Society awards seven Jinty Nelson Teaching Fellowships, 2023-24

21 September 2023

The Royal Historical Society is pleased to announce the recipients of its inaugural series of Jinty Nelson Teaching Fellowships for 2023-24. The Fellowships aim to help historians introduce new approaches to their teaching, or to undertake a defined study of an aspect of history teaching in UK Higher Education.

The Jinty Nelson Teaching Fellowships are named after Dame Jinty Nelson FBA, President of the Society between 2001 and 2005. Fellowships replace the Society’s previous Jinty Nelson Teaching Prize in a new and expanded funding programme for History teaching at undergraduate and Masters’ levels.

RHS Jinty Nelson Teaching Fellows in the academic year 2023-24:

  • Natalya Cherynshova (Queen Mary, University of London) for her project to translate 20th-century Ukrainian and Belarussian primary source materials for undergraduate teaching.
  • Liesbeth Corens and Jenny Bangham (QMUL) for ‘Histories of Disability Toolkit’.
  • David Geiringer (QMUL) for ‘Placing Migrant Histories Centre Stage’.
  • Laura Harrison, Martin Simpson, Rose Wallis, Mark Reeves and Ian Brooks (University of the West of England) to develop a new history course to support teaching in computing and sustainability.
  • Amy King (University of Bristol) for ‘The F-Word: Understanding European Fascism Then and Now’.
  • Karen Smyth (University of East Anglia) for ‘Paston Footprints Heritage Trails’.
  • David Stack (University of Reading) for ‘Promoting Wellbeing Through History Teaching’.

The Society will provide updates on each of these projects as they come to fruition in the academic year 2023-24. The call for the Fellowships, 2024-25 will be made next year.

For more on the Society’s Research Funding programme and current open calls, please see here.