History news

15 May 2015

Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo: a free online course (MOOC)

The University of Southampton, the home of the papers of the first Duke of Wellington, is launching a free, three week course on Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo, starting on 8 June.  The course is led by Chris Woolgar, Professor of History and Archival Studies at Southampton, where he was formerly curator of Wellington’s papers.  You can sign up at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/wellington-and-waterloo/

10 Apr 2015

Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

The Woolf Institute (Cambridge) is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for the e-learning course, Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges.

This three-part e-learning course focuses on the relationships between Jews, Christians and Muslims in modern Europe. The course examines historical trends, religious and cultural interaction, and issues of contemporary citizenship.

9 Apr 2015

Prize of the German Historical Institute London

The Prize of the German Historical Institute London is awarded annually for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis on German history (submitted to a British or Irish university), British history (submitted to a German university), Anglo-German relations, or an Anglo-German comparative topic. The Prize is 1,000 Euros.

To be eligible a thesis must have been submitted to a British, Irish or German university after 30 June 2014. To apply, send one copy of the thesis with

26 Mar 2015

Keele Latin and Palaeography Summer School

The 38th Summer School will take place 25-30 July 2015 at Keele University, offering expert tuition in small groups for those who need to read medieval and early modern documents held in both local and national record offices.

Details at: www.eventsforce.net/lpss2015


17 Mar 2015

The Worcestershire Historical Society Prize for Worcestershire history

The Worcestershire Historical Society is to award a prize of £100 for the best essay on Worcestershire history in 2015, and in subsequent years. Any aspect of the history of the county or diocese of Worcester can be covered, or places within their boundaries.       

11 Mar 2015

Oxford DNB research bursaries, 2015-16

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is offering two research bursaries of £750 each to promote the ODNB online as a source for new research in the humanities.

17 Feb 2015

Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History

The Fraenkel Prize, founded by the late Ernst Fraenkel OBE, is awarded for an outstanding work of twentieth-century history in one of The Wiener Library's fields of interest, including:

The History of Europe
Jewish History
The Two World Wars
Comparative Genocide
Political Extremism

Two distinct awards will be made.  

Category A

For a completed but unpublished book, not based on a PhD thesis or equivalent

$6,000 prize money