The Department of History would like to invite applications to hold a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in the department.
Applicants are asked to seek out an academic member of staff in the department to act as their mentor as the first step. Please refer to staff webpages for information on staff research interests.
Applicants are then required to submit the following by Friday 09 September, to Gwyn Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org ):
- A completed agreement of mentorship form (please email Gwyn for the form)
- A recent CV.
- A .pdf of the completed British Academy application form, (which will be accessible on the British Academy website from 24 August onwards).
If you have any questions, please contact Gwyn Jones (email@example.com) for information on the application process, or Dr Julia Hillner (firstname.lastname@example.org) for academic queries.
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 (email@example.com):
- A recent CV.
- A .pdf of the completed British Academy application form, (accessible here: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/pdfells.cfm).
We are delighted to announce that David Luscombe, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, has been awarded a British Academy Medal for his definitive critical edition, The Letter Collection of Peter Abelard and Heloise (Oxford Medieval Texts).
First awarded in 2013, the British Academy medals recognise and reward landmark academic achievements that have transformed our understanding of a particular field.
Find out more on the British Academy website.
In an unprecedented honour for The University of Sheffield, two academic staff from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities have been elected Fellows of the British Academy – the UK’s national body which champions and supports the humanities and social sciences.
We’d like to offer our warmest congratulations to Professor Michael Braddick, Professor of History, and Professor Glynis Jones, Department of Archaeology.
Mike has recently completed a term of office as Pro Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Author of a number of highly acclaimed histories, he has published widely on aspects of state formation and forms of political resistance in early modern England. He is also a champion of the value of the Arts and Humanities within education, and his articles on this subject have been published by the national media.
Glynis has been a member of staff at The University of Sheffield for almost thirty years. She is the Director of the MSc Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy and is a world expert on the origins of agriculture.
Professor Keith Burnett, Vice Chancellor, said, “I am truly delighted that two of our colleagues have been honoured by Fellowship of the British Academy. It is vital that universities not only address the scientific and technical challenges of the modern age, but also that we ask profound questions about society and how we live. The humanities and social sciences bring vital insight of history and archaeology and an understanding of human life and cultures. Without this perspective, we are deeply impoverished as people and our technical solutions run the risk of misunderstanding the very people they are meant to serve.”
University press release
Mike Braddick’s staff profile
Glynis Jones’ staff profile