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Andrew WM Smith awarded prestigious RHS fellowship

24 February 2017

We would like to congratulate UCL Press author Andrew WM Smith, Teaching Fellow at UCL, who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS).

Since it was founded in 1868 the RHS has become the foremost society in the UK working with professional historians and advancing the scholarly study of the past. Fellowships are awarded to those who have made 'an original contribution to historical scholarship'. 


Smith’s appointment comes on the eve of the publication of his new edited collection (with Chris Jeppesen) Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa: Future Imperfect?, published by UCL Press. The book examines the complex and uncertain ends of British and French empire in Africa during the period of ‘late colonial shift’ after 1945.

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