History news

30 Sep 2014

Oxford DNB marks 10 years with a special anniversary update

This autumn the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography marks 10 years since its first publication in print and online in September 2004. Since 2004 the ODNB's coverage has continued to expand online, with the addition of 5000 new biographies and thematic essays covering Britons active worldwide to the year 2010.

30 Sep 2014

£1000 Academic History Prize

The Dorothy Dunnett Society is please to announce that the Dorothy Dunnett History Prize worth £1000 is now open. Entries will be accepted from history students registered on a PhD programme at any higher education education.

3 Sep 2014

Research Libraries UK and The National Archives seeking views on archive HE collaborations

Research Libraries UK and The National Archives are researching experiences of collaborative work between the archive and HE sectors to inform the production of a new guide to forming and sustaining partnerships.

The guide will draw together experience from both sectors and cover practical issues such as making contact, the benefits of collaboration, frameworks for working together and understanding the ways in which impact is assessed by each sector.
2 Sep 2014

Sir Howard Kingsley Wood: A Thoroughly Modern Man? (1881-1924)

Sir Kingsley Wood (1881-1943) is a little known figure today. He was a lawyer, politician and a Methodist who was prominent in the early twentieth century: key political players such as Churchill and Lloyd George worked closely with him, a number of whom paid tribute to him on his death in 1943. Many of the issues with which he grappled, as part of Coalition and Conservative governments, are familiar to us today.

29 Aug 2014

Announcement: Apply now for e-learning course, Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

Never has there been a greater need for an understanding of other faiths and relations between faiths. No two world religions are closer together than Judaism and Islam. In some instances, the similarities underpin shared advocacy and politics, as in Europe around protection of Halal and Kosher meat practices. Yet, too often, Judaism and Islam seem to be in conflict, particularly in the Middle East.

8 Aug 2014

Economic History Society membership benefits for students

The Economic History Society welcomes as members all those interested in economic and social history, very broadly defined.

All are welcome and the Society is particularly keen to attract new members from amongst younger scholars who may be still training or seeking their first employment in the field. There are many ways in which the Society can assist such scholars as well as attending to the needs and interests of more established historians.

For just £21 annually (£10.50 for registered students including postgraduates), members benefit from: