Job/Research Opportunities:

  • The University of the West Indies has opened applications for a Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer position in Cultural History/Heritage Studies. Must have a PhD in History with teaching/supervisory experience at graduate level. The deadline is 30 June.
  • Postgraduate funding for History studies at Keele University in Staffordshire, particularly for those undertaking research on the First World War home front. The funding includes Graduate Teaching Assistantships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant); Full Studentships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant); and Bursaries and Fee Waivers (fees/part fees at UK/EU rate). See more here: Email Postgraduate Research Director, Professor Kate Cushing, to discuss your proposal at
  • Eastside Community Heritage is recruiting a Freelance Project Officer for four to six months. Closes 6 May. More details here:
  • The 2014 Review of English Studies Essay Prize is open for submissions to anyone studying for a higher degree or who completed one from October 2011. You can write on any topic of English literature/language. For further information, read on here:


  • Call for oral history bloggers: The Oral History Review is seeking summer bloggers to write between 500-800 word blog posts and record 15-20 minutes of video or audio. You can contact Caitlin Tyler-Richards at for further information or tweet @oralhistreview.
  • Tower Hamlets Local History and Archives will be taking London’s Wartime Pulse with the Wellcome Library’s online resources on the World Wars, 15 May at 6pm. Speakers include Ross MacFarlane, the Research Engagement Officer from the Wellcome Library, and Malcolm Barr-Hamilton, Borough Archivist from the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives. Book your place by emailing Tracy Tillotson at
  • Free oral history training on 10 May in Woodberry Down, via Eastside Community Heritage, to work on an oral history project. Contact office for details @EastsideCH and email
  • The University of Sheffield’s History Matters blog competition closes at midnight on 7 May. £50 prizes will go to the best historical writing from undergraduates and postgraduates of the university. A selection will be published by the History Matters blog. Criteria? You can base it on any aspect of your research and consider why your history matters. It can’t be any longer than 800 words and should be emailed to Caroline Pennock at
  • London Historians is hosting its monthly pub gathering in the Windsor Castle Pub, Victoria, at 6.30pm on 7 May.
  • Farrah Sheikh is an academic researcher at SOAS looking for people in London, Leicester and Cardiff who identify as British Muslims aged between 25-40, have spent the majority of their education/working lives in Britain and speak English as a first language.

Wazir Khan mosque in Pakistan

Her research focuses on how a British Muslim develops their sense of self, how they identify themselves, what they identify with most and how they interact with the wider world that surrounds them.

Farrah is collecting oral histories (all anonymous) to capture people’s stories and highlight their struggles, hopes, aspirations and memories. The interviews will be informal and can be conducted at a time and place of your choice. It usually takes between one to two hours.

She hopes to include as many British Muslim voices as possible from as many ethnic communities as possible.

Please contact Farrah via email on for more information about the project or to participate in her research.

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