History news

2 Jun 2015

‘Century of cinema’ in the Oxford DNB

The latest update to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography—published on Thursday 28 May 2015—adds biographies of 105 men and women active between the fourteenth and the early twenty-first century.

15 May 2015

Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo: a free online course (MOOC)

The University of Southampton, the home of the papers of the first Duke of Wellington, is launching a free, three week course on Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo, starting on 8 June.  The course is led by Chris Woolgar, Professor of History and Archival Studies at Southampton, where he was formerly curator of Wellington’s papers.  You can sign up at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/wellington-and-waterloo/

10 Apr 2015

Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

The Woolf Institute (Cambridge) is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for the e-learning course, Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges.

This three-part e-learning course focuses on the relationships between Jews, Christians and Muslims in modern Europe. The course examines historical trends, religious and cultural interaction, and issues of contemporary citizenship.

9 Apr 2015

Prize of the German Historical Institute London

The Prize of the German Historical Institute London is awarded annually for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis on German history (submitted to a British or Irish university), British history (submitted to a German university), Anglo-German relations, or an Anglo-German comparative topic. The Prize is 1,000 Euros.

To be eligible a thesis must have been submitted to a British, Irish or German university after 30 June 2014. To apply, send one copy of the thesis with