Congratulations to Leverhulme Early Career Fellow Dr Aaron Graham, who has been awarded the Parliamentary History Essay Prize 2017 for an article entitled 'Legislatures, Legislation and Legislating in the British Atlantic, 1692-1800’. The prize is awarded to early-career researchers by the journal Parliamentary History for the best essay submitted on an historical subject related to the history of parliaments and representative institutions in Britain, Ireland, and British colonial dependencies.
UCL’s Nahrein Network team visited Baghdad in December to develop collaborative research partnerships with Iraqi universities, domestic organisations, and Government institutions. The Nahrein Network, supported by a £1.8 million grant from the AHRC’s Global Challenges Research Fund, is designed to strengthen the sustainable development of cultural heritage and humanities in the Middle East.
Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Michael Crawford, who on 27 September was awarded the British Academy's Derek Allen Prize. The prize, which was awarded at a ceremony in central London, commemorates former Academy Secretary and Treasurer Derek Allen (1910-1975) by rewarding outstanding scholarship in three diverse fields corresponding to Mr Allen's interests (musicology, Celtic studies, and numismatics). Professor Crawford, who taught at UCL from 1986 until his retirement in 2005, was recognised for his significant contribution to the study of Roman numismatics. His published works on the topic include Coinage and money under the Roman Republic: Italy and the Mediterranean economy (London: Methuen, 1985) and Roman Republican Coinage (London: Cambridge UP, 1974).
Professor Emeritus Catherine Hall has been awarded the sixth Bochum Historians' Award. The €25,000 prize is awarded every three years by the History of the Ruhr Foundation to honour a historian’s lifetime work. Catherine is the first woman to receive the prize; previous recipients include Eric Hobsbawm and Jürgen Kocka.
Join us on 23 January as we take you back to October 1968 when Barbarella, a sci-fi adventure starring a creatively-clad futuristic Jane Fonda, was released in the UK. Two days before its release, American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos brought black power onto the world’s screens at the Mexico City Olympics; a few months earlier, an anti-Vietnam protest turned into a riot outside the U.S. Embassy in Grosvenor Square. Hippies and London’s underground scene were helping stoke the anti-establishment spirit of the time.
A visit has been arranged for alumni on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to the Postal Museum, which opened in summer 2017. The visit will include a ride on Mail Rail, the GPO narrow gauge underground railway which linked Liverpool Street and Paddington mainline stations, part of which is now preserved in working order.