Monthly Archives: March 2022

Past & Present Author Wins the 2021 Alice Hamilton Prize

by the Past & Present editorial team Past & Present was delighted to learnt that Dr. Tamara Fernando (Institute of Historical Research, University of London) has been awarded the 2021 Alice Hamilton Prize by the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH). Dr. Tamara Fernando is a current Past & Present IHR Postdoctoral Fellow (2021-23). The award is for Dr. Fernando’s article “Seeing Like the Sea: A Multispecies History of the Ceylon Pearl Fishery, 1800-1925” (Past & Present, No. 254). Awarded annually, the Alice Hamilton Prize is given by the ASEH to what is considered the “best article” that has not been published in the journal Environmental History. Congradulations to Dr. Fernando on their research being recognised in this manner. If you would like to read Dr. Fernando’s prize winning research you can do so (Open Access) on the website of our publisher Oxford University Press.

Ukrainian Scholars at Risk: History & Slavonic and East European Studies

by the Past & Present Society, Royal History Society and British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies Fellowships and fundraising The Royal Historical Society (RHS), British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) and the Past and Present Society (P&P) are offering funding towards three short-term fellowships (minimum 3 months) at higher education institutions in the UK, European Union or elsewhere in continental Europe to provide a place of academic refuge for three scholars from Ukraine. The RHS and BASEES are also fundraising to provide additional fellowships. About the fellowship scheme Each grant is worth £5,000 (€6,000) to the Fellow and must be matched by equivalent funds AND/ OR in-kind assistance from the host institution (for example, travel, accommodation, meals, office space and IT support, plus insurance) of a financial sum equivalent to the £5,000 (€6,000) grant for a minimum duration of three months, to begin as soon as possible. To best support Ukrainian scholars at risk, we also welcome applications from host institutions willing to offer more than match-funding, whether as a financial sum or in-kind assistance. Two grants will be reserved for Ukrainian scholars displaced by the Russian invasion who are undertaking historical research in the broadest sense. One grant will be for any displaced Ukrainian scholar in the field of Slavonic […]

Sir John Elliott Tribute

by the Past & Present editorial team To honour Sir John Elliott for his service to the Past and Present Society and journal over the course of seven decades our publisher Oxford University Press has very kindly agreed to make his articles for Past & Present free to read for a limited time period. The Sir John Elliot Tribute Virtual Issue can be accessed here. The editorial board’s memorial for Sir John can be read here.

Registration Opens for “The global 1922: Local sites, global contexts”

Received from Dr. Georgios Giannakopoulos (King’s College London) Two day, hybrid format conference taking place King’s College London, 12:45-18:30 (BST) 28th April 2022 and 11:00-18:30 (BST) 29th April 2022. About this event The year 2022 marks the centenary of the end of Greek-Turkish war of 1919-1922. This war was one of the final conflicts of a decade-long series of wars to which historians have referred to as the ‘Greater War’ decade. The Greek-Turkish war coincided with the end of the many conflicts and diplomatic or political processes that transformed eastern Europe and Russia as well as the near and middle East. It also marked an acute humanitarian crisis following the dislocation of minority populations across the Aegean Sea – one of the largest single population transfers of the Greater War decade. Using the Greek-Turkish conflict as a starting point, this international conference brings together scholars working in various historical subfields to reflect on the wider context of nationalist agitations, state-building processes, imperial transformations and socio-economic upheavals across lands and seas in flux from Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, European and Asian Russia to the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond. The event is hybrid, and the time zone is BST For […]

In Memory of Sir John Elliott FBA 1930-2022

by the Past & Present editorial team Past and Present is deeply saddened by the death of Sir John Elliott, aged 91, on 10 March 2022. An outstanding historian of early modern Spain and its empire, his contributions to scholarship have been profound and far-reaching. John was an active member of the Editorial Board of the journal for many years from his election in 1958, and after his retirement continued to attend the summer board meeting and to engage actively with P&P’s work with unfailing interest, wisdom and acuity. He was also the President of the Past and Present Society. We lament his passing and mourn his loss. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We make his articles in Past and Present freely available to all readers as a tribute to him. An obituary will appear in the journal in due course.

Introducing “Unsettling Objects: The Forgotten Archives of Material Culture in the Early Modern World”

Received from Prof. Giuseppe Marcocci (Exeter College, University of Oxford) and Dr. Yonatan Glazer-Eytan (Magdalene College, University of Cambridge) Unsettling Objects: The Forgotten Archives of Material Culture in the Early Modern World is taking place on 18th March 2022. The one day conference will take place at Jesus College, University of Cambridge. With the programme running between 09:00 and 18:00 in the College’s Forum Upper Hall. For a list of participants in the event, and the programme of panels for the day, please see the programme here. To attend register please contact the organisers Prof. Giuseppe Marcocci and Dr. Yonatan Glazer-Eytan via e-mail (limited spaces available). Past & Present is pleased to support this event and supports other events like it. Applications for event funding are welcomed from scholars working in the field of historical studies at all stages in their careers.