The Selden Society was founded in 1887 by F.W. Maitland and others to encourage the study and advance the knowledge of the history of English law. The Society offers a Milsom Studentship (named in honour of the late Professor S.F.C. Milsom, sometime Literary Director and President of the Society) for a person commencing research in English legal history leading to the degree of PhD (or equivalent) at a university in the United Kingdom. The date of the next competition will be announced on this website.
PHD SCHOLARSHIPS: CIVIL LAW, COMMON LAW, CUSTOMARY LAW
ERC Project: Civil Law, Common Law, Customary Law: Consonance, Divergence and Transformation in Western Europe from the late Eleventh to the Thirteenth Centuries.
Two PhD scholarships to work on this project will be advertised in November 2017. Students will work on aspects of land-holding, law lordship in continental Europe during the eleventh to thirteenth centuries.