News in 2014

  • Four new lectureships 19 December 2014 New History lectureships announced for 2015
  • Department of Historical Studies Postgraduate Open Event - 10 February 2015, 3pm 17 December 2014 Thinking about postgraduate study? Find out what the Department of Historical Studies has to offer at our Postgraduate Open Event
  • Deas Doctoral Scholarship 8 December 2014 Department PhD scholarship: 2015-18
  • In November... 5 December 2014 Round-up of the main news from the Department in November 2014
  • Ways into History 1 December 2014 The History Department's new public engagement project provides an opportunity to start studying history at the University.
  • In October... 10 November 2014 Round-up of Department news this month
  • Women, Work and Value Project 3 November 2014 History undergraduates go to the EUI as interns on the Women, Work and Value project.
  • Funded PhD Studentships 14 October 2014 Funded PhD studentships will be available for History students and others from 2015/16, financed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
  • In September... 10 October 2014 Round-up of the most noteworthy activities in the Department in September 2014.
  • Geographies of the Holocaust 25 September 2014
  • Over the Summer 25 September 2014 A round-up of research news relating to the Department of History over the summer of 2014.
  • Jamie Jessop commended in UG Awards 23 September 2014
  • World of the Newport Ship: conference success 25 July 2014 In July, Dr Evan Jones and Dr Richard Stone convened a 'sell-out' conference on The World of the Newport Ship. The conference explored the history and archaeology of one of the largest and best-preserved medieval merchant ships ever found.
  • End of a great year 24 July 2014 On 18 July our History BA students graduated, with many coming along to a party in the School of Humanities after the ceremony. In all, 124 students received BA degrees this year, 28 of whom received Firsts.
  • In June... 7 July 2014 Our third year students came to the end of their degree programmes. This was a great year for our undergraduate students, who continued to produce excellent research projects in all years. Over a quarter of our final-year students received first-class honours in History.
  • Jonathan Saha offered AHRC Fellowship 3 July 2014 Jonathan Saha offered AHRC Fellowship
  • 'Know your Bristol' nominated for Public Engagement award 11 June 2014 The 'Know your Bristol' team have been nominated for a national award in the Engage Competition organised by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.
  • In May... 4 June 2014 We had a busy month, with our undergraduate students taking their exams (and colleagues marking them) as well as hosting a wide range of activities during our annual Past Matters Festival of History
  • History Undergraduate Organises Badger Culling Debate 20 May 2014 Final year undergraduate History student Ben Eagle recently organised a debate at the University on the controversial issue of culling badgers in the United Kingdom (15 May).
  • Robert Bickers - 'Getting Stuck In For Shanghai' 9 May 2014 Congratulations to Robert Bickers for the appearance of his new book, 'Getting Stuck In For Shanghai', published as a smart paperback by Penguin.
  • In April... 1 May 2014 Our third year students completed writing their undergraduate dissertations on the usual unbelievably diverse range of topics!
  • In March... 4 April 2014 Kenneth Austin delivered a paper entitled 'Fear and (Self-)Loathing: Expressions of Religious Anxiety in Early Modern England' at the Mapping Metaphor, at the University of Glasgow on 28 March.
  • Wired article covers Historical Studies REACT projects 19 March 2014 An article in Wired magazine discusses current REACT projects, two of which include collaborations with members of the Department of History.
  • In February... 9 March 2014 We interviewed and appointed four new colleagues to join us teaching our students in October. They bring a host of new research and teaching specialisms: from 17th c. political cultures to the birth of 20th c. humanitarianism; from port cities in South East Asia to the politics of water in India and Pakistan.
  • Historical Studies REACT projects 4 March 2014 We are delighted that colleagues in the department are involved in two of the six REACT projects to receive funding in the latest round.  Victoria Bates and Andy Flack will work on projects that explore the potential of story-telling across distance and allow for personal curation of museum objects.
  • In January… 4 February 2014 Some of our PhD students have been busy making final plans for the 20th anniversary University of Bristol Centre for Medieval Studies Medieval Postgraduate Conference next month (21-22 February) which is partly sponsored by the department.
  • Richard Jobson publishes article in Independent on Sunday 4 February 2014 Teaching fellow in the department (and a former PhD student of the department), Richard Jobson, has published an article in the Independent on Sunday based on his research into the Labour Party
  • Centre for Medieval Studies postgraduate conference 20 January 2014 The University of Bristol Centre for Medieval Studies Medieval Postgraduate Conference takes place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February 2014.
  • In December... 14 January 2014 We had our first Post-Offer Visit Day and so a chance to meet the first group of potential new students who will be joining us in September 2014.
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