History news

6 May 2016

Mortimer History Society Essay Prize 2016

The Mortimer History Society has launched an essay competition with a first prize of £750 and runner-up prize of £300. Winning essays will also be published in the Journal of the Mortimer History Society. The Prize will be judged by a distinguished panel of historians chaired by Professor Chris Given-Wilson.

The purpose of the competition is to stimulate scholarly research into the Mortimers of Wigmore and the medieval Welsh Marches (1066 - 1500). Entries are welcome from a variety of academic disciplines or can reflect a multi-disciplinary approach.

22 Apr 2016

Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

The Woolf Institute (Cambridge) is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for the e-learning course, Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

This timely e-learning course focuses on the relationships between Jews, Christians and Muslims in modern Europe. The course is multidisciplinary and examines historical trends, religious and cultural interaction, and issues of contemporary citizenship.

31 Mar 2016

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship: 'Redeeming Death':

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship: 'Redeeming Death': Mortality, Portraiture, and the Quest for Salvation in Tudor England and Wales 

The National Portrait Gallery London – Swansea University

Closing date: 30 April 2016

3 Mar 2016

Dr Valerie Pearl

We are sad to report the news of the death of Dr Valerie Pearl, historian of seventeenth-century Puritan life (notably London and the outbreak of the Puritan Revolution (1961)), professor of London History at UCL, and second president of New Hall, Cambridge. Her academic papers are held by the IHR Archive.

Her funeral is on Tuesday 8 March at 10.00am at Cambridge Crematorium.

3 Mar 2016

Castle Studies Trust announces 2016 grants

The Castle Studies Trust is delighted to announce the award of two grants for 2016:
  • Pembroke Castle – geophysical survey of the castle’s interior. Best known for its massive round keep built by William Marshal, the greatest knight of his age, little else is known about what exactly was in the castle’s interior.