History news

18 Jul 2017

Centre for English Local History Thesis Collection

A new website makes available all the PhD theses completed by students at the Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester. The collection comprises 100 theses covering subjects from medieval moats to hunting in Northamptonshire. The full text is available to read and download in the majority of cases.

23 Jun 2017

A History of Public Health in Post-War Britain

Understand where public health has come from, why it looks the way it does today and where it might go next.


A new Mass Open Online Course (MOOC) on the history of public health in post-war Britain will start on the 26th of June 2017. The course is run by the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and FutureLearn.

4 Jun 2017

A Date with History: Did You Say Europe?

The French Embassy and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni are extending a special invitation to UK postgraduate and undergraduate students studying an aspect of French history to attend the one day conference on Europe at the York Festival of Ideas: A Date with History .

For further information, please see: https://uk.ambafrance.org/Call-for-UK-students-in-history-A-Date-with-History-9-June

25 May 2017

Masséna Society-Fondation Napoléon Doctoral Research Bourse

In partnership with the Fondation Napoléon in Paris, the Massena Society is pleased to sponsor one of the annual research grants (bourse) awarded by the Fondation for Ph.D. research on Napoleonic subjects of the First or Second Empire. The successful applicant will receive a grant of 7500€.

Eligibility Requirements

15 May 2017

Undergraduate Dissertation Prize

The German History Society offers an annual prize of £300 for the best undergraduate dissertation written by a student of History (single or joint honours) at a UK or Irish university. Dissertations should be between 10,000 and 15,000 words in length and should address a theme in German history, broadly defined, from any period between the Middle Ages and the present day.

27 Apr 2017

Picturing Places

The British Library is delighted to annouce the launch of Picturing Places www.bl.uk/picturing-places, a new free online resource which explores the Library's extensive topographical holdings.

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: