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See Dr Anna Hájková on Who Do You Think You Are?

Tune in to hear Dr Anna Hájková talking to Ruby Wax about her Holocaust family history on 14th September on Who Do You Think you Are?

Mon 04 September 2017, 14:56

Finn Halligan awarded BCMH Dissertation Prize



The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH) awards a small number of prizes each year for undergraduate dissertations in the broad field of maritime history. The Commission’s aims are to encourage students to pursue maritime questions in their final year research, and to reward the best of that work. Subjects eligible for consideration reflect the Commission’s view of maritime history as a wide-ranging discipline. It includes topics such as shipping, seafaring, ports, seapower, maritime labour, coastal communities, trade, exploration, shipbuilding, navigation, and fishing, and embraces a wide range of political, economic, social, technological and cultural approaches.

Finn Halligan, undergraduate final-year History student in 2016/17, has been awarded one of the prizes for his dissertation "‘[N]othing can be more uninteresting’: The Social and Cultural Contexts of Navigational Instruments and their Development between c.1600 and c.1800", arising from his Special Subject module "Treasure Fleets of the Eastern Oceans: China, India and the West 1601-1833".


Mon 18 September 2017, 10:27 | Tags: Award, Undergraduate

British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the Department of History

The British Academy has opened the BA Post-Doctoral Fellowship scheme for applications this year.

Details are available at:

Thu 24 August 2017, 13:53 | Tags: Postdoctoral Announcement

Read all about how graduation went!

Our blogger Matt graduated on Monday. Take a look at how his day went - congratulations Matt! 👨‍🎓👏

Wed 19 July 2017, 15:34

Dr Fred Reid and Mrs Etta Reid to each receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters

Dr Fred Reid, former Head of the History Department, and Mrs Etta Reid will each receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) in our graduation ceremonies next week, for decades of charity work helping local blind and partially sighted people in Kenilworth and the local area. For more information, please see the Leamington Observer article.



Thu 13 July 2017, 18:18 | Tags: Award

Summer 2017 Graduation is nearly upon us!

Congratulations to all graduating this year! 


Summer Graduation Congregation 2017: Monday 17th July


Don’t forget to join us at the History and CAS Graduation Ceremony reception, 12.30pm in the Chancellors Suite, Rootes Building. Family and graduation guests are welcome to attend this reception also.


For further information on the Graduation Reception please contact Jean Noonan (E-mail:


For further information on the format of the day please see the below link:


Fri 07 July 2017, 09:47

Dr George Roberts appointed as Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College Cambridge

The Department is pleased to announce that George Roberts will be starting a four-year Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge this July. George first joined the History Department at Warwick as a PhD student in 2013, studying under the supervision of Professor David Anderson and Professor Daniel Branch. He defended his thesis, ‘Politics, decolonisation, and the Cold War in Dar es Salaam’, last September. Since then, he has since been working as a Teaching Fellow in Modern African History. In Cambridge, George is aiming to revise his thesis for publication as a monograph, and to begin a new project on the history of Marxism in Eastern Africa.

Wed 05 July 2017, 10:49 | Tags: Postdoctoral Research Announcement

Teaching Fellow in African History


The Department of History seeks to appoint a full-time Teaching Fellow in African History for the next three academic years. In 2017/18, you will give lectures and take seminars on the first-year undergraduate module ‘Politics and Society in Africa from 1800.’ You will also take seminars on other undergraduate modules as required for a total of nine seminar groups of approximately fourteen students per group. Exact teaching responsibilities will be reviewed at the end of each academic year and adjusted if necessary. You will also teach occasional lectures for other undergraduate modules and contributed to postgraduate teaching as required by the Head of Department and as appropriate to subject knowledge.

Further information relating to this post including how to apply coan be found here. The closing date for applications is 2nd July 2017.

Fri 16 June 2017, 15:29

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