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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with Imperial War Museums - Legacies of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: Activism and Politics in Central Kenya, 1956-75 - DEADLINE EXTENDED

One fully funded doctoral studentship funded by the AHRC is available. The studentship is offered under the AHRC Collaborative Partnership programme with Imperial War Museums. The project will examine the aftermath and legacies of the Mau Mau insurgency and British counterinsurgency campaign for Kenya.

The studentship begins on 1 October 2020 and is fully funded at standard AHRC rates for 45 months full time (or part-time equivalent) with the potential to be extended for a further 3 months to provide professional development opportunities.

Applicants must be a resident of the UK or European Economic Area (EEA). In general, full studentships are available to students who are settled in the UK and have been ordinarily resident for a period of at least three years before the start of postgraduate studies. Fees-only awards are generally available to EU nationals resident in the EEA.

For full details please see: Legacies of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: Activism and Politics in Central Kenya, 1956-75

Deadline: 30th April 2020 EXTENDED to 31st May 2020

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership studentships competition is now open!

The Midlands Graduate School open competition for studentships commencing in October 2020 is now open! Deadline for applications is Wednesday 22nd January 2020. Please note that there are several elements to the application process and applicants should allow plenty of time to assemble all the information required.

The Midlands Graduate School DTP makes an annual award of a large number of studentships to outstanding applicants across the Social Sciences. The studentships are linked to disciplinary and inter-disciplinary training pathways, and some have a built-in element of collaboration.

Mon 11 Nov 2019, 14:31 | Tags: Award Research Postgraduate Recruitment Funding Competition

Dr Sarah Richardson awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Historical Association

Sarah RichardsonWe are delighted to announce that Dr Sarah Richardson has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Historical Association. Each year the Historical Association awards a small number of Honorary Fellowships to recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to history and to the Historical Association.

Thu 09 May 2019, 11:00 | Tags: Award Announcement Faculty of Arts

University Staff Awards 2019 - History Department

Congratulations to those History Department staff and students who are on the longlist for this year's University Staff Awards:

  • Inspirational Leadersip: Benjamin Redding, Claudia Aoraha
  • Outstanding Contribution: Claudia Aoraha
  • Public Engagement Contribution: Rachel Bennett
  • Research Contribution: Claire Shaw
  • Unsung Hero: Colin Storer, Sheilagh Holmes

For the full longlist, please see the University Awards 2019 webpages.


Tue 30 Apr 2019, 14:15 | Tags: Award

2018 BASEES Women’s Forum Book Prize

Claire Shaw
Dr Claire Shaw (University of Warwick) is the recipient of the 2018 BASEES Women’s Forum Book Prize for her book Deaf in the USSR: Marginality, Community, and Soviet Identity, 1917-1991 (Cornell University Press, 2017). The judges, Barbara Heldt and Dan Healey, issued the following citation:

‘From the beginning of the Soviet era, the social power of the deaf, their agency and autonomy, was tied to sovietness. This statement, however, oversimplifies a complex history, which Claire Shaw explicates in remarkable detail, drawing on both published and archival sources. Her book expands the scope of our understanding of behaviours and identity in Soviet history, while also providing glimpses into the pre-revolutionary and post-Soviet eras. How deaf identity has been marked by separateness v. inclusion, the status of sign language, the dignity of work, criminality, gender and many other issues will make this landmark study a classic read.’

For more details, please see the BASEES website's press release.

Fri 15 Feb 2019, 14:06 | Tags: Award Publication

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland - Inaugural Bayly Prize

Royal Asiatic Society LogoOn Tuesday 30th October the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland celebrated the life and work of the late Professor Sir Christopher Bayly FBA, with the award of the inaugural Bayly Prize and the posthumous launch of Sir Christopher’s book, Remaking the Modern World 1900-2015: Global Connections and Comparisons.

The Bayly Prize is for an outstanding doctoral thesis on an Asian topic completed at a British university in the year prior to the award. In this inaugural year the prize was presented to Dr Johannes Lotze for his thesis, Translation of Empire: Mongol Legacy, Language Policy, and the Early Ming World Order, 1368-1453. The shortlist of five for the prize included Dr Kyle Jackson, former PhD student at the University of Warwick History Department, and Dr Callie Wilkinson, former PhD student at the University of Cambridge and now Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick History Department.

Kyle Jackson (University of Warwick) for Colonial Conquest and Religious Entanglement: A Mizo History from Northeast India (c. 1890-1920). The judges said: “This high-quality piece of historical research draws on indigenous language sources and deploys indigenous terminology to re-centre the history of North-eastern India. Dr Jackson has an eye for a good story, and the thesis is written in elegant and fluid prose, making it a pleasure to read.”

Callie Wilkinson (University of Cambridge) for The Residents of the British East India Company at Indian Royal Courts, c. 1798-1818. The judges said: “This work is distinctive because it refreshes the study of Residents and indirect rule in India by applying new historical methods to the subject. Dr Wilkinson provides us with a rich and nuanced picture of East India Company rule in the subcontinent that moves us away from the main centres of EIC power and beyond traditional subjects of historical study.​”

For more details, please see the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland announcement.

Sun 04 Nov 2018, 15:55 | Tags: Award, Postgraduate

British Commission for Maritime History: Undergraduate Dissertation Prizes 2018


The British Commission for Maritime History awards a small number of £75 prizes each year for undergraduate dissertations in the broad field of maritime history. The Commission’s aims are to encourage students to pursue maritime questions in their final year research, and to reward the best of that work.

Subjects eligible for consideration reflect the Commission’s view of maritime history as a wide-ranging discipline. It includes topics such as shipping, seafaring, ports, seapower, maritime labour, coastal communities, trade, exploration, shipbuilding, navigation, and fishing, and embraces a wide range of political, economic, social, technological and cultural approaches.

Josephine O’Dowd, undergraduate student of the University of Warwick History Department is one of the 2018 award winners for her dissertation, Nutmeg: ‘The Headiest and Most Blood Soaked of the Spices’. What Were the Implications of the Nutmeg Trade between 1599 and 1621?

Please see the website of the British Commission for Maritime History for details of all the 2018 winners.


Fri 14 Sep 2018, 08:48 | Tags: Award, Undergraduate

Professor Hilary Marland shortlisted for AHRC's Health Humanities Medal

Hilary Marland 
Professor Hilary Marland of the Warwick University History Department has been shortlisted for AHRC's Health Humanities Medal, a new national award led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in association with the Wellcome Trust.

Professor Marland is one of five academics who has made the shortlist for the Leadership Award category, which recognises those who have demonstrated leadership within the field of health humanities. The Health Humanities Medal comprises five categories designed to celebrate the achievements of those who have helped to inform and transform the health and wellbeing of the nation through the use of arts and humanities research.

Commenting on the shortlisting Professor Marland, said: “This is a huge honour and I am delighted to have been short-listed for the Medal. Health humanities is an exciting field to work in and offers enormous scope to academics to combine research with public engagement.

"Working with my colleagues at Warwick, most recently on a Wellcome Trust funded project on health in prison, I have had the opportunity and support to engage in initiatives that draw on historical research to develop new ways of working with the arts, policy makers and a wide range of audiences.”


Thu 23 Aug 2018, 15:30 | Tags: Award Announcement

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