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Global History Prize dissertation 2021-22 published

The International History Review journal has published an article by History alumnus Sam Matthews Boehmer, winner of the Global History Prize dissertation from 2021-22.

Read the full article "Questionable Allies: British Collaboration with Apartheid South Africa, 1960–90" here.

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Tue 12 Sep 2023, 14:25 | Tags: Alumni Publication Faculty of Arts

Horizons shortlisted for the 2023 BSHS Hughes Prize

Horizons: A Global History of Science (Penguin, 2022) by Dr James Poskett has been shortlisted for the 2023 British Society for the History of Science Hughes Prize.

 The Hughes Prize "is awarded every two years to the best book in the history of science (broadly construed) published in English which is accessible to a wide audience of non-specialists.”

Horizons Hughes Prize poster

Tue 23 May 2023, 12:04 | Tags: Announcement Publication Faculty of Arts

The European World 1500-1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History Fourth Edition

Drawing on Warwick’s longstanding core module for the period, numerous early modernists have collaborated on a textbook which first appeared in 2009. Now in its fourth edition, The European World 1500-1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History (London: Routledge, 2023) has been adopted by many universities and used by generations of students across the globe.

The European World 1500-1800 

To mark the latest updates, which include two new chapters – on ‘Environments’ and ‘Food & Drink Cultures’, a fresh ‘all colour’ look and additional print as well as online features, Beat Kümin (editor) and William Rupp (assistant / website editor) have recorded a teaser & full video introduction at the historic church of Berkswell just a few miles from campus.

We hope that it will whet your appetite to find out more about The European World on the Routledge homepage and our companion website!

Wed 26 Apr 2023, 10:30 | Tags: Announcement Publication

Article by Dr Simon Peplow about the police and "institutional racism"

Dr Simon Peplow has written an article about the police and "institutional racism" for The Conversation, please see further details at:,

Dr James Poskett new book release

James Poskett, Horizons: A Global History of Science (Penguin, 2022) 

We are told that modern science was invented in Europe, the product of great minds like Nicolaus Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. But this is wrong. Science is not, and has never been, a uniquely European endeavour.

Horizons pushes the history of science beyond Europe, exploring the ways in which scientists from Africa, America, Asia and the Pacific fit into the story. Challenging both the existing narrative and our perceptions of revered individuals, above all this is a celebration of the work of scientists neglected by history. 

“Hugely important,” Jim Al-Khalili.

“Revolutionary and revelatory,” Alice Roberts.

Fri 25 Mar 2022, 08:47 | Tags: Publication

Publication of Dr Guido van Meersbergen new book Ethnography and Encounter: The Dutch and English in Seventeenth Century South Asia

This book published by Brill Ethnography and Encounter is the first book to systematically explore how Company agents’ understandings of and attitudes towards Asian peoples and societies informed institutional approaches to trade, diplomacy, and colonial governance.

Wed 27 Oct 2021, 09:46 | Tags: Publication

Sue Lemos Winner of the Olivette Otele Paper Prize

Sue Lemos wins the Olivette Otele Paper Prize for her paper on Queering Black Politics: The Black Lesbian and Gay Centre (Project) in London, 1980s-1990s

Fri 30 Jul 2021, 14:56 | Tags: Award Research Postgraduate Publication

Should History be removed from University's core study subjects?

Read the excellent letter by Jude Wilkinson, a first year undergraduate in PPE, in defence of the study of history

Tue 04 May 2021, 11:51 | Tags: Undergraduate Publication Faculty of Arts

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