Edinburgh Centre for Global History

The William R. McFarlane Scholarship

The Migration, Slavery & Diaspora Studies hub at the Edinburgh Centre for Global History hosts the William R. McFarlane Scholarship for doctoral research.

The William R McFarlane Scholarship supports outstanding doctoral research in Scottish diaspora studies and related disciplines.  Although Scottish history is a core concern, the Migration, Slavery & Diaspora Studies hub, which has developed out of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, has broad transnational interests and welcomes projects relating to other nations which put the Scottish example in a comparative perspective.

The 2020 competition has now closed. 

McFarlane Scholarship Awarded

Willem Pauw has been awarded the William R. McFarlane Scholarship for 2020.  His PhD project, which will be supervised by Dr Stephen McDowall and Dr Angela Bartie, will combine archival research and oral history to examine the lived experience of various Chinese communities in Scotland.  Willem will join a cohort of postgraduate researchers working with us under the auspices of the Edinburgh Centre for Global History.  Congratulations, Willem!