History news

15 Jan 2018

Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today

Explore the remarkable history of Women's Rights

6th February 2018 will mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, the change in the law that gave (some) women the right to vote in Westminster elections for the first time.

8 Dec 2017

PhD Bursary - University of Portsmouth

This project looks to understand navies of the Eighteenth Century where war increased to unprecedented levels, in terms of frequency, numbers, and geographical scope   through a transnational lens. Traditionally, such histories have concentrated on individual conflicts (particularly the French Wars at the end of the century), or looked to the nation state as a framework. Yet these nations were not working in isolation, but carefully watching rivals, as well as allies and neutrals, in order to gain an advantage.

7 Dec 2017

Upcoming Young Volunteer Project

‘Back on Track; a Q stock project’ is a digital documentation and oral history project looking at the social history of an important train carriage as part of the celebrations of 150 years of the District Line. I've attached a flyer with more details.

We are looking for applicants aged 18-25 who are interested in social history, oral history, filmmaking and photography, or looking to gain new skills in the museum and heritage sector.

27 Nov 2017

Ecclesiastical History Society Book Prize

The Ecclesiastical History Society is pleased to announce its second annual book prize of £1000, primarily aimed at early career researchers. The prize will be awarded for the best first monograph on the history of Christianity published during the previous calendar year. To be eligible for the prize, the work must meet the following criteria:

20 Nov 2017

Cultural Heritage and Rapid Urbanisation in India

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) have issued a joint funding call, addressing the theme of ‘Cultural Heritage and Rapid Urbanisation in India’.  This is funded through the Newton-Bhabha Fund, which aims to strengthen research partnerships between the UK and partnering countries.

16 Nov 2017

The Stationers’ Company opens its new Archive facility

The official opening of the Stationers’ Company’s new archive room and reading room took place on 10th November 2017, and  represented a milestone in improving access to its unique and priceless archive, both for members of the Company and the general public.

3 Nov 2017

Yale Center for British Art, Residential Scholar Awards

The Yale Center for British Art offers three types of short-term residential awards to scholars undertaking research related to British art. While in residence, scholars have access to the Center's rich holdings of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts, as well as primary and secondary reference materials. Scholars are also able to take advantage of the extensive collections at other Yale museums and libraries.

23 Oct 2017

Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 bursary offer

Last year, the Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 offered its first ever bursary to an early career researcher, independent scholar or PhD student who was a member of the Group to  “support research in any aspect of women’s studies in the period 1558-1837”.  The bursary was very popular, we had many applications and so this year we are pleased to be able to offer it again, but this time to make two awards, the first of £500 and the second of £250.  The money will be paid on presentation of receipts and the winners will be expected to give a paper at a WSG seminar the following year, or, if bas

20 Oct 2017

A History of Public Health in Post-War Britain

A free online course on the history of public health in post-war Britain will start on the 6th November 2017. The course is run by the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and FutureLearn.