AHRC funds pensions history research12 December 2013The Arts and Humanities Research Council will fund a £700,000 project to conduct research into a key moment in the historical development of Britain’s system of income replacement in retirement, and in the production of today's concerns about a 'pensions crisis': the pension reforms of the Thatcher governments in the 1980s.
Early career researcher Dr Marianna Dudley selected for ‘Engaging with Government’ programme5 December 2013Dr Marianna Dudley, a post-doctoral researcher working with Professor Peter Coates on the ‘The Power and the Water: Connecting Pasts with Futures’, a project funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), has been selected, through a highly competitive process, to attend a three-day ‘Engaging with Government’ course, to be held at the Institute for Government in London in February 2014.
In November...2 December 2013A number of our second year students undertook projects working in local schools – some working on the Cabot project headed by Evan Jones....
Historical Studies doctoral students develop Bristol Zoo app15 November 2013Two recent AHRC-funded doctoral students, Andy Flack and Sarah Joy Maddeaux, last summer collaborated with James Higgs, a past student on the Public History MA in the Department of Historical Studies, to develop a smartphone app designed to bring the historical landscape of Bristol Zoo, the oldest surviving provincial zoo in the world, to life.
Dr Marianna Dudley's book published as paperback14 November 2013The Department of History is pleased to announce that Dr Marianna Dudley’s monograph An Environmental History of the UK Defence Estate, 1945-present has been published as a paperback by Bloomsbury, following its original publication in hardback in 2012.
In October...5 November 2013In October... A number of members of the Department are contributing to the newly-launched Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities, a one-year course aimed at people in the Bristol-Bath area, and designed to prepare students for university study.
Environmental history walks published10 September 2013Dr Marianna Dudley has been recently created a number of walks for the Royal Geographical Society. These are based on her work on the environment of militarized landscapes in Britain.
Keil Doctoral Scholarship, 201326 March 2013The Department is offering a doctoral scholarship for three years subject to satisfactory progress. The scholarship is funded in honour of Dr Ian Keil, a former student.
Cabot Project schools conference a success22 March 2013On 20 March, the Cabot Project Schools Group ran its first 'conference' involving four local secondary schools. This involved fifty selected children, aged 12-13. Their presentations discussed the outcomes of group research projects the children had conducted over the previous six weeks, under the supervision of a dozen History undergraduates from the University of Bristol.
Hatters' Trail to open8 March 2013Dr Chris Heal, who completed his thesis in the Department last summer, has been awarded a grant by South Gloucestershire Council to set-up a Hatters’ Trail. This heritage trail is based on Chris' work on the local hatting industry.
Corruption under the Raj14 February 2013In a book published this week, Jonathan Saha explores 'Law, Disorder and the Colonial State' in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Burma.
Past Matters programme opens8 February 2013The Department of History's Past Matters programme is now available online. This year's programme will include public lectures by Prof Mary Beard, Prof Robert Bickers and Prof Brendan Simms.