History news

13 Nov 2015

New £250 prize for history students

The Kent Archaeological Society (KAS) announces a new biennial prize named in honour of the late Dr Joan Thirsk, who was a distinguished historian and a long-standing member of the Society.

The £250 Thirsk Prize will be awarded for a dissertation or a long essay, submitted as part of a successful Master’s degree, which is judged to be a major contribution to the history of Kent (including districts which were originally part of the county and are now within the Medway unitary authority and the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham).

12 Nov 2015

Society for Army Historical Research - Annual Essay Competition 2016

The Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR) aims to identify, for 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 formation or the civil offices and institutions which supported them.

8 Oct 2015

New web resource - Disasterhistory.org

Based at the University of Manchester, DisasterHistory.org is now live. It is a collaboration between historians of China, and we aim to expand beyond China with time, bringing leading scholarship on disasters around the world to the general public, while growing based on the interests and feedback of our varied users ranging from other researchers to journalists and teachers.