Maitland Studentship in Legal History

The Managers of the F.W. Maitland Memorial Fund are able to offer one maintenance-only Studentship for Home/EU, or Overseas/Islands students applying to undertake doctoral research in legal history at the University of Cambridge, starting in October 2016. Studentships are tenable in the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of History, or the Faculty of English. Applications […]

The Academic Book of the Future: Evolution or Revolution?

Last week the Centre for Material Texts convened a one-day colloquium entitled ‘The Academic Book of the Future: Evolution or Revolution?’ This was part of Cambridge’s contribution to a host of events being held across the UK in celebration of the first ever Academic Book Week, which is itself an offshoot of the AHRC-funded ‘Academic […]

Ghost Noise: Technology, Paranormality and the Horror of Media

As part of the Multiverse Autumn Residency Event at Wysing Arts Centre, James Riley will be presenting ‘Ghost Noise’, a speculative talk dealing with cybernetics and paranormality. The talk will be followed by a Q+A with residency artist Paul Purgas (Emptyset). The event will also feature presentations and screenings from Wysing’s current artists in residence […]

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2016

This notice provides information for those wishing to apply for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the Faculty of English or the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. Matching funding for the Scheme at Cambridge is provided by the Isaac Newton Trust, and there is a pre-selection competition which takes place in advance of the […]

Amy Bowles and Jitka Stollova: winner and runner-up of the Review of English Studies Essay Prize Competition

PhD student Amy Bowles has won the annual Review of English Studies Essay Prize Competition with a submission entitled Dressing the Text: Ralph Crane’s Scribal Publication of Drama. PhD student Jitka Stollova was a runner-up with an essay on the Beaumont and Fletcher folio and the London book trade in the 1640s and 50s. The […]

Peter De Bolla Wins Robert Lowry Patten Award

We congratulate Peter de Bolla, who has won the annual Robert Lowry Patten Award, awarded by the journal SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 for the most outstanding recent contribution to British literary studies of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. The award is for his book The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human […]