In an exciting new venture, Professor Chris Read, Dr Tim Lockley and Dr Sarah Richardson have been appointed as editors of the Modern History Review. The magazine is published by Philip Allan for Hodder Education and is aimed at sixth-form students helping them to learn more, gain deeper subject knowledge and the skills to study independently, to get the grade they're really looking for. The Warwick team view this as an opportunity to bring current cutting-edge research directly to A level students in an accessible format. The first issue has just been published and has articles on the origins of the First World War, on the Cold War and on Gladstone and Disraeli.
Launch of a Website Dedicated to the World University Service Scholarship Programme for Chilean Academic Refugees
We are very interested in receiving testimonies from both Chilean former award holders and also from British NGO workers, activists and academics who were involved with the Chilean exile experience so that this site can become an ever expanding testimony to a unique moment in recent Chilean and British history. We are linked to the Museum of Memory in Santiago, Chile. The Modern Record Centre at the University has also collected a valuable resource of documents relating to the World University Service programme which is open to scholars.
RHS Martin Lynn Scholarship awarded to George Roberts
The Royal Historical Society has awarded its 2013 Martin Lynn Scholarship to first-year doctoral student George Roberts. This is a highly prestigious and very competitive award, open to students working in the field of African History, which will be used to support George's PhD research on the Cold War in post-independence Dar es Salaam.
George's project is supervised by Professors David Anderson and Daniel Branch. Details are contained in his e-portfolio.
The Royal Historical Society's Rees Davies Prize for 2013 has been awarded to Mara Gregory (MA in History of Medicine 2012-13) for her dissertation ‘“Beamed Directly to the Children”: School Broadcasting and Sex Education in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s’. The dissertation was supervised by Dr Mathew Thomson.
Judges’ citation: This highly accomplished thesis analyses the production, content and reception of sex education broadcasts by the BBC during the 1960s and 1970s. The author explores these programmes and the controversy they generated as a lens onto wider social debates about sexual behaviour, the ‘permissive society’ and ideas about childhood...
The Centre’s first formal conference, Napoleon’s Last Stand: 100 Days in 100 Objects, was held on July 1st 2014 and exemplifies the Centre’s aspirations. There were twenty-six papers in the course of the day, from specialists in French, English, Italian and German studies; historians, political scientists, and musicologists; contributors from North America, France, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Spain and from all over Britain; and with discussions of everything from military planning and organisation, domestic diaries and letters, women pamphleteers in Belgium, romantic poetry and painting, millenarian prophecy, Egyptian national anxieties, popular catechisms in Germany, local elections and national plebiscites in France, the battle of Waterloo, and English, French, Dutch, Spanish and Russian caricature. Moreover, the day concluded with a concert of English, French and German songs relating to the 100 Days and the battle of Waterloo, and a performance of scenes from a play written by a British soldier in captivity in France during the 100 days. Cross-national, interdisciplinary, innovative, and bringing together a wide audience of scholars, the event was an auspicious start to the Centre’s activities. The papers from the conference will form the basis for the web-exhibition that will be launched in January 2015and will trace the events of the 100 days and worldwide reactions to them over the subsequent six months.
For more details of the European History Research Centre and its activities, please see the EHRC website.
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