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Art and society in eighteenth-century Britain

Immerse yourself in the art world of 18th century Britain in this week-long summer school focused on the period of the Enlightenment. Book now: https://bit.ly/38q4Eyn

20 – 24 July 2020,  Burlington House, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, London W1J 0BD

This course is a comprehensive look at the art of the 18th century, focusing on the art and architecture of the time and the ideas of the behind Enlightenment period. We’ll then go on to explore the society and culture of the time through scientific breakthroughs and the work of thinkers and writers such as Hume, Kant, Rousseau, Smith and Voltaire.You’ll delve into British art, including William Hogarth and the founding of the RA in 1768, as well as consider it’s international influences such as the Grand Tour and the great European art movements of the period: Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classical and Romanticism.

The week is comprised of a schedule of talks, seminars and discussions based at the Royal Academy’s iconic 18th-century home, Burlington House, and will include access to many of London’s greatest art collections. The course is led by a broad range of experts and speakers and encourages a collaborative and discursive environment.After completing the course, you’ll have a strong understanding of both the art and the culture of the 18th century, and the lasting impact that the Age of Enlightenment had on future generations of artists’ and their works.

£1,800. Includes all materials, light refreshments each day and drinks receptions throughout the week.

Minimum age 18. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact academic.programmes@royalacademy.org.uk.

Book now: https://bit.ly/38q4Eyn

 

London International Palaeography Summer School

The London International Palaeography Summer School (LIPSS) at the Institute of English Studies, University of London is now accepting applications for its summer programme. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until a course is full.Running from 8-12 June 2020, LIPSS is a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies. Courses range from a half to two days duration and are given by experts in their respective fields from a wide range of institutions.Please see the full list of 2020 courses and tutors below:

Monday 8 June

  • Introduction to Latin Palaeography (Dr Marigold Norbye)
  • Introduction to Palaeography Of Early Medieval England (Dr Debby Banham)
  • Introduction to Arabic Scientific Manuscripts (Dr Bink Hallum)
  • Italian Palaeography I: The Book in Italy (400 A.D. – 1400 A.D.) (Dr Matilde Malaspina)
  • Reading and Editing Renaissance English Manuscripts (Dr Chris Stamatakis)
  • Introduction to Codicology (Dr James Freeman)

Tuesday 9 June

  • Intermediate Latin Palaeography (Dr Marigold Norbye)
  • Insular Caroline Scripts (Dr Colleen Curran)
  • Middle English Palaeography (Professor Anthony Edwards)
  • Italian Palaeography II: The Development of Informal Cursive Hands (1200AD-1550) (Dr Laura Nuvoloni)
  • Introduction to English Palaeography 1500-1900 (Mr Christopher Whittick)
  • Introduction to Cataloguing Medieval Manuscripts (Dr James Freeman)

Wednesday 10 June

  • Editing from Manuscripts (Dr Daniel Hadas) (half-day am)
  • Transcribing and Editing Manuscripts: Palaeography after 1700 (Dr Wim Van Mierlo) (half-day pm)
  • Women Patrons, Scribes, and Makers of Medieval Mannuscripts. MSS (Professor Clare Lees)
  • German Palaeography (Dr Dorothea McEwan and Dr Claudia Wedepohl)
  • Italian Palaeography III: The Humanistic Reform and the Italian Book in Vernacular (1300AD-1550AD) (Dr Laura Nuvoloni and Dr Matilde Malaspina)
  • English Palaeography: Records of Criminal Justice 1650-1800 (Mr Christopher Whittick)
  • Codicology and Cataloguing: A Hands-on Workshop (Dr James Freeman and Mr Peter Kidd)

Thursday 11 June

  • Introduction to Greek Palaeography I (Dr Laura Franco)
  • The Book of Kells and its Contemporaries (Dr Carol Farr)
  • Liturgical and Devotional Manuscripts I (Dr Jenny Stratford and Dr Rowan Watson)
  • Medieval Philosophical and Scientific Manuscripts (Dr Anna Somfai)
  • Probate Records and the Historian, 1500-1858 (Mr Christopher Whittick)
  • How Manuscripts Were Made (Ms Patricia Lovett)

Friday 12 June

  • Introduction to Greek Palaeography II (Dr Laura Franco)
  • Bilingual Manuscripts in England, c.950-1200 (Dr Francisco J. Alvarez)
  • Cognitive Elements of Medieval Manuscript Layouts (Dr Anna Somfai)
  • The Development of Penflourishing (Dr Cynthia Johnston and Dr Lynda Dennison)
  • Early Modern English Palaeography 1500-1700 (Dr Nigel Ramsay)
  • Illumination Masterclass (Ms Patricia Lovett)
  • Liturgical and Devotional Manuscripts II (Dr Jenny Stratford and Dr Rowan Watson)

Courses fees range from Half-Day fees of £50 (standard) and £45 (student), to Five-Day fees of £450 (standard) and £400 (student).

The full breakdown of fees, application form and further information can be found at the LIPSS homepage or through the link https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/study-weeks/london-international-palaeography-summer-school

Questions can be directed to iesevents@sas.ac.uk.

 

PhD-scholarship in postwar British political history

The Gerda Henkel Foundation funds three PhD-scholarships in the political history of post-war Europe as part of the research project The Voice of the People. Popular expectations of democracy in post-war Europe, c. 1945-1980s.

On behalf of the Foundation, the project team is looking for a highly motivated and talented PhD candidate in post-war British political history. You will be part of a research team of three PhD candidates investigating and comparing the articulation and mediatisation of popular expectations of democracy in three Western European countries – Britain, West Germany and the Netherlands – roughly between the end of the Second World War and the early 1980s. The Voice of the People combines an interest in both the actual perceptions and expectations of politics voiced by citizens and the various practices through which their voices were rendered legible and brought in the public sphere. This means that the role played by, inter alia, journalists, pollsters and broadcasters in mediating and co-constructing the ‘voice of the people’ will also be part of the investigation. The project is led by Dr. Harm Kaal (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands).

At Radboud University you will be granted the status of external PhD candidate at the Graduate School for the Humanities. You will not be employed by Radboud University. You are not expected to take residence in or near Nijmegen for the whole duration of the project. Your task will be to conduct research and to complete a PhD thesis in a timely fashion. Your PhD thesis will be submitted and defended at Radboud University. You will furthermore participate in conferences, workshops and other scholarly activities, write scientific articles, and collaborate with societal partners.

Supervision

The PhD-candidate working on the British subproject will be supervised by Professor Adrian Bingham (University of Sheffield), Professor Wim van Meurs (Radboud University), and Dr Harm Kaal (Radboud University).

Requirements

Candidates for this PhD scholarship:

  • Have successfully completed an MA in History or a related field relevant to the PhD project.
  • Have demonstrable expertise about the political history of post-war Britain, West Germany or The Netherlands.
  • Meet high academic standards, as demonstrated by grade transcripts and CV.
  • Are proficient in English
  • Have demonstrable strong affinity with scientific research and excellent academic writing skills.
  • Are able to work collaboratively in an international research team.

Funding

  • You will receive a PhD scholarship of € 1,600 per month, directly funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, for an initial period of 12 months. If so recommended by your supervisors, the scholarship will be extended annually, for a total maximum duration of three years.
  • Additional financial support (€ 400 per month) for conducting research abroad is available for a limited number of months.
  • As an external PhD candidate of the Graduate School for the Humanities at Radboud University you will also receive a number of perquisites, including funding for conference visits, printing costs of the PhD thesis and costs of the PhD thesis, and costs related to the public defense of the thesis.

Application

Please address your application to Dr Harm Kaal and submit it via email to: thevoice@gerda-henkel-stiftung.de. The submission deadline is 23 March 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

Your application should include the following attachments:• A motivational letter in which you clarify your motivation for and interest in one of the three subprojects and describe your competencies.• An outline of your ideas for the subproject (max. 1,000 words, excluding bibliography).• CV including a list of publications and other relevant research output.• Certified copies of your degrees.• Proof of your academic writing skills such as a chapter from your Master’s thesis or an academic paper.• The names and contact details of two referees

More information

For more information about these scholarships, see the project website or get in touch with:Dr Harm KaalTel.: +31 24 3612921Email: h.kaal@let.ru.nl

 

Society for the Study of Labour History (SSLH) BA/Masters Dissertation Bursary

The SSLH BA/Masters Dissertation Bursary is designed to support archival and library research that will contribute to a dissertation on a labour history topic up to a maximum of £500. Bursary holders must either be in the final year of an undergraduate degree or undertaking a taught Masters degree. They must be a registered student at a university in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. If successful, students will be expected to join the SSLH (£15.90) – the cost of doing are included in bursary.

If you are a student studying a labour history topic for your dissertation, please see the website below for further details on how to apply for the bursary. If you are supervising students carrying out research in labour history, please pass on details of the bursary scheme.

The application form and further information can be found here: http://sslh.org.uk/conference-attendance-bursary-individual

 

Delmas Foundation Grants for Venetian Research for Individual Scholars – British and Commonwealth

http://delmas.org/grants/venetian-program-grants/venetian-research-program-british-commonwealth/

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation – British and Commonwealth Committee – announces its programme of grants for study based on travel to and research in Venice and the Veneto and other territories of the former Venetian Republic. Grants will be awarded for historical research on Venice and its empire, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Applicants from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible for areas of study including, but not limited to: anthropology; archaeology; architecture; art; bibliography; economics; history; history of science; law; literature; music; political thought; religion; theatre; film and television. Applications for research on environment and conservation are welcome. Other relevant research interests will be considered. The application deadline for the British and Commonwealth Programme is 1st May 2020.

 

Historical Pageants Day

Historical pageants were a widespread form of popular entertainment in early twentieth-century Britain. Presenting large-scale theatrical re-creations of scenes from local and national history, they brought the past to life as never before. Thousands of people performed in these vivid extravaganzas of music, dance and drama, and tens of thousands more watched them. Yet pageants are largely forgotten today.In support of our exhibition Pageant Fever! Historical Pageants and the British past, running at Cecil Sharp House from January 29, we are pleased to present a day of talks, exhibitions and performances of historical pageantry from local history organisations, museums, theatre groups, musicians and dancers.

This will be followed by a separate evening event featuring exciting scenes, music and dance from selected pageants, some of which have not been staged for many decades.

21 March 2020, 11am – 5.30pm

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road London

This event is free: no booking required! For further details see https://www.cecilsharphouse.org/floor-spot/interviews/21-shared/shared-events/6567-historical-pageants-day

 

Journal of Legal History conference funding

The Journal of Legal History is offering funding of £5000 to support a conference on any area of British or European legal history.

The call for applications ends on 31 March 2020. Successful applicants are asked to offer the right of first refusal for publication of any papers arising from the conference in the journal, whose remit is broadly defined as  ‘the development of the common law, both in the British Isles and overseas, on the history of the laws of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and on Roman law and the European legal tradition.’

Further information can be found on the website of the publishers of the journal: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/flgh-call-for-funding-proposals/?utm_source=TFO&utm_medium=cms&utm_campaign=JOJ11610

 

“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy

After decades of campaigning by nurses, the Nurses Registration Act was finally passed in December 1919. It marked the recognition of nursing as a profession. But registration was not without controversy. Different nursing organisations clashed over stridently opposed ideas. Meanwhile, “anti-registration” views remained strong. The College of Nursing called for its members to get involved in politics by demanding: “wake up slackers”!

This exhibition commemorates 100 years of nursing registration in the UK by delving into the heated arguments that characterised the registration debate. Antagonistic and often entertaining, the theme also encourages us to reflect on the future of nursing. Is a nurse born or made, Edwardian campaigners wondered. How do we teach or examine care? And is compassion an innate trait or something that can be taught?

17 October 2019 – 20 March 2020

9am – 7pm

RCN Library and Heritage Centre, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN

 

RHS Leaflet

A leaflet giving an overview of our activities and information about how to join the RHS is available on request. If you would like to distribute copies of the leaflet at your institution (or elsewhere) please contact:

Dr Sue Carr
Executive Secretary
s.carr@royalhistsoc.org

You may also download the Leaflet and use for electronic circulation:

RHS Leaflet

RHS Leaflet accreditation.