Institute of Historical Research

Writing prize-winning history - 17 October 2017

Professor Margot Finn, president of the Royal Historical Society, talks to the winners of the 2017 RHS Gladstone and Whitfield Prizes for first books; with Professor William Cavert (University of St Thomas), Dr Claire Eldridge (Leeds), Dr Alice Taylor (King’s London), and Professor Katy Cubitt (UEA, judge for the 2017 competition).

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IHR Digital seeks Academic and Digital Engagement Officer

This is a newly created position that will be responsible for undertaking academic-related engagement, marketing, and communications roles for the IHR. You will act as the web editor for the IHR website as well as manage and develop the Institute’s blogs and social media profiles. In addition you will play a key role in the development of the Institute’s public engagement strategy and lead on the promotion of major IHR research projects and publications, including British History Online and the online Bibliography of British and Irish History.

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Meet the Transport Archivist
Tamara Thornhill (Corporate Archivist, Transport for London) and Faye McLeod (Archivist, Jaguar Heritage Trust at the British Motor Museum), Added 9 Oct 2017
Experiences and Exploitation of Nostalgia amongst Football Fans
Dr Chris Stride, University of Sheffield, Added 9 Oct 2017
More than a Game? Mobutu, Sport and Zairian Identity, 1965-1974
Conor Heffernan (Trinity College Dublin), Added 18 Sep 2017
'The Bounce of the Century': When Wales Beat the All Blacks
Dr Huw Richards (London College of Communications), Added 18 Sep 2017

News and jobs

Call for applications: joint research fellowship
John Rylands Research Institute / Manchester Wesley Research Centre (MWRC)
Schmitt Prize 2018
Announcement of the 2018 Schmitt Prize
Applications open for the NLS Goodison Fellowship 2018-19
Fellowship to fund innovative ideas to share oral histories in the public domain
New St Andrews Studies in French History and Culture OA...
Appearance of new volume in series by Susan Carr
Centre for English Local History Thesis Collection
New online resource for local historians from the University of Leicester