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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

AHRC Midlands4Cities DTP - Application Workshop

For any students thinking of applying for AHRC Midlands4Cities funding to complete a PhD, an application workshop will be taking place on Saturday 16th November at Coventry University. Details of the event can be found on the following page:

The workshops are aimed at potential students who are planning to submit an application for PhD research to Midlands4Cities. Practical advice will be given on how to plan your application and structure your research proposal.

You can attend any of the application writing workshops regardless of which M4C institution you are applying to.

Fri 08 Nov 2019, 12:23 | Tags: Research Postgraduate Funding Competition Faculty of Arts

AHRC Midlands4Cities DTP - Application Now Open!

We are excited to announce that the University of Warwick, together with Coventry University, is joining with the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) consortium to create the Midlands4Cities AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) funded DTP.

The Midlands4Cities DTP will fund and train the next generation of highly skilled arts and humanities researchers through PhD Scholarships.

Our consortium partners are present in the four cities of Nottingham, Birmingham, Leicester and Coventry and are: University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham and Coventry University.

For full details and eligibility criteria please see:

Tue 05 Nov 2019, 13:34 | Tags: Postgraduate Funding Competition Faculty of Arts

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

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

Article by John Morgan Highly Commended in Journal of Historical Geography

Former History research student John Morgan (now an Economic History Society Power Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research in London), who successfully defended his Warwick PhD thesis earlier this month, was highly commended in the 2015 Journal of Historical Geography Best Paper Prize. His article 'Understanding Flooding in Early Modern England' (vol. 50, pp. 37-50) was one of three runners-up in this prestigious competition and the department would like to congratulate him on this success.

Wed 27 Jan 2016, 14:50 | Tags: Postdoctoral Award Postgraduate Competition Announcement

Departmental Doctoral and MA Scholarships

The Director of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that the Department will be offering a number of full-time doctoral studentships and MA bursaries to outstanding candidates applying for Autumn 2015-16 admission. The awards will be available to both Home-EU and overseas applicants applying to study full-time. In order to be considered, candidates need to have submitted an online University admission application by 12 January 2015.

Further details of both types of award can be found at


Mon 08 Dec 2014, 16:20 | Tags: Research Postgraduate Funding Competition Announcement

Chiara Farnea Croff: Venice Opera House Prize

Chiara Farnea Croff, Warwick’s Venice Programme Coordinator, has won first prize in a campaign organised by the prestigious Venice opera house La Fenice to tackle violence against women.

Chiara has volunteered for many years for a charitable organisation which offers help to women seeking refuge, and the prize marks a continuation of her efforts to highlight this issue.

La Fenice launched a competition to think up a slogan, which Chiara won with an entry based on the name one of opera’s most famous heroines.

Her winning slogan was:

  • C onoscenza (Knowledge)
  • A utonomia (Independence)
  • R ispetto (Respect)
  • M emoria (Memory)
  • E ducazione (Education)
  • N onvielenza (Nonviolence)

Chiara said, "This is a topic I'm passionate about, so to receive this award is an absolute honour." The prize was awarded by a jury consisting of leading figures from Venice’s cultural community.


Chiara Farnea Croff with Italian actress Ottavia Piccolo and Cristian Chiarot, the Sovrintendente of the Teatro la Fenice

Wed 30 Oct 2013, 16:18 | Tags: Competition Announcement

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