PhD Opportunity


We’re delighted to announce a fully-funded PhD opportunity (AHRC CDP, 45 months): Radical Mudlarking? Reimagining the History of London as a Global City on the Thames Foreshore

Start date: 1st October 2022

Application Deadline: 5pm Monday 6 June 2022

Interviews: week commencing 20 June 2022

Mudlarking on the foreshore of the River Thames has emerged as one the most popular and accessible forms of public archaeology in the UK. This PhD seeks to understand the accessibility and popularity of mudlarking, its significance to the mudlarking community, and its role in the construction, reproduction, and disruption of narratives about London’s history.

Supervisors: This project will be co-supervised by Professor Alastair Owens and Dr Ed Legon (Queen Mary University of London), Dr Claire Harris (Thames Discovery Programme, MOLA), and Ruth Taylor (MOLA).

The student will be expected to spend time at both Queen Mary and Thames Discovery Programme/Museum of London Archaeology as well as becoming part of the wider cohort of CDP funded students across the UK. The studentship can be studied either full or part-time.

Who can apply? Applicants should have a Master’s Degree in a relevant subject or can demonstrate equivalent experience in a professional setting.

We encourage the widest range of potential students to study for this CDP studentship and are committed to welcoming students from different backgrounds to apply.

For further information please and how to apply please refer to the documents below:
Radical Mudlarking full project outline

Radical Mudlarking Application Process