History news

5 Apr 2017

Ralph Gibson Bursary

The Society for the Study of French History offers an annual bursary of £3000 to a fourth year PhD student, to facilitate the completion of a PhD thesis in French history. Eligible postgraduates will be registered at a UK or Irish university, will normally have completed no more than three years of full-time doctoral study, or be at an equivalent stage of part-time study, at the time of application, and will be expected to satisfy the judging panel that their thesis will be submitted during the academic year following the award of the Bursary.

3 Apr 2017

Castle Studies Trust announces 2017 grants

The Castle Studies Trust is delighted to announce the award of five grants for 2017:

22 Mar 2017

2017 Mortimer History Society Essay Prize

The Trustees of the Mortimer History Society wish to announce the second round in 2017 of the annual / biennial prize of £750 called The Mortimer History Society Essay Prize.

8 Mar 2017

Antiquarian Horological Society Postdoctoral Position

The Antiquarian Horological Society (www.ahsoc.org) has launched a research project, probably ideal for a post-doctoral student, to test the interesting hypothesis that there was a large scale clock manufactory supplying raw movements to the London trade, as early as the late seventeenth century. A bursary of £4,500 is offered.

7 Mar 2017

Obituary of W. A. Speck

The IHR records with great sadness the recent death of Professor W. A. ('Bill') Speck whose work on seventeenth and eighteenth century British History will be known to many. Below we publish a personal appreciation by Tony Claydon, Professor of Early Modern History at Bangor University.

Lawrence Goldman

13 Feb 2017

Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

An annual grant scheme is now available through which awards will be made to successful applicants in order to help achieve the society's objectives.

There are three categories of grant award:-

Research Grants

Research Grants will usually be made to individuals to help to cover particular research expenses, for example, travel to an archive or the acquisition of copied materials.

Applicants should usually be registered for a research degree or have an established publication record.

Normally these grants will not exceed £300 each.

13 Feb 2017

The Wiener Library Ernst Fraenkel Prize

The Wiener Library Ernst Fraenkel Prize (WLEFP) is a prestigious competition for book-length academic manuscripts on the Holocaust, its context and implications, and twentieth century and post-Holocaust genocides.

7 Feb 2017

Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom are invited to submit their best undergraduate dissertation and/or Masters dissertation on any aspect of the history of the two historic counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.

The dissertations do not have to be from history students and related disciplines are welcome to enter (e.g. historical geography, politics).

9 Jan 2017

Call for Applications: British Library PhD placement scheme

The British Library invites applications to its PhD placement scheme. 14 different placement projects are being offered under this current Call. These have been selected to support teams based across the Library to carry out a range of projects and activities, whilst also providing unique professional development opportunities for PhD researchers. It is not necessary for the project to relate directly to your PhD topic or specific research interests.