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History news archive 2013

PhD funding: application deadline 9 Jan

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UK/EU PhD students in History are invited to apply for AHRC-funded studentships through the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.
Date:
29/11/2013

Nottingham's Dr Rob Lambert in conversation with Chris Packham and Bill Oddie

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Dr Rob Lambert and Special Professor Stephen Moss 'In Conversation' with Chris Packham and Bill Oddie at Stamford Arts Centre on evening of Thursday 14 November 2013.
Date:
06/11/2013

Alumni student wins British Commission for Maritime History prize

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The Department of History is delighted to announce that former student Peter Thomason has been awarded a British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH) prize. This recognised the research he had carried out for his level three dissertation.
Date:
14/10/2013

Dr Robert Lambert features in new landmark BBC1 wildlife series which urges us all to protect British nature

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Dr Rob Lambert, an environmental historian in the Department of History, featured in a major new wildlife series on BBC1 this August called Britain's Big Wildlife Revival.
Date:
22/08/2013

History launches new print credit scheme

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The Department of History offer a new print credit scheme for our incoming undergraduate students in 2013/14.
Date:
06/08/2013

Echoes of slavery...the stately home connection

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Echoes of slavery... the stately home connection. University of Nottingham and English Heritage joining together to recognise connections of slavery.
Date:
02/08/2013

History student presented Focus on Nature Award

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University of Nottingham student Zoe Moulton wins award that recognises her outstanding contribution to the growing discipline of Environmental History. The prize has been funded thanks to the kind support of A Focus on Nature, a network for Young Nature Conservationists.
Date:
12/07/2013

History volunteers support local community group

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Community volunteering project. The Universtiy of Nottingham and Blue Mountain Women's Enterprise
Date:
02/07/2013

History secure funding to support four feasability studies

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The Department of History has secured more than £55,000 to support four feasibility studies. These are funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's (AHRC), Creative Economy Knowledge Exchange (CEKE) fund, through the project 'Assets, Archives and Audiences', headed by Professor Steve Benford (Computer Science).
Date:
12/06/2013

New Centre for Political Ideologies

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Announcement of the inaugural event of our new Centre for Political Ideologies, which will be co-Directed by Professor Freeden, Dr Mathew Humphrey (SPIR) and Professor Maiken Umbach (Department of History).
Date:
10/06/2013

Success for History volunteering project

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The school's volunteering project, has proven to be a great success this year for all involved. Run in partnership with the History Society, Lisa Owen from Community Partnerships and Cascade, the project attracted 48 student volunteers who got involved in organising and running History sessions for children in 13 primary and secondary schools across Nottingham.
Date:
29/05/2013

Successful First Year of Ningbo Mentoring Module

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This year, for the first time, the Department of History offered a Nottingham Advantage Award (NAA) module which focused on mentoring Ningbo students. Over the last few years, the Department has run a successful mentoring programme for students who arrive in Nottingham from the Ningbo campus.
Date:
15/05/2013

Dr Sascha Auerbach's book recently published

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Sascha Auerbach, a lecturer in the University of Nottingham's Department of History examines the historical evolution of Chinese communities in early twentieth-century Britain and their significance in the development of race as a category in British law, politics, and culture.
Date:
09/04/2013

Associate professor features on front page news article of Tokyo Shinbun

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Together with two co-translators (one, Julie Carpenter pictured on the left), I appeared in the leading article on the front page of the Tokyo Shinbun newspaper on 14 January 2013 (a leading Tokyo newspaper). This announced the publication of the English translation of the famous Japanese historian Shiba Ryotaro's multi-volume Saka no Ue no Kumo under the title Clouds Above the Hill.
Date:
05/04/2013

Dr Andrew Cobbing to feature on BBC Radio 4 - Thursday April

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On Thursday 4 April, associate professor at The University of Nottingham Dr Andrew Cobbing will be talking with two other discussants on Melvyn Bragg's 'In Our Time' programme on BBC Radio 4. Richard Bowring and Rebekah Clements from Cambridge will join Andrew to deliberate the topic: Is 'Sakoku' - Japan's self-imposed seclusion under Tokugawa rule. To hear the programme tune in at 9:00am Thursday 4 April.
Date:
03/04/2013

Marie Curie Career Integration Grant aids weather pattern research

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The Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (CIG) is a highly competitive European award to help scholars move countries in pursuit of their research projects. Conor Kostick, who is currently here from Dublin as a Nottingham Advanced Research Fellow, recently won the maximum CIG award of €100,000. Conor hopes to resolve major questions about patterns of weather extremes and societal stress by looking at the historical evidence from 400 - 1000 CE.
Date:
26/03/2013

John Carter Brown Library Fellowship granted to Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty

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Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty has been granted a short-term fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library (Providence, Rhode Island, USA).
Date:
22/03/2013

Associate Professor Ross Balzaretti's book to be published by Bloomsbury

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Ross Balzaretti's book on Dark Age Liguria is to be published on the 28th March by Bloomsbury. It is the first book in any language that looks at the transition from the Roman Empire to early Middle Ages - from an unaccustomed, regional perspective.
Date:
22/03/2013

British Academy/Leverhulme grant awarded to Karen Adler

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British Academy/Leverhulme grant for her project France in Germany: A Social and Cultural History of Occupation after 1945.
Date:
20/03/2013
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