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Conference: Courts & Capitals, 1815-1914 (29 September, 2007)

July 27, 2007

Event: The second Courts & Capitals conference organised by The Society for Court Studies and The Victorian Society.

The nineteenth century was one of the great eras of court culture and architectural patronage on a grand scale. Royal courts made huge contributions to cities and their planning but this has not received the attention it deserves. This conference highlights recent reserach and will shed new light on the influence of royal courts on the architecture and culture of some of the world’s great cities. It is intended to publish the proceedings in a special number of The Court Historian.

Date: Saturday 29 September, 2007, 10 am-5pm.

Where: The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1

Cost: £45, inc. coffee, sandwich lunch and tea.

Contact: 020 8747 5895 or

The Society for Court Studies Event (4-5 October, 2007)

July 27, 2007

Theme: Westminster Palace

Event: A two day interdisciplinary conference on the Palace of Westminster from the Middle Ages to the Present Day.

Date: 4-5 October, 2007
04 Octotober: Study tours of Westminster Palace; thematic and chronological overviews.
05 October: Papers looking at the function, purpose, structure, and meaning of the palace in its national and international context from the 11th-20th centuries.

Where: Porticullis House, Victoria Embankment.

Contact: Ms. June Prunty, The Society for Court Studies, PO Box 57089, London EC1P 1RF;

2nd Virtual Issue Published: Aspects of Early Native American History

July 13, 2007

We’re also pleased to annouce the publication of our second Virtual Issue, entitled Aspects of Early Native American History! Three of our North America section editors, Peter Mancall, Adam Rothman, and Mark Wild have specially selected the articles, and drawn together a wide-ranging issue looking at race, education, identity, war and the economy, among other topics. This issue is also supplemented by a free PDF/HTML Teaching and Learning Guide, based on these articles, written by Peter Mancall. Visit Blackwell’s Synergy site now to view the Virtual Issue and read the first three articles for free!

1st Virtual Issue Published: The British World

July 13, 2007

We’re pleased to annouce the publication of our first Virtual Issue, entitled The British World! The issue collects material from across several geographic sections of the journal, and presents articles that address a variety of issues from culture, identity, and race through to migration, economy and the environment. Visit the journal Home Page now to download the cluster map and read the first three articles for free!

History Compass Collaboration with H-Diplo

June 26, 2007

History Compass is very pleased to announce a collaboration with H-Diplo and H-France! We have made History Compass author Peter Jackson’s article Post-War Politics and the Historiography of French Strategy and Diplomacy Before the Second World War temporarily free on the History Compass site, and linked to the H-Diplo listserv where Prof. Robert Young has written up a commentary. H-Diplo are hosting a discussion around this piece, so add your feedback on the commentary to the Discussion List; alternatively, you can Post Your Feedback on the History Compass website.

2007 History Compass Graduate Essay Prize

June 22, 2007

 Prize Wording

Unique in both range and approach, History Compass is an online-only journal publishing peer-reviewed survey articles from across the discipline, spanning both centuries and continents.

The editors of History Compass invite submissions for the 2007 Graduate Essay Prize.

Each winner will receive $200/£100 worth of free Blackwell books and have their article published in History Compass journal!
There will be a prize-winning graduate essay for each of the 9 sections on History Compass:

Australasia & Pacific
Britain & Ireland
Caribbean & Latin America
Middle & Near East
North America

Deadline: 15 October, 2007

Guidelines The prize is open to all graduate students engaged in study at a college or university after their first degree and having not yet completed their doctorate.Those entering either competition can choose their own topic, though this should be fairly broad. The style of submitted articles should be consistent with other published articles on the sites, that is: they should have a wide scope, be written for non-specialists to acquire an introduction into new fields, and adopt a review or historiographical approach.The upper word limit is 5000 words, including abstract, footnotes and bibliography.History Compass Graduate Essays should be submitted by email as a Word document to:

Graduates must specify:

*          which section they are entering their essay for
*          provide the details of their affiliation
*          provide their supervisor’s name and email address

For more information, see:

History Compass Podcast #2

April 15, 2007

History Compass’ second PODCAST is now available

The podcast is a discussion between Professor Stuart Ward, History Compass’ Australasian/Pacific editor, and Professor Paul Turnbull, a published History Compass author and editor. They examine Professor Turnbull’s published essay, entitled ‘British Anatomists, Phrenologists and the Construction of the Aboriginal Race, c.1790–1830’, and discuss the cognitive evolution of racial science in Europe, the theft of Indigenous cultural property from the colonial Pacific, and the repatriation of skeletal remains in Australian and European museums.

Click here to launch the podcast: (mp3 file, 13.8MB, 28 minutes 44 seconds).

History Compass Podcast #1

February 15, 2007

History Compass’ first PODCAST is now available

The podcast is a discussion between Professor Felice Lifshitz, History Compass’ medieval Europe editor, and Dr Andrew Gillett, a published History Compass author. They examine Dr Gillet’s published essay, ‘Ethnogenesis: A Contested Model of Early Medieval Europe’ and ask: What is ethnogenesis? What are the questions of evidence and interpretation for interested Medievalists? How do we draw the attention of non-Medievalists to the historiographic debate over interpretative models for one of the major revolutions in western history?

Click here to launch the podcast: (mp3 file, 14.4 MB, 20 minutes 33 seconds).


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