Funded Book Workshops, for mid-career historians, 2024-25 – Call now open

12 June 2024

The Society now invites applications for its Funded Book Workshops programme, 2024-25. Funded Book Workshops support historians currently writing their second or third monograph to bring together up to six specialist readers for a day to discuss a manuscript in detail, prior to its completion and submission to a publisher.

Established in 2023, Workshops support mid-career historians in the writing and development of a monograph. The Society looks to make two awards for the next round of Workshops to be held in the academic year 2024-25.

Each award provides up to £2000 to an author to host a day-long book workshop to consider a project and monograph text in detail. Funds may be spent to invite up to six scholars (based in the UK or European Union) to attend the workshop, and is intended to cover travel, hospitality and overnight accommodation where required. Where convenient, the Society welcomes applications to hold workshops at its office at University College London.

Further information on the programme is available here.

The closing date for applications for this round is Friday 9 August 2024 and we seek to inform successful applicants by late September.

Applications for this current round of Funded Book Workshops may be made vis the Society’s application platform.

In its first year, Workshops were awarded in 2023-24 to:

  • Jennifer Aston (Northumbria University) for her project: ‘For Wives Alone’: Deserted Wives and Economic Divorce in Nineteenth Century England and Wales
  • Tim Grady (University of Chester) for his project: ‘The Unwelcome Gravediggers’: War, Memory and the Unmaking of British-German Relations

Questions relating to this call may be sent to

Details of other Research Funding opportunities from the Society are available here.