CFP – Why Public History?

 In Autumn 2017 the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast is launching its new Centre for Public History. An interdisciplinary initiative, the Centre aims to provide a broad approach to the multi-faceted method of public history – in theory, application, and critique. This inaugural annual conference begins that task by seeking to assess the current state of the discipline. It asks a simple but vital question: in an age of ‘fake news’, ‘history wars’, and ‘impact agendas’, what role do scholars and practitioners have in shaping the relationship between the public and the place of the past?

 

The conference on 7th and 8th December 2017 will feature the annual Keith Jeffery Memorial Lecture, to be delivered this year by Professor Jock Phillips. Reflective keynote lectures will also be given by Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham University)and Professor Peter Mandler (University of Cambridge)

Bursaries: A limited number of bursaries of £300, covering the conference fee, travel, and accommodation, are available for postgraduate and ECR (within three years of PhD) who are delivering a paper. Anyone seeking to avail of this should indicate when emailing their abstract.

 

For more information and possible themes click here

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AT THE WORTH LIBRARY, DUBLIN

The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, is offering two research fellowships (duration one month each), to be held in 2017, to encourage research relevant to its collections.

The collection is particularly strong in three areas: early modern medicine, early modern history of science and, given that Worth was a connoisseur book collector interested in fine bindings and rare printing, the History of the Book. Research does not, however, have to be restricted to these three key areas.

The closing date is Monday 3 April 2017

 

Scientific Instrument Society Grants

March 1st deadline for next round of SIS grants.

The Scientific Instrument Society awards small research grants up to £500.  The grants are intended to support new research into the history of scientific instruments based on archival materials and/or museum collections. Grants may be used to cover any reasonable costs of research including travel and photography.

RDS Library & Archives Research Bursary Award

The RDS Library & Archives awards a research bursary annually to conduct a research project in the RDS Archives. In 2017 the bursary will focus on the RDS Science archive.
The RDS Library & Archives seeks expressions of interest from postgraduate researchers to complete a research study on a topic of interest within the RDS Science Archive. The successful candidate will be awarded a research bursary of €10,000. As part of the bursary the recipient must complete a research paper for presentation at a conference on the history of science in Ireland to be held at the RDS in 2017. The research paper must also be submitted for publication in an appropriate academic journal.
Full details are available on www.rds.ie/librarybursary and any queries can be directed to  senan.healy@rds.ie or Natasha Serne, Collections Librarian, Natasha.serne@rds.ie
The closing date is Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Wellcome Seed awards in humanities and social science

 

Seed Awards help researchers develop compelling and innovative ideas that may go on to form part of larger grant applications.

Level of funding:

£25,000 to £50,000

Duration of funding:

6 to 12 months

Eligibility

You can apply for a Seed Award as an individual or as part of a group. You must have a PhD or the equivalent professional experience.

You must be based at an eligible host organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country (although collaborators can be based elsewhere).

Go to the World Bank website to see a list of low- and middle-income countries.

Who can’t apply

You can’t apply if you:

  • currently hold a Seed Award (although you can apply for more in the future)
  • have another Wellcome Trust award, with two or more years remaining, or 18 months if it’s a fellowship
  • are currently undertaking a Master’s or a PhD
  • want support for an existing, rather than a new, research project
  • have a discrete project, with no follow-on plans.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for proposals that aim to develop new approaches or collaborations in the humanities and social sciences and enrich our understanding of human and animal health. Activities can include:

  • pilot and scoping studies
  • planning sessions
  • meetings of collaborative networks.

We encourage applications for interdisciplinary research across our Humanities and Social Science, Science, and Innovations funding.

 Full application deadline

  • 27 September 2016 (was 5 August 2016)

For More Information Please visit the Wellcome Trust Seed Awards Website

 

BSHS Master’s Bursaries Available

The BSHS is very pleased to announce a competition for up to 4 bursaries of £4,000 each to support students taking a master’s degree in the history of science, technology or medicine. This round of awards will be available to those who have been accepted on a master’s programme for the academic year 2015-16.

  • Applicants must have a confirmed place on a master’s programme in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.
  • Those studying for research-based master’s degrees are eligible to apply, but not PhD students nominally registered for MPhil (or similar) provisionally pending upgrade to PhD registration.
  • There is no nationality requirement for applicants. There is no age limit.
  • Non-members of the Society are welcome to apply.

Applications should be made using the form provided (see below), and should include a financial statement indicating what other funding has been sought or received. Those who have been given full studentships from other funding sources will not be eligible for these bursaries. All application materials should be sent as either word or PDF files by e-mail to the Executive Secretary at office@bshs.org.uk with the subject ‘master’s bursaries’. The deadline is 30 June 2015. The applicant should ask two referees to send their supporting statements directly to the Executive Secretary, using the forms provided, to office@bshs.org.uk.

Applications will be considered by members of the Society’s Grants Committee, and other experts as appropriate. No interviews will be held. Applicants will be notified by the end of July. Details of successful applicants may be published in the Society’s newsletter Viewpoint where appropriate.

In addition to the bursary, the successful applicants will receive a year’s free membership of the BSHS and a free registration at the BSHS postgraduate conference in January. Grants will be paid by cheque or bank transfer at the start of the agreed award period. Grants not taken up within six months will be cancelled. Bursary recipients must notify the Society if their situation changes; a portion of the bursary may be reclaimed if the course is not completed. Bursary recipients must submit a brief report at the end of their award period. They should acknowledge the support of the Society in any publications or conference presentations which may arise from their work for the master’s degree.

See the application form below

BSHS-Masters-Bursary-Form-400012

Click on the link for the British Society for the History of Science website