BME Funding Results

It is a great pleasure announce the results of the latest round of the BME small grants funding scheme. This scheme is administered by SHS in partnership with the Economic History Society, History UK, History of Education Society (UK), History Workshop Journal, Royal Historical Society, Society for the Study of Labour History and Women’s History Network. It was set up in 2019 in recognition of the under-representation, structural inequalities and racism afflicting UK Higher Education Institutions.

Applications for funding are judged by an independent panel. This year’s panel comprised Michael Joseph (University of Cambridge), Miranda Lowe (Natural History Museum) and Jonathan Saha (University of Durham). They noted that they were “mindful of supporting historians in different positions, including students, community-based historians, heritage professionals, and academics”.

The successful projects were:

  1. Gaynor Legall for ‘The Heritage & Cultural Exchange, Butetown Community Centre: ‘Tiger Bay – Then and Now’’
  2. Paul Cooper (Director of Birmingham People’s History Archive) for ‘Commemorating Avtar Jouhl: BPHA Collection’
  3. Saima Nasar (Lecturer in the History of Africa and its Diaspora at the University of Bristol’ for a conference on ‘New Directions in Black Studies’
  4. Mohammed Khan (PhD candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University) for ‘Muhammad Meets Manchester: Documenting Mancunian Experiences of Meeting Muhammad Ali’
  5. Amanda Zhang (a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews) for ‘Sissyphobia: Past and Present in China, 1911 – 2022’
  6. Nicole Gipson (associate editor of Journal of American Studies) for ‘Welfare Hotels: Race, Gender, and Family Homelessness (1970 – 1990)

We wish the successful candidates all the best for their projects and will share further details as the projects get underway.

As a taster, our latest blog, ‘Sudan Prison Exhibition: Memories of Kober’ showcases one of last year’s winners.