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Fighting for Empire: From Slavery to Military Service in the West India Regiments

Professor David Lambert will be giving the keynote lecture at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine's Commonwealth Cultural Day at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham on Thursday 11th October. The title of his lecture is 'Fighting for Empire: From Slavery to Military Service in the West India Regiments'.

RCDM Birmingham 

Thu 11 Oct 2018, 11:13 | Tags: Impact and Public Engagement Lecture Announcement

New PhD studentships in History for 2019 entry *updated*

The Department of History at Warwick invites applications for doctoral study commencing in September 2019.

History at Warwick was ranked first in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the proportion of world-leading research activity (4*) in the Department. We have an outstanding reputation as practitioners of social and cultural history and expertise covering all regions of the world.

The following financial support will be available on a competitive basis for exceptional candidates and projects:

                          The History Department will select outstanding candidates to nominate for these award competitions. To allow sufficient time for us to consider your application and to work with you to develop it prior to the final closing dates for submission of written materials (early in 2019) we ask that you make contact with us as soon as you can.

                          For more details on these and other Warwick University funding schemes see here.

                          Applicants for AHRC awards whom we intend to nominate for the M4C Doctoral Training Partnership competition will be required to attend a Skype interview. We guarantee to interview all candidates who have submitted their complete applications by the 7th January 2019, with interviews taking place on the 15th, 17th and 18th of January 2019. Please note that although, formally, M4C awards to non-UK EU candidates will only cover fees, internal consortium arrangements are expected to enable full fees & maintenance to be awarded to non-UK candidates from the EU.

                          To search for a potential supervisor in the Department by their specialism, click here.

                          Individual staff and their specialisms can be viewed here.

                          Applicants who may be interested in doctoral study are advised to contact the Director of Postgraduate Research in the Department.

                          Please include a brief outline of your proposed research project and a CV or short description of your academic qualifications and experience, including your degree classification or overall result at BA and MA level, or equivalent. If we think we can offer appropriate supervision for your project we shall provide further information about the application process for the relevant scholarship(s) at that point.

                          While we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, we particularly those from with backgrounds that are currently under-represented within the postgraduate community at Warwick and in academic posts in the UK.


                          Fri 05 Oct 2018, 17:50 | Tags: Postgraduate Funding Announcement

                          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

                          Wolfson History Prize 2018: Professor Peter Marshall

                          Wolfson History Prize 2018

                          Peter Marshall, Professor of History at the University of Warwick, has won this year’s Wolfson History Prize with his book Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation (Yale University Press).

                          This year’s winner was selected from over 150 books by a panel of four eminent historians. Expert in Islamic history, Professor Carole Hillenbrand, of the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, joined the judging panel this year alongside Professor Sir David Cannadine (Chair), Professor Sir Richard Evans and Revd Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch.

                          Please see for more details.


                          Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:41 | Tags: Competition Announcement Publication

                          Obituary: John Hardeman

                          John HardemanThe History Department is saddened to learn of the passing of former student John Hardeman. John came to Warwick University as a part-time mature student and graduated with a BA in European History in 2009 and an MA in Global History in 2012. He was an enthusiastic and active member of the Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL), the History Department, the Alumni Association, and a frequent attendee of the part-timers lunches. John died on 19th April 2018 following complications after a fall at his home in February 2018. The Department's condolences go out to all of John's family and friends.


                          Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:45 | Tags: Announcement

                          New museum display: Fighting for Empire



                          A display exploring the history and changing image of Britain's West India Regiments, from their creation at the end of the 18th century up to the First World War, is now open at the Museum of London Docklands. "Fighting for Empire: From Slavery to Military Service in the West India Regiments" has been curated by David Lambert, Professor of History at the University of Warwick. It will run until 9 September 2018. For details:



                          The display speaks directly to many of the themes in the permanent displays at Docklands, notably enslaved resistance, black agency, and visual representation. The theme is explored primarily through prints, ephemera and maps, as well as a large framed oil painting by Louis William Desanges entitled "The Capture of the Tubabakolong, Gambia 1866", which depicts Private Samuel Hodge of the 4th West India Regiment, who was the first African-Caribbean soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross. It has been created in partnership with the University of Warwick and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and draws on research undertaken as part of the 'Africa's Sons Under Arms' research project. For more on the wider research project:



                          Fri 10 Nov 2017, 08:34 | Tags: Impact and Public Engagement Research Announcement

                          Global History and Culture Centre Blog

                          The Global History and Culture Centre has started a new blog. Read the first post, "Jeremy Adelman, ‘What is Global History Now’ – Global History Reading Group", posted today, Wednesday 8th November 2017.


                          Wed 08 Nov 2017, 15:13 | Tags: Media Announcement

                          British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the Department of History

                          The British Academy has opened the BA Post-Doctoral Fellowship scheme for applications this year.

                          Details are available at:

                          Thu 24 Aug 2017, 13:53 | Tags: Postdoctoral Announcement

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