SHS 2018 Conference Bursary Winners Announced

Postgraduates and early career scholars have always been central to the activities of the Social History Society. To this end, we’re pleased to be working with Keele University to provide four bursaries of up to £400 to enable them to give papers at this year’s annual conference.

We’re delighted to announce that the winners of these bursaries are:

  • Rebecca Hasler (University of St Andrews), “I have jested at abuse”: Laughter and Social Commentary in Barnaby Rich’s Irish Pamphlets, 1606-1617
  • Valentina Tomassetti (University of Warwick), The Construction of Female Shame in Early Modern Italy
  • Jacob Bloomfield (University of Manchester), Danny La Rue: Achieving Stardom as a Drag Queen in the ‘Permissive Society’
  • Simon A Purdue (Northeastern University), “Beaten, Kicked, Dragged, Abused”: Race, Gender and Police Violence in the Roxbury Riots, June 1967

These applicants significantly impressed the panel with the high quality of their work, and ably demonstrated how the ward would help them. The diversity of their work also reflects the many different strands of scholarship represented and supported by the Social History Society.

Congratulations to them all. And thank you once again to Keele University’s School of Humanities to helping to fund this exciting opportunity for the speakers and the Society.


You can find out more about the Social History Society’s 2018 conference here.