History news

13 Feb 2017

The Wiener Library Ernst Fraenkel Prize

The Wiener Library Ernst Fraenkel Prize (WLEFP) is a prestigious competition for book-length academic manuscripts on the Holocaust, its context and implications, and twentieth century and post-Holocaust genocides.

13 Feb 2017

Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

An annual grant scheme is now available through which awards will be made to successful applicants in order to help achieve the society's objectives.

There are three categories of grant award:-

Research Grants

Research Grants will usually be made to individuals to help to cover particular research expenses, for example, travel to an archive or the acquisition of copied materials.

Applicants should usually be registered for a research degree or have an established publication record.

Normally these grants will not exceed £300 each.

7 Feb 2017

Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom are invited to submit their best undergraduate dissertation and/or Masters dissertation on any aspect of the history of the two historic counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.

The dissertations do not have to be from history students and related disciplines are welcome to enter (e.g. historical geography, politics).

9 Jan 2017

Call for Applications: British Library PhD placement scheme

The British Library invites applications to its PhD placement scheme. 14 different placement projects are being offered under this current Call. These have been selected to support teams based across the Library to carry out a range of projects and activities, whilst also providing unique professional development opportunities for PhD researchers. It is not necessary for the project to relate directly to your PhD topic or specific research interests.

2 Dec 2016

Parliamentary History Essay Prize

The Parliamentary History Essay Prize, worth £400, is offered in 2017 for the best essay submitted on an historical subject related to the history of parliaments and representative institutions in Britain, Ireland, and British colonial dependencies. The prize is restricted to early career researchers (individuals within eight years of the award of their PhD, or within six years of their first academic appointment, excluding any period of career break). The essay must be a work of original research, not already accepted for publication. The text should not exceed 8,000 words.

21 Nov 2016

EHS Prize

The Ecclesiastical History Society is pleased to announce the launch of an 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.
10 Nov 2016

New Online Catalogue for Veterinary History Archives

Launch of RCVS Vet History – Archive Catalogue

RCVS Knowledge is pleased to announce the launch of a fantastic new way to access their unique veterinary history collections. From 7th November 2016, the new Archive catalogue is available to view online, with detailed descriptions of hundreds of items from the last 150 years.

10 Nov 2016

Women's Studies Group 1558-1837 30th anniversary bursary

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Women's Studies Group 1558-1837 is offering a £500 bursary to an early career researcher, independent scholar or PhD student who is a member of the Group to support research in any aspect of women’s studies in the period 1558-1837.  New members are welcome to apply.  The grant may be awarded for a new or continuing interdisciplinary or single-discipline project.