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New PhD Scholarship opportunity

PhD Scholarship on Peace Traditions in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Applications are now being sought for a one-off 3-year PhD scholarship to investigate Indigenous peace traditions in early New Zealand. The scholarship, funded under the Marsden Research Project, “A New Politics of Peace? Investigations in Contemporary Pacifism and Non-violence”, provides a NZD$25,000 annual stipend and covers tuition fees for a period of three years. The successful applicant will be based within the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS), University of Otago, New Zealand, and supervised by Professor Richard Jackson (NCPACS), Professor Murray Rae (Theology) and Dr Michael Stevens (History).

Research Proposals which explore the following topics are particularly welcome:

  • The influence of Christianity in the emergence of Māori nonviolent resistance traditions;
  • The subjugation of Māori peace traditions by settler society in nineteenth-century New Zealand;
  • The instances and causes of Māori groups avoiding conflict during the New Zealand Wars;
  • Māori resistance to conscription during World War One.

If you are interested, contact Professor Richard Jackson of NCPACS for details.  Application deadline: Friday 3 July, 2015.


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