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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
Full application deadline
27 September 2016 (was 5 August 2016)
For More Information Please visit the Wellcome Trust Seed Awards Website