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