The Woolf Institute, which specializes in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship.
The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2015:
Lent term: 13 January–13 March 2015
Easter term: 21 April–12 June 2015
As the result of generous donations from an anonymous donor and our publisher (Routledge), the International Society for Intellectual History is offering, on an annual basis, a prize to honour the contribution of the late Charles Schmitt to intellectual history.
The prize is £250, plus £50 worth of Routledge books, and a year’s free membership of the ISIH with a subscription to the Society’s quarterly journal Intellectual History Review. The paper awarded the prize will also be published in the Intellectual History Review.
The many friends, colleagues and neighbours of Joan Thirsk, as well as those who knew her through her correspondence and writings, are invited to a meeting to celebrate her life and work on Saturday 11 January 2014 at the Beveridge Hall, Senate House, University of London, WC1E 7HU, starting at 2.00 pm.
Further details can be obtained from Thirskmemorial@bahs.org.uk. Please tell us by email to this address if you intend to come.
This week we’re launching a new scheme to help Wellcome Library users make their research freely available to everyone.
The Wellcome Library is a free resource and is open to anyone who wants to use our collections. We know that lots of our users publish the outcome of their Library research. We want to encourage and support this research, and to ensure that it can be read and enjoyed by as many people as possible.
The Virtual Library System was relaunched in September 2013 with the addition of the Catalogue of the Library of the Lancashire Independent College, Manchester (1885) and details of the 2,500 surviving books from the Northern Congregational College, formed in 1958 from the amalgamation of Lancashire Independent College and Yorkshire United Independent College.
The Legacy of Iconoclasm: Religious War and the Relic Landscape of Tours, Blois and Vendôme, 1550-1750
This study explores the process of physically rebuilding, renewing and reinventing the relic landscape in the regions around Tours, Blois and Vendôme following the widespread iconoclastic damage of the French religious wars. The author takes a long-term perspective exploring developments over two hundred years, from the mid-sixteenth through to the mid-eighteenth centuries.