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.
Recruitment: Two Research Fellows for the project "What’s at Stake in the Fake? Indian Pharmaceuticals, African Markets and Global Health"
The Warwick University History Department seeks to appoint two full-time Research Fellows for the fixed-term period of thirty-six months to conduct research as part of the Wellcome Trust funded project, What’s at Stake in the Fake? Indian Pharmaceuticals, African Markets and Global Health.
The Warwick University History Department is one of the largest history departments in the UK, with teaching and research notable for its disciplinary range and geographical scope. The Department is comprised of 53 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral staff, 10 support staff, ~1,000 undergraduate students, and ~100 postgraduate students. The Department has a strong international reputation and high rankings in university guides and surveys, and was ranked first in the UK in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the proportion of world-leading research activity (4*) in the Department. The Department is committed to maintaining and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion amongst its staff and student community.
You will have a first degree or equivalent, a PhD in History, Anthropology or a related field, and experience of conducting archival, oral history and/or ethnographic research. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to conduct research in Gujarati and/or Kiswahili.
If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£29,515). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,395 pa).
All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide names of two referees as well as a writing sample (of not more than 10,000 words). For the full advert, job description, and a link to the application form, please see the Warwick University HR website. Please direct all informal inquiries to the project PI, Dr Sarah Hodges, at S.Hodges@warwick.ac.uk.
Closing Date: 23:59pm on Thursday 11th April
Recruitment: Research Fellow for the project "What’s at Stake in the Fake? Indian Pharmaceuticals, African Markets and Global Health"
The Department of History seeks to appoint a full-time Research Fellow for the fixed-term period of twelve months, starting in early 2019, to conduct research as part of the Wellcome Trust funded project, What’s at Stake in the Fake? Indian Pharmaceuticals, African Markets and Global Health, under the direction of Dr Sarah Hodges.
You will have a first degree or equivalent, a PhD in history or a related field, and experience of conducting archival research. Preference may be given to candidates with familiarity with WHO archives or experience in the anthropology of pharmaceuticals.
All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter. Please see the full advert and job description for more details, including how to apply. Please direct all informal inquiries to the project PI, Dr Sarah Hodges, at S.Hodges@warwick.ac.uk.
Closing Date for Applications: 15th November 2018
Provisional Interview Date: 26th November 2018
Child Protection in England, 1960-2000: Expertise, Experience, and Emotion is a new book by Dr Jennifer Crane, Research Fellow for the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award "The Cultural History of the NHS" at the Warwick University History Department.
This book explores how children, parents, and survivors reshaped the politics of child protection in late twentieth-century England. Activism by these groups, often manifested in small voluntary organisations, drew upon and constructed an expertise grounded in experience and emotion that supported, challenged, and subverted medical, social work, legal, and political authority. New forms of experiential and emotional expertise were manifested in politics - through consultation, voting, and lobbying - but also in the reshaping of everyday life, and in new partnerships formed between voluntary spokespeople and media. While becoming subjects of, and agents in, child protection politics over the late twentieth century, children, parents, and survivors also faced barriers to enacting change, and the book traces how long-standing structural hierarchies, particularly around gender and age, mediated and inhibited the realisation of experiential and emotional expertise.
The Department of History encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for Fellowships hosted at Warwick starting in the 2019/20 academic year.
Applications are welcomed from candidates who have a strong research profile and meet the following eligibility criteria:
- They must be in possession of a doctoral degree by 1st April 2019
- They must be either a UK/EEA national, have completed their doctorate at a UK university or have a strong prior association with the UK academic community
- They must not yet have held a permanent academic appointment
- They must be within three years of the award of their doctorate (measured from the date of their viva voce examination) on 1st April 2019.
Appointments at the University of Warwick are dependent on the award of the Fellowship. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during the funded period. For more information on the scheme’s aims and eligibility criteria, please visit www.britac.ac.uk/british-academy-postdoctoral-fellowships.
Prospective applicants are required to identify an academic mentor from within the Department of History. Applicants should approach their proposed mentor to discuss their project at the earliest opportunity.
Applications will require approval from the Department of History before submission to the British Academy. For the Department of History to determine which candidates go forward to the British Academy, candidates will need to send the following information by email to both James Green, Research Strategy and Development Manager for the Faculty of Arts (James.Green@warwick.ac.uk) and to Professor Giorgio Riello, Department of History Director of Research, (G.Riello@warwick.ac.uk) by 5pm on Friday 21st September 2018:
- A short description of their proposed project (maximum 2 A4 pages)
- A copy of their CV (maximum 2 A4 pages)
- The name of their proposed mentor at the University of Warwick
- The name of their referee
- How their research plans fit with the profile of the Department/School/Centre they wish to be hosted by (maximum 150 words)
If their application is approved, candidates will be invited to submit their proposal through Flexi-Grant, the British Academy’s application portal. The deadline for these submissions is Wednesday 17th October 2018.
The University is able to support approved candidates in the development of applications through our Research and Impact Services team. For more information about this and for any other enquiries about the scheme, please contact James Green (James.Green@warwick.ac.uk) on the above email address.
The doctoral and early career academic workshop, Between and Beyond: Transnational Networks and the British Empire, 18th-20th Centuries, was held on 21-22 June 2018. The workshop was a great success, with many great papers presented and lively conversations held.
The Department of History seeks to appoint a fixed-term ten-month full-time Teaching Fellow in the History of Social and Political Ideas 1650-1850. You will convene, taking lectures and seminars, the second-year undergraduate module ‘Individual, Polis and Society: Philosophical Reflections in History’, and you will take seminars on the first-year undergraduate modules ‘Historian’s Toolkit’ and ‘The Enlightenment’, for a total of eight seminar groups of approximately fifteen students per group. The modules ‘Individual, Polis and Society: Philosophical Reflections in History’ and ‘The Enlightenment’ involve work on both primary texts and changes in society and politics during the period. You will also teach occasional lectures for other undergraduate modules as required by the Head of Department and as appropriate to subject knowledge.
You will undertake lecturing, seminar teaching, essay tutorials, office hours, marking of undergraduate work, exam invigilation, and monitoring of student attendance in accordance with the Department’s quality assurance practices. You will also act as personal tutor to an assigned group of undergraduate students, providing pastoral support and guidance during the academic year. You will be actively engaged in research in the history of ideas in the period, or a comparable field.
You will possess experience in undergraduate teaching and subject specialism appropriate for research-led teaching in the History of Social and Political Ideas 1650-1850. You should also possess a PhD (or equivalent) in History.
The closing date for applications is 19th June 2018. Please see the online advert and job description for more details.
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships
The Warwick University History Department is keen to encourage new research and support postdoctoral projects; potential applicants for this scheme are always welcome to approach us. In preparation for a possible bid, we recommend that each candidate considers the following:
- The eligibility criteria and application procedures outlined on the Leverhulme Trust website;
- How your research and teaching plans fit with the Department’s profile;
- Which member(s) of the Department's academic staff that would be particularly interested in the work proposed, with a view to seeking their advice and endorsement ahead of submission;
- The highly competitive nature of this process and the small number of applications the Department will be able to endorse;
- Other possible funding schemes where Warwick could act as the host institution.
For the 2017/18 round, the internal Leverhulme ECF selection process will run as follows:
For further details see https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/news/leverhulmeecf.