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Professor Bernhard Rieger delivers inaugural lecture

Professor Bernhard Rieger delivered his inaugural lecture on 29 November 2016 in the Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre after introductions by Professor Mary Fulbrook (Dean of the Facutly of Social and Historical Sciences) and Professor Jason Peacey (Head of the History Department). Entitled "Making Britain Work Again," the lecture considered social and political consequences of new social policies developed in the 1980s to deal with the decade's mass unemployment. 

Published: Dec 22, 2016 3:04:17 PM

The Bronisław Geremek Prize for outstanding first book 2016 awarded to UCL History Lecturer Patrick Lantschner

Patrick Lantschner has been awarded the 2016 Bronisław Geremek Prize for an outstanding first book in the History of European Civilization for his book The Logic of Political Conflict in Medieval Cities: Italy and the Southern Low Countries, 1370-1440. The prize is named in memory of the medieval historian and Polish statesman Bronisław Geremek. It is funded by the European Civilization Chair, which was established with the support of the European Parliament at the College of Europe at Natolin/Warsaw, and is awarded in cooperation with the Foundation Professor Bronisław Geremek Centre on the basis of reviews written by an international jury of experts. Patrick will travel to Warsaw to collect the prize in the spring of 2017. 

Published: Dec 22, 2016 1:40:24 PM