History news

19 Feb 2018

Launch of the Mortimer History Society 2018 Essay Prize

The Mortimer History Society is proud to announce in 2018 the third round of THE MORTIMER HISTORY SOCIETY ESSAY PRIZE

The Subject:
any aspect of the history of the Mortimers of Wigmore or the medieval Welsh Marches

The Conditions:
the essay must contain original research not previously published elsewhere

The entries:
the prize is open to everyone who can meet the assessment criteria

The Chair of the Judging Panel is:
Professor C J Given Wilson, St Andrew’s University

19 Feb 2018

British Records Association Janette Harley Prize

The British Records Association is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a new prize, in memory of archivist Janette Harley (1951-2015). Janette was devoted to the BRA, which was a significant help to her during her early career. She remained a member throughout her life. At her death her family fulfilled her wish to bequeath a substantial capital sum to the BRA. This new prize is intended to generate interest in archives, and raise awareness of research and achievements in the world of archives.

30 Jan 2018

Joint award for the first EHS Book Prize

The Ecclesiastical History Society awarded its first annual book prize at its winter meeting on Saturday 20 January 2018. The book prize is aimed at early career researchers and is awarded for the best first monograph on the history of Christianity published during the previous calendar year. The first EHS Book Prize was awarded jointly to Zachary Purvis and Richard Sowerby. Details of their books and the award committee's citations appear below.

Zachary Purvis, Theology and the University in Nineteenth-century Germany (OUP, 2016).

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.