There were wonderful entries in all categories, displaying the diversity and creativity of historians across the country engaging with public audiences. Ahead of our Public History Symposium this week in Birmingham , you can read about some of the amazing projects that won awards and received commendations. It featured the remarkable first-hand testimonies of British Asians and Colonial British across the UK, who lived through one of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. Around a million people are estimated to have been killed, tens of thousands of women raped and abducted. Many who lived through this period kept their silence for 70 years, such was their trauma.
Robert Bud | The Science Museum - girl-with-a-pearl-earring.info
It was a big decision for me to give up work and fulfil a long-held ambition to attend university and I am grateful for the encouragement and support of the lecturers teaching on the Scottish History course. I found a wealth of primary source material about Inverness District Lunatic Asylum in the form of admission registers, casebooks and administrative and inspection reports. They argued that particular factors caused or exacerbated mental illness and disability in these remote areas. Extreme poverty, genetic weakness, superstitious beliefs and difficulties in treating Gaelic speakers were some of the concerns raised. I found that, although practices in the asylum were shaped significantly by broader social, political and medical contexts, perceptions of racial and cultural difference also influenced diagnosis and treatment.
Parish Memorial Fund are pleased to announce their annual student dissertation prize for the best pieces of work on American nineteenth century history. The prize will be awarded for the best dissertation up to 15, words by a currently registered undergraduate UG or taught postgraduate student PGT , or by a person who received his or her undergraduate or taught postgraduate degree in , at a university or equivalent institution in the UK. The word limits exclude footnotes and bibliography. The work should offer some originality, either in its research or approach or argument, relating to the history of the United States between roughly and Candidates should email an electronic copy of their dissertation to becky.
The winner will also be invited to present their work at the annual Practising Historical Geography conference in November. Departments should not submit more than one dissertation for consideration. Only dissertations submitted during the current academic year by students enrolled in a geography degree programme at a university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland will be considered. Submissions, in the form of a PDF, should be sent to the Dissertation Prize Coordinator — though physical copies can be sent by special arrangement. We will need an email address for the student that will remain valid after the end of the academic year.