Society awards four PhD Fellowships for 2023-24

10 October 2023

The Royal Historical Society is pleased to announce the award of its Centenary and Marshall PhD Fellowships for 2023-24 to four postgraduate historians currently completing their dissertations at universities in the UK and Ireland.

The Fellowships, held at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), run for 6-months and enable holders to develop their research career.  

This year’s Centenary Fellows are Clare V. Church and John Marshall.

  • Clare is completing her PhD at Aberystwyth University where her research focuses on the cultural representations of women celebrities, and their subsequent influence on gender roles and national morale in the UK, US, and France during the Second World War.
  • John’s doctoral research at Trinity College Dublin considers transnational lordship and politics in thirteenth-century Britain and Ireland, specifically focusing on the Marshal earls of Pembroke and lords of Leinster. 

This year’s Marshall Fellows are Stefano Nicastro and Helena Neimann Erikstrup.

  • Stefano’s research at the University of Edinburgh examines cross-cultural and trans-regional interactions in the Mediterranean during the later Middle Ages. 
  • Helena’s thesis, at the University of Oxford, explores visual representations of race and ecology made in Martinique in the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. 

Further information on the work of the Society’s Centenary and Marshall Fellows, 2023-24 is available here.  

RHS Marshall Fellowships are supported by the generosity of Professor Peter Marshall FBA, President of the Royal Historical Society from 1996 to 2000. 

The call for Centenary and Marshall Fellowships for 2024-25 will open in Spring 2024.