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: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h1sw
Newsblog by History Graduate Harry Williams
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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.
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.
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:
- 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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/schoolforcross-facultystudies/networksandinitiatives/oralhistorynetwork/ongoingprojects/binleycolliery/
More information about WWT/Dunsmore Living Landscape can be found here: https://www.exploredunsmore.org/the-fingerprint-of-man/
Dr James Poskett featured in Audible short story collection
Dr James Poskett recently featured as part of a new Audible short story collection, produced in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection. In Homeless Bodies and Other Stories, leading authors were paired with objects from the Wellcome Collection. In the third episode (“The Master and the Student”), James discusses a skull used by phrenologists with the author Haroun Khan.
Humfrey Butters (1946-2019)
It is with sadness that we report the death of Humfrey Butters following a short illness. Those of us who knew him will have many memories of his many years of service in the department. It goes without saying that the Venice programme stands as an enduring reminder of his contributions to the university. He will be greatly missed. There will be a small family funeral followed by a memorial service later in the year. Some memories of Humfrey are gathered here.
Dr Sarah Richardson awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Historical Association
We 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.