by the Past & Present editoral team Past & Present was delighted to learn that Dr. Joseph La Hausse de Lalouvière (Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge) has been awarded the 2022 French Colonial Historical Society Best Article Prize. The award was made for his article “A Business Archive of the French Illegal Slave Trade in the Nineteenth Century” which appeared in Past & Present No. 252 (August 2021). To enable more people to read Dr. La Hausse de Lalouvière’s prize winning scholarship our publisher Oxford University Press has made the article free to read for several months. The Society was also delighted to learn that during the same round of French Colonial Historical Society awards, Dr. Arthur Asseraf (Pembroke College, University of Cambridge) received an Honourable Mention for his Open Access article “Mass Media and the Colonial Informant: Messaoud Djebari and the French Empire, 1880–1901” in Past & Present No. 254 (February 2022). Our congradulations to both authors on their scholarship being recognised in this way.
Received from Josh Newmark and Sophie Turbutt (University of Leeds) Anarchism in the Iberian Peninsula is a one day in-person and online Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) and Early Career Researcher (ECR) symposium taking place on 20th June 2022. The event will take place between 09:00 and 18:00 (BST) on 20th June 2020 at the University of Leeds with ability for participations to join virtually via a video conferencing platform. The full event programme can be downloaded here. Registration has opened and can be accesed here. You can contact the organisers with any queries that you may have here. In addition to the Past & Present Society, this event is supported by the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council and the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities. 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.
by the Past & Present editorial team Past & Present is delighted to learn that Prof. Alan S. Ross (University of Vienna) has been awarded the 2022 American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS) James L. Clifford Prize for his article “The Animal Body as Medium: Taxidermy and European Expansion, 1775-1865” (Open Access) published in Past & Present No. 249 (November 2020). In awarding the prize the ASECS praised Prof. Ross’s work stating: “In a rich and wide-ranging essay, Professor Alan S. Ross applies insights from iconology, history of science, and art history to a highly original study of taxidermized animals. Demonstrating the deep entanglement of taxidermy with European allegorical traditions and colonial ventures, Ross explores the evolution of taxidermy and the ways it mirrored global interactions and interconnections. He shows how the taxidermic preservation and public display by Europeans of animals from faraway lands served as records of and justifications for imperialist expansion. Drawing on a prodigious quantity of research and using the key example of primates presented first at the London natural history cabinet of Ashton Lever and later at the Natural History Museum of Vienna, Ross provides a delightfully interdisciplinary analysis that draws in and surprises readers. […]