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New blog: My PhD Journey

7 August 2017


This week's blog is from Rodrigo Garcia-Velasco who was awarded the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarship to undertake his PhD studies at the University of Cambridge. His project, which is supervised by Professor David Abulafia, and co-supervised by Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner, focuses on the formation of frontier communities in Spain during the period of Christian expansion over the previously Muslim-dominated territories of al-Andalus, between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries.

Applications for the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships entry 2018-19 will open in September 2017. Scholars will be co-funded by the Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust and selected from amongst applicants in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences whose research must be relevant to the focus of the Woolf Institute – the multi-disciplinary study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. Details can be found here.

Rodrigo has been writing about his experiences as a PhD student throughout his studies. You can read the blog here:


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