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Edd Mair wins Peter Parish Award

3rd February 2016

Congratulations to Edd Mair for winning the 2015/16 Peter Parish Award for 'Best Proposal in the Field of American history' from the British Association of American Studies. Edd is completing the first year of his PhD on 'The Myth of Uncomplex Positive Biracial Indian-Slave Relations Amongst the Seminole, 1820-1840s' and is supervised by Professor John Oldfield, WISE and Professor Joy Porter of the Department of History. The award will allow him to carry out archival research in Florida, home of the Seminole nation. More on the Peter Parish Award is available on the British Association for American Studies website.


Holocaust Memorial Day

26th January 2016

The City of Kingston upon Hull's annual Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony will be taking place between 6.30pm and 8.00pm in the Hull Guildhall (no booking needed). The guest lecturer this year is Dr Nicholas Evans from the University of Hull. He will be speaking about Hull's Forgotten Righteous Gentile - Sister Agnes Walsh. The service includes music and singing by local artists.


Professor Oldfield joins Slavery & Abolition board

18th December 2015

Our Director, Professor John Oldfield, has been invited to join the editorial board of Slavery & Abolition, with effect from 1 January 2016.


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