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Assistant Professor In Modern History opportunity

The Department of History seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Modern History on a full-time and indefinite basis from 1 September 2024.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of one of the largest History departments in the UK with a thriving community of teachers and researchers covering a range of disciplines and geographical areas.

The advert and job description for the post can be found via the Human Resources webpage. The closing date for applications is 14 January 2024.

Mon 20 Nov 2023, 11:57 | Tags: Recruitment, Faculty of Arts

A tribute to Warwick’s honorary doctor Natalie Zemon Davis (1928-2023)

It is with much sadness that we have learned about the passing of Professor Natalie Zemon Davis on October 21, at the age of ninety-four. A Canadian-American, Professor Davis helped pioneer the genres of cultural and micro-history. Specialising in early modern period, she remained active in the field until her death, publishing a book in 2022 and nearly completing another in September of this year. Over the course of her career, she received numerous accolades and prizes, including an honorary degree from Warwick in 2006.

Thu 16 Nov 2023, 09:21

The Wheeler History of Travel Writing PhD Scholarship - 2024-25 entry

As part of the newly established Wheeler History of Travel Writing Programme, the Department of History is inviting applications for up to two PhD studentships, starting in October 2024, in the History of Travel and Travel Writing. The remaining PhD studentships will be available from 2025 onwards.

The programme seeks to attract talented researchers whose projects may focus on any period or region of the world. Candidates who adopt a global historical perspective and have the ability to work with sources in more than one language are particularly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Candidates can be of any nationality and must apply for a History PhD at the University of Warwick to begin in Autumn 2024.

Successful applicants will benefit from the wide-ranging expertise represented by Warwick’s Department of History and its Global History and Culture Centre as well as the range of training and development opportunities offered by the Department and Doctoral College. Candidates are encouraged to explain how their proposal fits within the department’s existing research profile.

Please visit The Wheeler History of Travel Writing Programme for full details and eligibility.

For further information, please contact Dr Guido van Meersbergen (Director of the Global History and Culture Centre) or Professor Mark Knights (Postgraduate Research Director).

Course Application Deadline – 23rd January 2024 at 23:59 (GMT)

Supporting Document Deadline – 5th February 2024 at 23:59 (GMT)

Read the PhD Scholarships press release.

Mon 06 Nov 2023, 13:48 | Tags: Postdoctoral Announcement Faculty of Arts

Dr James Poskett wins the 2023 Jerry Bentley Prize in World History

Horizons: A Global History of Science (Penguin, 2022) by Dr James Poskett, Associate Professor of the History of Science, has been awarded the 2023 Jerry Bentley Prize from the American Historical Association, which is for "the most outstanding book on world history".

Previous winners include Professor Priya Satia (Stanford), Professor Adam Clulow (UT Austin), and Professor Erika Rappaport (UC Santa Barbra).

Wed 25 Oct 2023, 09:19 | Tags: Award Announcement Faculty of Arts

Applications for Leverhulme Early Careers Fellowships for 2024/2025 entry now open

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships scheme, for Fellowships hosted at Warwick starting in the 2024/2025 academic year. Please note that initial applications/expressions of interest need to be sent to Alan Ashton-Smith, the Research and Strategy Manager for the Faculty of Arts ( by 5pm Thursday 30 November 2023 containing the following information:

  • A short description of the proposed project (maximum 2 A4 pages)
  • A copy of the applicant's CV (maximum 2 A4 pages)
  • The name of an academic in their proposed host Department or School. Candidates should contact their prospective mentor in advance of submitting an Expression of Interest.
  • The names of three referees. Please note that referees will not be asked to provide a statement at this stage.

The full advertisement can be found here: Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship at University of Warwick (

Department of History event, 31 October 2023

The Department of History is co-hosting the event "Affirming the History of African and Caribbean People in Britain: Hakim Adi and A. S. Francis in Conversation", 31 October 2023, 13.00-14.30pm, in person at the University of Warwick.

Prof. Hakim Adi is an award-winning historian. He was the first historian of African heritage to become a professor of history in Britain when he was appointed Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester in 2015. In 2018 he launched the world’s first online MRes in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora which trained many students including six currently engaged in PhD research. His latest publication is Africa and Caribbean People in Britain: A History (Allen Lane, 2023) which was shortlisted for the prestigious Wolfson History Prize in September 2023.

A.S. Francis is a PhD student at the University of Chichester, researching women’s involvements in Britain’s Black radical organisations during the 1960s-1980s, and the development of a Black women’s movement. In addition to this PhD research, Francis has recently published Gerlin Bean: Mother of the Movement (Lawrence Wishart 2023), celebrating the longstanding and far-reaching activism of Gerlin Bean. Francis is also a consultant to the Young Historians Project, member of the History Matters collective and co-founder of the History Matters Journal.


Thu 19 Oct 2023, 15:39 | Tags: Announcement

Ukraine Summer School

The History Department were honoured to co-host 20 students from the Ukrainian Catholic University (UKU) in Lviv with the English Department, from 12 - 25 June 2023. Read about the visit in a UKU article published back in July.

Meet the students and find out what was involved in setting up the Summer School:

Ukraine Summer School

Wed 04 Oct 2023, 13:43 | Tags: Announcement Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate 2024 Open Days

If you, or someone you know, are interested in studying one of our undergraduate courses the registration for our October open days is now open.

Our Campus Open Days are the best opportunity for you to know if Warwick feels right for you. Meet our staff and students to find out more about our courses, attend talks and tours of the department throughout the day. There will also be the chance to take tours of the University campus, find out about student societies and sports club as well as view our state-of-the-art campus facilities.

Register for an open day and find out more about our courses on the History Undergraduate webpage.

Wed 13 Sep 2023, 13:49

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