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2018 Arts Faculty Research Poster Competition

Dave SteeleCongratulations to Dave Steele, History Department PhD student, the winner of the 2018 Arts Faculty Research Poster Competition.

The Poster Competition is an annual event for students to hone their poster design, presentation and public engagement skills. The competition brings together Postgraduate Researchers from across all disciplines at Warwick to compete for both Faculty and overall winners prizes.

In addition to designing their poster, students present their poster to pairs of judges drawn from both business and academia, and colleagues at Warwick from all academic disciplines and central departments. The challenge is to ensure that students can explain their research to a broad audience.

For more details, please see


Fri 22 Jun 2018, 17:53 | Tags: Research Postgraduate Competition Faculty of Arts

Re-advertisement: Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship - Petitions, Parliament, and People in the Long Nineteenth Century: Petitions from Women

Petitions, Parliament, and People in the Long Nineteenth Century: Petitions from Women.

The PhD studentship is available as part of the 'Re-thinking Petitions, Parliament, and People in the Long Nineteenth Century' project generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust (RPG-2016-097). This new initiative, led by Dr. Richard Huzzey (Durham) and Dr. Henry Miller (Durham), explores the powerful role of parliamentary petitioning in the development of modern Britain and exploits the under-used records of the House of Commons Select Committee on Public Petitions.

Applicants are encouraged to pursue their own research interests within the broad research areas we have identified for an achievable PhD project. The student will work collaboratively with the rest of the project team on our broader contextualisation of parliamentary petitioning, receiving due credit as co-authors for the project's published articles. The project's advisory team includes Dr. Sarah Richardson who will supervise this studentship at the University of Warwick.

Project Details

This studentship will be based at the University of Warwick exploring petitions to the House of Commons from women within the period 1787-1918. There is considerable scope for the student to shape the dissertation focus, which might include - but is not limited to - topics such as:

    • When and where women signed petitions alongside men, and whether this varied according to the subject;
      • To what extent petitions included exclusively female signatures;
        • The extra-parliamentary role of petitioning alongside other forms of female political engagement; or,
        • The role of petitioning in female-led campaigns, either through a case study or comparison.

        The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Sarah Richardson (Warwick) with Dr. Richard Huzzey (Durham) and Dr. Henry Miller (Durham) as external supervisors. The studentship will begin on October 1st 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

        For informal enquiries about the scope and details of the project applicants are encouraged to email Dr. Sarah Richardson or, Dr. Richard Huzzey.


        Eligible candidates ought to have a first- or upper-second-class honours degree or equivalent and they should have completed a masters-level qualification achieving Merit or above, or be expecting to complete this by the PhD start date.

        This studentship is open to applications from home, EU and international students. The funding details are subject to final confirmation but the award will cover tuition fees at Home/EU rates and a standard postgraduate grant (stipend) towards living expenses for three years (full-time study) which is likely to be £14,057.Please note:- international students will be required to fund the difference in fees themselves.

        How to Apply

        Applicants should submit the following documents to Robert Horton ( no later than 5pm on Monday 12th September 2016:

        • A curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages)

        • A research proposal

        • A brief letter outlining their qualification for the studentship

        • The names and contact details of two academic referees

        All documents should be submitted in either MS Word or PDF format. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an application for the PhD in History at Warwick University. The interview date for shortlisted candidates is yet to be confirmed.

        Acknowledgement of Funding

        The Leverhulme Trust was established by the Will of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers. Since 1925 the Trust has provided grants and scholarships for research and education. Today, it is one of the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK, distributing approximately £80m a year. For more information about the Trust, please visit


        Tue 30 Aug 2016, 15:45 | Tags: Postgraduate Funding

        Warwick History Department Postgraduate Conference 2016

        The Warwick History Department Postgraduate Conference 2016 has commenced with an opening address by Professor David Anderson, Director of Graduate Studies.

        PG Conference 2016


        Thu 26 May 2016, 11:14 | Tags: Postgraduate Conference

        Dr Katherine Foxhall wins the Harold D. Langley Book Prize

        Health, Medicine, and the Sea 
        Dr. Katherine Foxhall, Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Leicester and former PhD student at the University of Warwick, has won the Harold D. Langley Book Award for Excellence in the History of Maritime Medicine for her book, Health, medicine, and the sea: Australian Voyages c. 1815-1860 published by Manchester University Press in 2012.

        The Award announcement was made at the joint North American Society for Oceanic History, Naval Historical Foundation, North Atlantic Fisheries History Association and Society for the History of Navy Medicine conference held in Portland, Maine. The Award was created in honor of naval historian and retired Smithsonian curator, Dr. Harold D. Langley, who is also a Board member of the Foundation for the History of Navy Medicine. Board President RADM Frederic Sanford, MC, USN, RET and Dr. Kenneth J. Hagan made up the prize committe that selected Dr. Foxhall’s book.

        Dr. Hagan writes, "Katherine Foxhall’s book cause[s] the reader emotionally to enter her poignantly depicted world of suffering souls making the seemingly endless sea journey from England and Ireland to Australia in the latter days of the age of sail. She has been able to paint her vivid verbal portrait by meticulously examining and digesting the hitherto largely ignored reports of surgeons who made the voyage charged with maintaining the health of free emigrants and convicts destined for a new life Down Under. It was a six-month’s travail of extreme hardship, seemingly endless deprivation and always-looming danger of death from disease. These surgeons were compelled to submit a report to the government upon reaching Australia if they wished to be paid for their services on the ship. Theirs are the reports that Katherine Foxhall has mined with the eye of a compassionate humanitarian poet living in the relatively antiseptic western world of the 21st century."


        Sat 21 May 2016, 09:06 | Tags: Award Postgraduate Publication

        Researching East Africa PG Workshop

        The 'Researching East Africa PG Workshop' was held on Friday 13th May 2016, with twenty-six papers from PG students based in UK and Europe in the history, politics and development of East Africa in one day.

        Researching East Africa PG Workshop


        Fri 13 May 2016, 15:57 | Tags: Postgraduate Workshop

        City of Castellon's Peace Award 2016

        The City of Castellon's Peace Award 2016 has been awarded to the International Summer School on Peace Education. This is in recognition of four years' work by the project which has been developed and led by Dr Malik Hammad Ahmad, a member of the Warwick History of Violence Network and former PhD student of the Warwick History Department.

        Castellon Peace Award 2016


        Thu 28 Apr 2016, 15:42 | Tags: Postdoctoral, Impact and Public Engagement, Award, Postgraduate

        Article by doctoral student Kyle Jackson published in Studies in History

        Warwick History doctoral student Kyle Jackson has published an article from his thesis research in the latest issue of a prestigious journal in the field of South Asian Studies. The article appears in a special issue of the journal focusing on "Borderland Histories: Northeast India", and can be found online at:

        Kyle Jackson, 'Globalizing an Indian Borderland Environment: Aijal, Mizoram, 1890–1919', Studies in History 32.1 (2016): 39-71.

        Studies in History


        Sat 27 Feb 2016, 13:26 | Tags: Postgraduate Publication

        ESRC PhD Studentship in Collaboration with the University of Warwick and the Parliamentary Archives

        The ESRC Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Warwick, one of 21 such centres in the UK, embodies the university’s commitment to producing the next generation of leaders in social science research. Internationally renowned for its research excellence, Warwick is now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Studentship in association with our collaborative partner the Parliamentary Archives to commence in October 2016 on the subject of ‘From Suffragette to Citizen: Women and Parliament in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth centuries.’ The Parliamentary Archives holds the historic records of the House of Commons and House of Lords dating back 500 years, providing innovative and expert information management, preservation, access and outreach services enabling anyone in the world to use Parliament’s records, both now and in the future.

        For more information and details of how to apply, please see the advert on

        Mon 15 Feb 2016, 19:25 | Tags: Postgraduate Funding

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