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The Annual Pollard Prize 2014 – closing date Friday 30 May

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Pollard_w5cmEntries are invited for this year’s Annual Pollard Prize (sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.) awarded for the best paper presented at an IHR seminar by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD.

First prize

Fast track publication in the prestigious IHR journal, Historical Research, and £200 of Blackwell books.

Runner up prizes

Publication in Historical Research, and a selection of Blackwell books.

Application

Applicants are required to have delivered a paper during the academic year in which the award is made. Submissions should be supported by a reference from a convenor of the appropriate seminar. Papers should be fully footnoted, although it is not necessary at this stage to follow Historical Research house style. All papers submitted must be eligible for publication.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 30 May 2014

Enquiries and submissions should be directed to the Executive Editor, Historical Research (Jane.Winters@sas.ac.uk). If you are unable to submit by email, please include a PC disk or CD-Rom with any postal submission to:

The Editor
Historical Research (Pollard Prize)
Institute of Historical Research
University of London
Senate House
London WC1E 7HU

Historical Research – February 2014 (vol. 87, no. 235)

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obesity-1-Feb 2014‘To[o] much eating stifles the child’: fat bodies and reproduction in early modern England. Sarah Toulalan

Other contents:

  • Hiding the truth: exegetical discussions of Abraham’s lie from Hugh of St. Victor to Stephen Langton. Emily Corran
  • Dorset in the period of baronial reform and rebellion, 1258–67. Huw Ridgeway
  • High clergy and printers: anti-Reformation polemic in the kingdom of Poland, 1520–36. Natalia Nowakowska
  • The misuse of loyalty? James Dundas and the faculty of advocates’ letter to Queen Anne of 1711. Adrian Lashmore-Davies
  • Pressing the French and defending the Palmerstonian line: Lord William Hervey and The Times, 1846–8. Laurence M. Guymer
  • ‘They seem to have all died out’: witches and witchcraft in Lark Rise to Candleford and the English countryside, c.1830–1930. Thomas Waters
  • Investigating the sixties at a sixties institution: teaching as historiography. Lucy Robinson and Chris Warne

See Historical Research/Wiley

Historical Research – November 2013 (vol. 86, no. 234)

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The latest issue of Historical Research (vol. 86, no. 234) is now available, and includes the following articles:

Stormont’s response to American racial segregation in Northern Ireland during the Second World War by Simon Topping (FREE ACCESS)

Bishops and deans: London and the province of Canterbury in the twelfth century by D. P. Johnson

Reintroducing the emperor and repositioning the city republics in the ‘republican’ thought of the rhetorician Boncompagno da Signa by Gianluca Raccagni

Chivalry, British sovereignty and dynastic politics: undercurrents of antagonism in Tudor-Stewart relations, c.1490−c.1513 by Katie Stevenson (online open: FREE ACCESS)

Remembering usurpation: the common lawyers, Reformation narratives and the prerogative, 1578–1616 by David Chan Smith

‘The embers of expiring sedition’: Maurice Margarot, the Scottish martyrs monument and the production of radical memory across the British South Pacific by David S. Karr

Canning, the principle of non-interference and the struggle for influence in Portugal, 1822–5 by Norihito Yamada

‘The People’s Advocate, Champion and Friend’: the transatlantic career of Citizen John De Morgan (1848–1926) by Rob Allen

Eggs, rags and whist drives: popular munificence and the development of provincial medical voluntarism between the wars by Nick Hayes and Barry M. Doyle

Historical Research – new early view articles

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‘They seem to have all died out’: witches and witchcraft in Lark Rise to Candleford and the English countryside, c.1830–1930. Thomas Waters

Flora Thompson’s account of the English countryside during the 1880s–1890s – Lark Rise to Candleford – continues to be an important source for rural history. In that text the protagonist’s mother says that witches had ‘all died out’, and none had been known in her generation. The informants of late Victorian folklorists sometimes made similar remarks. Historians have taken such statements about witchcraft being a thing of the past at face value, inferring from them that plebeian concern about its influence was disappearing during the final decades of the nineteenth century. This article uses evidence from the English south midlands, and insights provided by anthropological studies of sorcery, to suggest an alternative interpretation. Rather than being a sincere statement of belief, assertions that witches had ‘all died out’ were part of a strategy to avoid speaking about a dreaded subject. Such pains were taken because it was believed that talking about witchcraft was a dangerous activity that would lead to the bewitchment of anyone with a loose tongue.

And check out our other latest articles on Early View:

Bishops and deans: London and the province of Canterbury in the twelfth century.D. P. Johnson

Chivalry, British sovereignty and dynastic politics: undercurrents of antagonism in Tudor-Stewart relations, c.1490−c.1513. Katie Stevenson

Pressing the French and defending the Palmerstonian line: Lord William Hervey and The Times, 1846–8. Laurence Guymer

Remembering usurpation: the common lawyers, Reformation narratives and the prerogative, 1578–1616. David Chan Smith

Pollard Prize

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The Annual Pollard Prize 2013 (sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.)

The Pollard Prize is awarded annually for the best paper presented at an Institute of Historical Research seminar by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD.

Applicants are required to have delivered a paper at an IHR seminar during the academic year in which the award is made. Submissions should be supported by a reference from a convenor of the appropriate seminar.

First prize is fast track publication in the prestigious IHR journal, Historical Research, and £200 of Blackwell books.

Runner up prizes include publication in Historical Research, and a selection of Blackwell books. A variable number of runner up prizes will be awarded, depending on the quality of applications in any given year.

Enquiries and submissions should be directed to the Executive Editor, Historical Research (Jane.Winters@sas.ac.uk).

CLOSING DATE 31 MAY

May issue of Historical Research

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The latest issue of Historical Research is now available (vol. 86, no. 232)

Contents:

‘Magna Carta 1253: the ambitions of the church and the divisions within the realm’ and ‘More light on Henry III’s confirmation of Magna Carta in 1253′, David A. Carpenter;

‘The “Boroughbridge roll of arms” reconsidered’, Bridget Wells-Furby;

‘Talk, script and print: the making of island books in early modern Venice’, Anastasia Stouraiti;

‘”His neighbours land mark”: William Sykes and the campaign for ‘free trade’ in civil war England’, Thomas L. Leng;

‘Was there a British Georgian town? A comparison between selected Scottish burghs and English towns’, Charles McKean;

‘”The potent spirit of the black-browed Jacko”: new light on the impact of John Robinson on high politics in the era of the American Revolution, 1770–84′, Andrew Connell;

‘Quantifying the language of British politics, 1880–1910′, Luke Blaxill;

‘Sculpting the nation in early republican Turkey’, Faik Gur;

‘”Tolerance means weakness”: the Dachau concentration camp S.S., militarism and masculinity’, Christopher Dillon.

Look out for the August special issue Early Medieval Laws in Context based on papers from the 2011 conference at the Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen

Historical Research, August 2012

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The August 2012 issue of Historical Research is now available. Contents include articles on ‘John Cabot and his Italian financiers’ by Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli; ‘The medicalization of poverty in colonial India’ by David Arnold; ‘The origins of ‘liberalism’ in Britain: the case of The Liberal‘ by D. M. Craig; and ‘Pain, sympathy and the medical encounter’ by Joanna Bourke. Full contents on the Historical Research/Wiley web pages

New issue of Historical Research

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The May 2012 issue of Historical Research (lxxxv, no. 228) is now available. Contents include:

The politics of remorse: penance and royal piety in the reign of Æthelred the Unready. Catherine Cubitt

The Montfortian bishops and the justification of conciliar government in 1264. Sophie Ambler

Mendicant order politics and the status of Christ’s shed blood. Antonia Fitzpatrick

Information, disinformation and political knowledge under Henry VII and early Henry VIII. C. S. L. Davies

Exclusive oratories and magnificent pagodas: the Anglican proprietary chapels of eighteenth-century Bath. Daniel Cummins

Supplied by the enemy: the Royal Navy and the British consular service in the Baltic, 1808–12. James Davey

Conservative veteran M.P.s and the ‘lost generation’ narrative after the First World War. Richard Carr

The Liberals and Afghanistan, 1878–80. Christopher Wallace

A catalyst for secession? European divisions on the parliamentary right of the Labour party 1962–72 and the schism of British social democracy. Stephen C. Meredith

Early View articles on Historical Research

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The following new articles are available in the Early View issue of Historical Research:

The South Sea Company and its plan for a naval expedition in 1712. Shinsuke Satsuma

‘A Warning Against Quack Doctors’: the Old Bailey trial of Indian oculists, 1893. Sumita Mukherjee

Exclusive oratories and magnificent pagodas: the Anglican proprietary chapels of eighteenth-century Bath. Daniel Cummins

Supplied by the enemy: the Royal Navy and the British consular service in the Baltic, 1808–12. James Davey

British Unionism, the constitution and the referendum, c.1907–14. Kevin Manton

The Montfortian bishops and the justification of conciliar government in 1264. Sophie Ambler

Medicalizing the female reproductive cycle in rural Ireland, 1926–56. Ciara Breathnach

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