Following on from the appointment of Dr Martín Romera as a visiting Marie Curie research fellow from 2018-2020, the past few months have witnessed a succession of achievements for the department’s medieval historians, demonstrating UCL History’s strength in this area. We’re delighted to offer our congratulations to all of these graduates of the department, from PhD candidates to senior lecturers:
Aged 91, Professor John Lynch has died in north London. Born in 1927 in Boldon Collieries in County Durham, one of three small villages which kept a coal-mining tradition till 1982, he identified strongly with north-east England. After three years of military service Professor Lynch took the four-year undergraduate MA (sic!) at the University of Edinburgh, before moving to UCL to read for a PhD in Latin American history supervised by Professor RA (Robin) Humphreys. In the post-war period the UCL History Department was the national pioneer of modern Latin American history, just as it was of ancient history of the Near East. In 1954 Professor Lynch was appointed a lecturer in history at the University of Liverpool. He had both to teach broadly on modern, including Irish, history, and to complete his thesis on late Spanish colonial history, much of it researched in the imperial archives at Seville, a city for which he retained a deep affection.
The Nahrein Network and the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI) are pleased to announce that four candidates have been awarded a scholarship to conduct research in the UK. The Visiting Iraqi Scholarship Scheme is one of the few opportunities available to Iraqi academics and practitioners in history, heritage and humanities to conduct research at a UK research host institution.
Many congratulations to Dr Maria Ángeles Martín Romera, of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, who has been successful in her bid for a European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, to fund a period as a research fellow at UCL History. Dr Romera will join the department in September 2018 to work for two years with Dr John Sabapathy on a project entitled 'Surveilling Communities: Public office holders and popular control in Southern Europe (13th-15th centuries)', focusing on Castile, southern France, and Siena.
The London Summer School in Intellectual History is a rare opportunity for graduate students to acquire further training in the discipline and its different methodologies, as well as to meet a great number of academics and graduate students working in many different fields in intellectual history. Running from 4 to 7 September 2018, the 7th annual summer school will include: