [email protected].