Previous Research Grants and Projects

Dates Active  Staff member Grant  Project title 
Funding Awarded
December 2020 - March 2021  Dr Simon Dixon Arts and Humanities Research Council Enhancing digital capability for library collections    £42,352
April 2020 - March 2023 Professor Kevin Schürer 
Economic and Social Research Council 
Britain's first demographic transitions: an integrated geography 
 £100,928
January 2020 - January 2022  Dr Richard Butler  Arts and Humanities Research Council Church, State and Building of Ireland's South Coast Cities: Cork and Waterford, c.1935-1965  £199,919
October 2019 - September 2024  Professor David Gentilcore 
European Research Council
WaterCultures: The Water Cultures of Italy, 1500-1900
 £1,810,777
September 2018 - September 2019  Professor Jo Story British Academy Politics and script: Anglo-saxon influence at the Carolingian court  £51,216
January 2018 - January 2021  Professor Steven King
Arts and Humanities Research Council
In Their Own Write
 £613,971
January 2018 - December 2020  Dr Luca Fenoglio 
Leverhulme Trust
A head for a tooth: violence in facist Italy's path to a Mediterranean empire
 £89,352
January 2018 - October 2020  Dr Alistair Kefford
British Academy
Commercial Property Development and the Remaking of British Cities 1950-2000
 £246,333
January 2018 - March 2019  Professor Clare Anderson
British Academy
History and Security Sector Reform: Crime and Punishment in British Colonial Guyana, 1814-1966
 £45,545
September 2017 - 31 August 2021  Dr Kate Boehme
Leverhulme Trust  Princely states in Britain India: rethinking the economics of empire, 1857-1947
 £88,512
August 2017 - July 2019   Dr Elizabeth T. Hurren
British Academy
The politician's child: growing up in the public eye, 1970-2017
 £5,350
April 2017-December2017  Dr Svenja Bethke  Society of Antiquaries London Clothing, fashion and transnational identities in Palestine/ Israel, 1880s-1960s £2,500
January 2017 - December 2021  Professor Steven King
Wellcome Trust
Institutional strategic support fund
 £45,000
October 2016 - October 2019  Dr Sarah Goldsmith
Leverhulme Trust
Embodying the Aristocrat: A History of the Eighteenth-Century Elite Male Body
 £86,183
October 2016 - September 2019  Professor Jo Story
Leverhulme Trust
Insular Manuscripts AD 650-850: Network of Knowledge
 £87,507
October 2016 - September 2018   Dr Marianna Charountaki  The Kurdistan Regional Government  Kurdistan International Studies Unit    £250,000
September 2016 - June 2018  Mr Colin Hyde Heritage Lottery Fund  A Post-War History of Leicester 1945-1962   £27,000
August 2016 - July 2018  Dr Richard Jones  Leverhulme Trust   Flood and Flow: Place-Names and the Changing Hydrology of River-Systems   £128,725
April 2016-April 2018   Dr Alex Korb  Erinnerung Verantwortug Zukunft (EVZ)   The forgotten victims of Rostov-on-Don    £14,706
April 2016 - May 2017  Dr Richard Butler  Leicester City Council St Peter's Belgrave historic village church project  £15,318
February 2016-December 2017   Mr James Moore  Arts and Humanities Research Council  Moore 'Preserving Egypt's Cultural Heritage'    £20,379
October 2015 - October 2018  Dr Richard Ansell
British Academy 
Education, travel and family strategy in Britain and Ireland, c1650-1750
 £244,103
September 2015 - September 2018  Dr Maeve Ryan
Leverhulme Trust
The British Empire and the Geopolitics of Human Rights
 £84,450
November 2014 - November 2015   Dr Deborah Toner  Arts and Humanities Research Council Consuming Authenticities: Time, Place and the Past in the Construction of “Authentic” Foods and Drinks  £13,594
October 2014 – September 2017  Dr Eureka Henrich  Wellcome Trust  Healthy Citizens? Migrant Identity and Constructions of Health in Postwar Australia   £189,006
February 2014 - February 2015  Professor Norman Housley Leverhulme Trust Crusading in the Fifteenth Century  £41,323
October 2013 - September 2016   Dr Irina Marin  Leverhulme Trust  Fear Across Borders: Peasant Violence and Anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe    £62,016
September 2013 -August 2016  Professor David Gentilcore  Economic and Social Research Council   Rough Skin: Maize, Pellagra and Society in Italy, 1750-1930   £430,234
September 2013 - December 2014  Dr Sally Horrocks  Arts and Humanities Research Council Our Place in the First World War £20,085
June 2013 - April 2018   Professor Andrew Hopper and Dr Julie Attard  Victoria County History Trust  Charnwood Roots   £384,513
March 2013 - September 2018   Professor Clare Anderson  European Research Council The Carceral Archipelago: transnational circulations in global perspective, 1415-1960   €1.493m
March 2013 - March 2016  Professor Norman Housley  Leverhulme Trust  Reconfiguring the crusade in the fifteenth century: goals, agencies and resonances   £67,358
October 2012 - September 2015  Dr Toby Lincoln British Academy The Habitable City: Chinese Urban History in a Global Context  £29,680
October 2012 - January 2013   Dr Andrew Johnstone
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Internationalism, Ideology and the debate over US entry into World War II, 1937-41
 £28,610
September 2012 - August 2013   Professor John Coffey
Leverhulme Trust 
British Abolitionists and Protestant Millennialism, 1770-1840
 £35,441
February 2012 - January 2017  Dr Elizabeth T. Hurren
Wellcome Trust
Disputed Bodies: Narratives of Medical Research in Europe, c. 1940s to 2001
 £191,937
January 2012 - January 2014  Professor Kevin Schürer
JISC
Digging Into Data Challenge
 £97,083
October 2011 - October 2014   Dr Erika Hanna   Leverhulme Trust
Popular Photography and Camera Culture in Ireland 1922-2000
 £75,374
October 2011 - September 2014   Professor Simon Gunn
Leverhulme Trust  Motor Cities: Automobility and the Urban Environment in Nagoya, Japan, and Birmingham, England, 1955-1973
 £76,783
September 2011 - August 2014   Professor John Coffey  Arts and Humanities Research Council  A Scholarly Edition of Richard Baxter's Reliquiae Baxterianae   £40,046
2011 - 2016   Professor Pete King and Professor Elizabeth T. Hurren (Co-investigators)  Wellcome Trust  Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse   £839,092
May 2011 - April 2014   Professor Steven King  Arts and Humanities Research Council Pauper letters and petitions for poor relief in Germany and Great Britain, 1770-1914    £241,808
February 2011 - February 2014   Dr Nadine Bhattacharya  Wellcome Trust  A coming of age story: Nationalist enterprise and the Indian pharmaceutical industry, 1900-1960   £171,087
January 2011 - January 2016  Professor Jo Story   Leverhulme Trust  The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain: Evidence, Memories, Inventions   £1,290,707
September 2010 - August 2013  Dr Peter Darby
British Academy
Heresy and Orthodoxy in the works of Bede
 £229,209
June 2010 - May 2014   Professor Steven King
Wellcome Trust
Health Care in Public and Private   £60,998
February 2010 - January 2012  Professor Steven King Wellcome Trust Voices of the sick poor: the patients' experience of medical negligence under the New Poor Law  £82,091
September 2010 - January 2011  Professor John Coffey Arts and Humanities Research Council   'Let my People Go!': Anglo- American Liberation Theology from the Puritans to the Abolitionists  £33,943
December 2009 - June 2012  Professor Steven King  Wellcome Trust   Sickness, poverty and medical relief in England 1750-1850   £22,377
October 2009 - March 2013  Professor Clare Anderson  Economic and Social Research Council  Integrated Histories of the Andaman Islands    £46,090
July 2009 - June 2012   Professor George Lewis
British Academy
Un-Americans: Ideological Dissent, Patriotic Subversion and Isolating the "Other" in the USA
 £111,404
July 2009 - April 2011  Dr Prashant Kidambi  Leverhulme Trust  Sport and the Imperial bond  £43,707
April 2008 - September 2011  Professor Keith Snell  Economic and Social Research Council   Death and community in rural settlements: changing burial culture in small towns and villages, c. 1850-2007   £74,298
October 2007 - September 2010   Professor David Gentilcore Leverhulme Trust  New world plants in Italy, from observation to assimilation (1500-1850)   £112,364