Midlands4Cities Funding Competition Open for 2021/2022 Applications!
Looking for PhD funding in 2021? Midlands4Cities are recruiting their next cohort of arts and humanities doctoral researchers to join the vibrant community in the Midlands. The AHRC-funded M4C Doctoral Training Partnership is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.
M4C is awarding up to 89 doctoral studentships for UK and International applicants for 2021 entry through an open competition and 21 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.
For full eligibility criteria and application deadlines, please visit:
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: http://www.ilgcn.tupilak.org/2020/04/orpheus-iris-2020-award-for-holocaust.html
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
30th April 2020 EXTENDED to 31st May 2020
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.
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.
Congratulations to those History Department staff and students who are on the longlist for this year's University Staff Awards:
- Inspirational Leadersip: Benjamin Redding, Claudia Aoraha
- Outstanding Contribution: Claudia Aoraha
- Public Engagement Contribution: Rachel Bennett
- Research Contribution: Claire Shaw
- Unsung Hero: Colin Storer, Sheilagh Holmes
For the full longlist, please see the University Awards 2019 webpages.
Dr Claire Shaw (University of Warwick) is the recipient of the 2018 BASEES Women’s Forum Book Prize for her book Deaf in the USSR: Marginality, Community, and Soviet Identity, 1917-1991 (Cornell University Press, 2017). The judges, Barbara Heldt and Dan Healey, issued the following citation:
‘From the beginning of the Soviet era, the social power of the deaf, their agency and autonomy, was tied to sovietness. This statement, however, oversimplifies a complex history, which Claire Shaw explicates in remarkable detail, drawing on both published and archival sources. Her book expands the scope of our understanding of behaviours and identity in Soviet history, while also providing glimpses into the pre-revolutionary and post-Soviet eras. How deaf identity has been marked by separateness v. inclusion, the status of sign language, the dignity of work, criminality, gender and many other issues will make this landmark study a classic read.’
For more details, please see the BASEES website's press release.
On Tuesday 30th October the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland celebrated the life and work of the late Professor Sir Christopher Bayly FBA, with the award of the inaugural Bayly Prize and the posthumous launch of Sir Christopher’s book, Remaking the Modern World 1900-2015: Global Connections and Comparisons.
The Bayly Prize is for an outstanding doctoral thesis on an Asian topic completed at a British university in the year prior to the award. In this inaugural year the prize was presented to Dr Johannes Lotze for his thesis, Translation of Empire: Mongol Legacy, Language Policy, and the Early Ming World Order, 1368-1453. The shortlist of five for the prize included Dr Kyle Jackson, former PhD student at the University of Warwick History Department, and Dr Callie Wilkinson, former PhD student at the University of Cambridge and now Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick History Department.
Kyle Jackson (University of Warwick) for Colonial Conquest and Religious Entanglement: A Mizo History from Northeast India (c. 1890-1920). The judges said: “This high-quality piece of historical research draws on indigenous language sources and deploys indigenous terminology to re-centre the history of North-eastern India. Dr Jackson has an eye for a good story, and the thesis is written in elegant and fluid prose, making it a pleasure to read.”
Callie Wilkinson (University of Cambridge) for The Residents of the British East India Company at Indian Royal Courts, c. 1798-1818. The judges said: “This work is distinctive because it refreshes the study of Residents and indirect rule in India by applying new historical methods to the subject. Dr Wilkinson provides us with a rich and nuanced picture of East India Company rule in the subcontinent that moves us away from the main centres of EIC power and beyond traditional subjects of historical study.”
For more details, please see the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland announcement.