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PhD student Steph Wright features on the Times Higher Education Website

When writing book reviews during your PhD: is honesty the best policy?

In her article for Times Higher Education, Steph Wright wonders if it is better to speak your mind or to hold your tongue?

Call for applications: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Department of History would like to invite applications to hold a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in the department. The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme runs annually, with a submission deadline usually in October (further details available on the British Academy website)

Applicants are required to submit the following by 14th September, to Gwyn Jones (

  1. A recent CV.
  2. A .pdf of the completed British Academy application form, (accessible here:


2015 BGEAH Conference

The British Group of Early American Historians will hold its annual conference at the University of Sheffield, 3-6 September, 2015. The program features thirty speakers from across the UK, Europe, North America, and Australia addressing topics in early American history before 1820. Trevor Burnard, University of Melbourne, will deliver a lively keynote, “Planters, Fear, and Slavery in the Coming of the American Revolution” and there will be a “book club” session considering Andrew Beaumont’s, Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748–1761 (OUP, 2015).

View the full program.

Colleagues and students are all welcome. There is no need to register, unless you want to share in the delights of university catering and the conference dinner on Saturday night – in which case see the uni “shop”.

MA Open Evening for L3 Students

Level three students!

If you’re thinking about staying on to do an MA – or just curious about what postgraduate study involves – do come along to our open evening in the department on

Monday 24 November, 5-7pm, in Jessop West Exhibition Space.

This is a special event to which all L3 students are warmly invited. There will be opportunities to find about the MA programmes on offer, and to chat to members of staff and current MA students over a glass of wine.

The event will concentrate on the programmes we offer in the department, but if you’re interested in other MAs at Sheffield, or aren’t able to come to the event on the Monday evening, there is a University Postgraduate Open Day later that week, on Thursday 27th November:

If you are planning to come along on Monday 24 November, please complete our booking form to give us an idea of numbers for refreshments and to let us know what programmes you might be interested in:

If you have any questions about the event or about applying for postgraduate courses, do contact the MA Director, Catherine Fletcher or the Postgraduate Support Manager, Beky Hasnip.