History news

8 Apr 2014

SAHR Research Grants

The Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR) intends to award grants to further research that relates to the British Army or the Land Forces of the British Empire and the Commonwealth

The following grants will be available:

1 Major award to the value of £750.00

2 Minor awards of up to £250.00 each

Details of the rules and copies of the application forms can be found on the society website:


Closing date for applications

31st May 2014 for the major award

11 Mar 2014

Professor Sir David Cannadine appointed new Editor of Oxford DNB

The historian Sir David Cannadine FBA has been appointed as the new Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and will take up the post on 1 October 2014.

Sir David will succeed the ODNB’s current Editor, Dr Lawrence Goldman, of St Peter’s College, Oxford, who has held the Editorship since October 2004. Lawrence will now resume his full-time teaching duties in the University.

30 Jan 2014

New update of 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'

The latest update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (published on 16 January 2014) adds biographies of 219 men and women who shaped the history of modern Britain, and who died in the year 2010.

21 Jan 2014

The Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History

The Fraenkel Prize, sponsored by Mr. Ernst Fraenkel OBE, joint President of the Library and former Chairman, will be awarded for an outstanding work of twentieth-century history in one of The Wiener Library’s fields of interest, i.e. the history of Europe; Jewish history; the two world wars; antisemitism; comparative genocide and political extremism.

Two distinct awards will be made:

Category A

  • For a completed, but unpublished book;
  • $6,000 prize money.

Category B