Our project, Reconstructing the ‘Wildscape’; Thorne and Hatfield Moors Hidden Landscapes, is looking for a three year PhD Studentship.

The PhD project is based around an investigation of the wild ‘hidden landscapes’ of Thorne and Hatfield Moors and its surrounding areas, especially its nearby floodplains and meres. These ‘hidden landscapes’ are the prehistoric, historic and post-medieval landscapes of the Humberhead Levels, which are preserved and concealed by the peat and alluvial deposits that cover much of this environment. The landscape in the past was famed for its wildness – a remnant of what was once an extensive complex of raised mires, heathland, fen, carr woodland and wetlands; historians provide a glimpse into this landscape, such as John Leland, who visited the area in the 16th century, a “window onto what must have been a truly fabulous “everglades-like” landscape..”, as described eloquently by local historian Colin Howes.

The placement will ideally start on 1 April 2017, further information can be found at: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/your-studies/the-graduate-school/postgraduate-research-studentships/reconstructing-the-wildscape