History news

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.

2 Dec 2016

Parliamentary History Essay Prize

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.