The Parliamentary History Essay Prize, worth £400, is offered in 2017 for the best essay submitted on an historical subject related to the history of parliaments and representative institutions in Britain, Ireland, and British colonial dependencies. The prize is restricted to early career researchers (individuals within eight years of the award of their PhD, or within six years of their first academic appointment, excluding any period of career break). The essay must be a work of original research, not already accepted for publication. The text should not exceed 8,000 words.
Launch of RCVS Vet History – Archive Catalogue
RCVS Knowledge is pleased to announce the launch of a fantastic new way to access their unique veterinary history collections. From 7th November 2016, the new Archive catalogue is available to view online, with detailed descriptions of hundreds of items from the last 150 years.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Women's Studies Group 1558-1837 is offering a £500 bursary to an early career researcher, independent scholar or PhD student who is a member of the Group to support research in any aspect of women’s studies in the period 1558-1837. New members are welcome to apply. The grant may be awarded for a new or continuing interdisciplinary or single-discipline project.
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.
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 IHR is very sad to announce the death of Cliff (C. S. L.) Davies, the early modern British historian who was a fellow of Wadham College, Oxford for many years after a short period lecturing in Glasgow. He was an undergraduate at Wadham also. Cliff was the author of Peace, Print and Protestantism 1450-1558 (1976) and the recipient of a festschrift in 2002, Authority and Consent in Tudor England. Essays Presented to C.S.L. Davies, edited by George Bernard and Steven Gunn.
One of the world’s foremost historians of the Crusades, Jonathan Riley-Smith passed away on September 13th. His insight, originality and the ability to communicate his ideas with the utmost clarity and conviction exerted a transformative influence on international crusades scholarship. Riley-Smith addressed three basic but entirely fundamental issues concerning the Crusades: the definition of a crusade; the motives of crusaders; and the establishment and rule of the western settlers in the Holy Land.