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Faculty of Arts Online HE Fair

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick is holding an online HE Fair on 13 May 2020 from 1pm to 3pm, this HE Fair is held in conjunction with UEA and Goldsmith University covering a number of Arts and Humanities subjects including History. Further details can be found at:

Dr Anna Hájková awarded the Orpheus Iris award

Dr Anna Hájková has been awarded the Orpheus Iris award by the International Rainbow Culture Network, details of the award can be seen at:

Fri 01 May 2020, 09:38 | Tags: Impact and Public Engagement Award Research Announcement

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

AHRC-BBC New Thinking podcast about Religion and Ordinary Lives featuring Dr Naomi Pullin

Dr Naomi Pullin, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Wawick was involved in a recording for the AHRC-BBC New Thinking podcast about ‘Religion and Ordinary Lives’. This event will be broadcast live via BBC Sounds on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday 7 April 2020 at 10pm. Further details about the programme can be found here:

Tue 31 Mar 2020, 16:01 | Tags: TV and Radio Impact and Public Engagement Announcement

Newsblog by History Graduate Harry Williams

Please see blog from Harry Williams on how to develop a technology career with a humanities degree:

Mon 23 Mar 2020, 16:04 | Tags: Alumni Announcement Publication

Past and Present Fellowship awarded to Somak Biswas

Congratulations to History PhD student Somak Biswas who has been awarded a two year prestigious Past and Present Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London from October 2020.

Mon 09 Mar 2020, 09:12 | Tags: Postdoctoral Postgraduate Announcement

Warwick Postgraduate History Conference 28th-29th May 2020 - CALL FOR PAPERS

We cordially invite proposals to present at the 2020 History Department Postgraduate Conference, to be held in the Wolfson Research Exchange on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th May.

In previous years, the conference has served as an invaluable opportunity for postgraduate students to present and discuss their research in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. We thoroughly encourage all graduate students to attend and participate.

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be approximately 15 minutes in length. All papers will be organised into panels and will be followed by a further 30 minutes of questions and discussion led by the panel chair.

We welcome proposals from all current postgraduate students. Proposals should include the following information:

  • Title
  • Abstract: 300 words
  • Biographical Statement: 100 words
  • Summary: 50 words

Summaries will be used in the conference programme to describe each individual paper. They should briefly describe the main point your paper makes and why you feel this is significant.

All proposals should be submitted to by no later than Monday 23rd March, 2020. Successful applicants will be informed by the end of April.


For general queries, please contact the organising committee at:

Fri 07 Feb 2020, 11:05 | Tags: Postgraduate Call for Papers Conference Announcement

Warwick Oral History Network

The Warwick Oral History Network has recently been awarded just over £700 of Public Engagement Funding to support the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust 'Memories of Binley Colliery' oral history project. The project is being led by Daniel Loveard of WWT. The application was drawn up by the OHN's administrative assistant, Pierre Botcherby, a PhD candidate in the department. 

The aim is to interview local residents to collect memories of the colliery site as a working mine, in its derelict state post-closure, and in its current form as Claybrookes Marsh nature reserve. The project ties into WWT's larger National Heritage Lottery funded project for the Dunsmore Living Landscape, which aims to both restore the rural landscape (e.g. 300ha of historic woodland, 20km of historic hedgerows, 10 ponds, 20ha of grassland) and reconnect local people with the natural beauty on their doorstep. Tapping into residents' personal memories of the area is a key way of doing this. The funding will support the use of undergraduate volunteers from Warwick for archiving, interviewing, and transcribing, as well as contribute towards the costs of a community event in Binley upon completion of the project and the preparation/producing of a small booklet about the project findings.

 More information on the project can be found here:

 More information about WWT/Dunsmore Living Landscape can be found here:

 Enquiries about the project can be directed either to Daniel ( or Pierre (



Wed 15 Jan 2020, 16:12 | Tags: Announcement

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