We have a vibrant academic and student body who are often featured in the press. Many of our academics contribute to national and international radio and television shows.
Launch event at the Bodleian Library for Dr Yossef Rapoport's new book
The Bodleian Library hosted the launch event for An Eleventh-Century Egyptian Guide to the Universe, co authored by Dr Emilie Savage-Smith and Dr Yossef Rapoport. The Book of Curiosities is on display in the Bodleian Library in celebration of World Book Day. An Eleventh-Century Egyptian Guide to the Universe, presents the Book of Curiosities in colour facsimile reproduction, with a full modern edition and an annotated translation.
PhD Studentship on ‘Diversity, Difference and Generational Change'
Applications are invited for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) studentship commencing in autumn 2014 entitled ‘Diversity, Difference and Generational Change in the British Diplomatic Service’ (more information and how to apply.pdf). This will be supervised by Dr Helen McCarthy (School of History), Dr James Ellison (School of History), and Professor Patrick Salmon (Chief Historian, Foreign and Commonwealth Office). This award is the second of two CDA studentships on the theme of Social and Cultural Change in the British Diplomatic Service since 1945 to be offered in partnership between the School of History at QMUL and the FCO Historians.
Dr Dan Todman on BBC News London
12 Years a Slave-best film at the Oscars?
The historical epic, 12 Years a Slave, won the BAFTA for Best Film. Can it repeat this feat at the Academy Awards? History academics Dr Mark Glancy and Dr Jo Cohen discuss the the award-winning screen adaptation and original book with Dr Lucy Bolton from the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film.