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.
Images of ancient historical sites, reduced to rubble, have been streaming out of Iraq and Syria and onto news media worldwide since at least 2014. In response, international aid projects have pumped millions of dollars of aid into documenting, digitising and conserving the region’s heritage. But until now, these efforts have too often ignored the relationship between the area’s ancient history and its contemporary population.
Iconic London landmark St Pancras International station will celebrate its 150th birthday next year. As part of the celebrations, HS1, the company which owns and operates St Pancras, is partnering with UCL History to conduct a research project into the station's past. More than 30 undergraduate and MA students are working on archives from the British Library, London Transport Museum and UCL to uncover 150 stories, facts and images which reflect the building's remarkable history.
UCL History teaching fellow Rebecca Jennings has appeared on BBC Radio on several occasions over the past fortnight as part of the programming with which the corporation is marking the anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised homosexuality. Both of the two-part documentaries on which Rebecca features can still be heard through the BBC iPlayer service over the next few weeks.
As part of this term's History of Political Ideas and Modern Italian History seminar series at the Institute of Historical Research, on Wednesday 27 September Carlo Capra (Milan) and Georgios Varouxakis (QMUL) will participate in a discussion of Axel Körner's new book America in Italy: The United States in the Political Thought and Action of the Risorgimento, 1763-1865. The event will be chaired by Maurizio Isabella (QMUL).