History news

10 Dec 2014

Society for Army Historical Research - Annual Student Essay Prize 2014-5

The Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR) aims to identify, from appropriately submitted pieces of work,  the best essay written on the History of the British Army. This includes any aspect of the army and its activities, including its Reserve or Auxiliary formations or the civil offices and institutions which supported them.

10 Dec 2014

Schmitt Prize 2015

Charles Schmitt Prize 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 Charles B. Schmitt (1933-1986) to intellectual history.

26 Nov 2014

Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowship 2016

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 2016:

Lent term: 12 January–11 March 2016

Easter term: 19 April–10 June 2016

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.