History news

17 Feb 2015

Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History

The Fraenkel Prize, founded by the late Ernst Fraenkel OBE, is awarded for an outstanding work of twentieth-century history in one of The Wiener Library's fields of interest, including:

The History of Europe
Jewish History
The Two World Wars
Antisemitism
Comparative Genocide
Political Extremism

Two distinct awards will be made.  

Category A

For a completed but unpublished book, not based on a PhD thesis or equivalent

$6,000 prize money

13 Jan 2015

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography adds 226 lives of people who died in 2011

The January 2015 update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography adds biographies of 226 men and women who shaped modern Britain and who died in 2011. Among those now added to the ODNB online are the journalist Christopher Hitchens, the actress Elizabeth Taylor, the artist Lucian Freud, SOE officer and travel writer, Patrick Leigh Fermor, and the film director Ken Russell.

7 Jan 2015

Grants in Aid Opportunity

The Friends of the University of Wisconsin—Madison Libraries is pleased to offer several grants-in-aid annually, each of which is generally for one month’s duration, for research in the humanities and related fields appropriate to the libraries’ collection strengths Awards are made up to $2,000 each for recipients from North America and $3,000 for those from elsewhere in the world.

Applications are due 1 February of any year.

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.

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.