Warwick History of Violence Network Workshop

Friday 13 May 2016

S0.19 Social Sciences Building, University of Warwick

10-30 Reception and Coffee

11-00 – 11.30 – Keynote introduction

Richard Bessel (York),  Violence: A Modern Obsession

11.30 – 1-00 – Revolutionary Violence: Theory and Practice

Steve Smith (All Souls), Revolutionary violence

Philippe le Goff (Kingston), Auguste Blanqui and the question of violence

Alistair Dickins (Manchester), Rewriting a Violent Script? The Fear of Popular Unrest in the Russian Revolution, 1917

1-00 – 1-45 – Lunch Break

1-45 – 3-30 – War, Race, Drugs and Violence

Pierre Purseigle (Warwick), War, violence, and solidarity. The urban experience of the First World War

Ben Smith (Warwick), Mexican cartels and the Drugs Wars

Michael Fleming (Warwick),  Narrating antisemitic violence to the British governing class: The Weekly Political Intelligence Summary and the Holocaust.

Brendan McGeever (Birkbeck),  Antisemitic Violence and Revolutionary Politics in the Russian Revolution, 1917-1919

3-30 – 4-00 – Break

4-00 – 4-30

Summary of the Day – Future Plans

Chris Read & Jonathan Davies (Warwick)

Getting to Warwick: By car – There are a number of car parks on campus. For Social Sciences Car Parks 8, 10 and 15 are within five minutes walk. (Pay and Display – £3 for full day). Postcode for satnav: CV4 7AL

By Train: Coventry Station then taxi or bus no 12X, 11 and 11U from station forecourt –to the campus  (30 mins approx)

Full details on University website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/directions/



Fully-funded PhD Studentships at Warwick


Fully-funded Arts/Humanities Doctoral Studentships
Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE)

University of Warwick, Faculty of Arts

Early application for an October 2016 start is strongly advised.

In 2014/15 the Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence , at the University of Warwick awarded 17 fully-funded 3.5 year PhD studentships for Home/EU students, including four Wolfson Foundation scholarships. CADRE is now seeking applications from UK and EU students for the 2015-16 awards. In addition, overseas (non-EU) applicants will be considered for the University’s International Scholarships scheme.

The 3.5* year CADRE doctoral studentship provides:

A stipend of approximately £14,000 per year.
Tuition fees covered at the home/EU rate.
Access to a dynamic community of research active peers.
World leading interdisciplinary supervision
*Extended scholarship funding of up to 5 years may be available for a number of teaching related opportunities. More information will be available on the CADRE website

These studentships offer an opportunity for excellent graduates from across the globe to become part of a vibrant doctoral Arts and Humanities research community. CADRE scholars are offered the chance to develop an innovative approach to interdisciplinary research and tackle societal challenges from a humanities perspective. Studying through CADRE equips scholars with the knowledge, skills and understanding to pursue the profession of their choice, whether in academia or in the public or private sectors; to be informed and active citizens; and to seek to apply their expertise to the major issues facing society today.

The Faculty of Arts at Warwick provides an outstanding academic environment in which to develop your research. The Faculty invites applications from any areas of research covered by our departments or research centres including Philosophy. The Faculty would particularly welcome applications that are thematic or interdisciplinary in nature investigating, for example: cultural value, cultures of translation, memory and culture, postcolonial studies or religion, rights and social justice.

Candidates should in the first instance apply through the University’s Graduate School system to the department of their choice, giving full details of their research proposal and which member(s) of staff they want to have as supervisor(s). It is important to contact the staff concerned to secure their agreement in advance.

Scholarship applications are rated on the basis of the candidate’s existing academic record, strength of the proposal and institutional provision to support it, and other academic achievements, such as grants and publications. Book an application surgery place during November 2015 to gain some one-to-one advice and support with the process.

Apply Here

Doctoral studentships and MA bursaries in History at Warwick

We are offering three full-time Doctoral Studentships and three MA Bursaries to outstanding graduate candidates who wish to study History at the University of Warwick.

This forms part of our continuing investment in academic excellence at one of Britain’s leading History Departments. All of these awards are for candidates commencing their course in Autumn 2015.

The awards are available to UK/EU and overseas students, who will be studying full-time. Applicants are assessed on the basis of their research excellence or demonstrable potential, and the quality of their research proposal.

The History Department at Warwick offers a broad range of expert doctoral supervision and excellent taught-course MA study in the fields of Early Modern History, Modern History, History of Medicine and Global History. Applicants are encouraged in all these fields.

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The First World War at the Warwick Modern Records Centre

To mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, 100 documents from the Modern Records Centre’s archives have been digitised and made available online. From the soldier on the front line to the imprisoned conscientious objector, the woman worker to the wounded ex-serviceman, the sources provide an insight into the far-reaching effects of four years of ‘total war’ on Britain and its society.

The archivists and librarians at the University of Warwick’s Modern Records Centre have compiled a great collection of primary sources documenting the experience of the First World War. I can’t wait to be back on campus to use those resources with our students.

To access the collection, click here.