The January 2015 update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography adds biographies of 226 men and women who shaped modern Britain and who died in 2011. Among those now added to the ODNB online are the journalist Christopher Hitchens, the actress Elizabeth Taylor, the artist Lucian Freud, SOE officer and travel writer, Patrick Leigh Fermor, and the film director Ken Russell.
The Friends of the University of Wisconsin—Madison Libraries is pleased to offer several grants-in-aid annually, each of which is generally for one month’s duration, for research in the humanities and related fields appropriate to the libraries’ collection strengths Awards are made up to $2,000 each for recipients from North America and $3,000 for those from elsewhere in the world.
Applications are due 1 February of any year.
Charles Schmitt Prize 2015
As the result of generous donations from an anonymous donor and our publisher (Routledge), the International Society for Intellectual History is offering, on an annual basis, a prize to honour the contribution of Charles B. Schmitt (1933-1986) to intellectual history.
The Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR) aims to identify, from appropriately submitted pieces of work, the best essay written on the History of the British Army. This includes any aspect of the army and its activities, including its Reserve or Auxiliary formations or the civil offices and institutions which supported them.
The Woolf Institute, which specializes in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship.
The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2016:
Lent term: 12 January–11 March 2016
Easter term: 19 April–10 June 2016