History at Leicester

Post Doctoral and early Career Fellows

The School of History has an excellent track record for attracting and winning highly competitive post doctoral fellowships. Current and recent award holders are listed below. We welcome enquiries from potential applicants whose research agenda enriches the strengths and ambitions of the School.

Award Date Funder Fellow Research Project Academic Mentor
2024  Leverhulme Trust Heena Heena Fortune telling and astrology in early modern South Asia (1700-1900) Professor Clare Anderson
2024 Leverhulme Trust Kiran Mehta Making useful subjects: penal labour in Britain and its Empire Professor Clare Anderson
2023 Leverhulme Trust Robert Frost Mapping Ancient Egypt: the relationship between Egyptology and cartography Professor Roey Sweet
2020 Wellcome Trust Dr Jamie Banks (now a Teaching Fellow in Medical History, University of Warwick) Alcohol and Ethnicity/ Wellcome Trust ISSF Early Career Fellow Dr Deborah Toner
2018 Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship Richard Anderson (now Lecturer, University of Aberdeen) Running into Empire: Abolition and the Fugitive Slave Question in British Colonial Africa Professor Clare Anderson
2018 British Academy Alistair Kefford (now Assistant Professor in Urban Studies, Leiden University) Commercial Property Development and the Remaking of British Cities, 1950-2000 Professor Simon Gunn
2017  Wellcome Trust - The Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) Dr Steven Taylor (now Lecturer, University of Kent) Medicalising Childhood: Health and Education in Twentieth Century Britain  Professor Steven King 
2017  Leverhulme Trust Dr Kate Boehme (now a Teaching Fellow in Modern South Asian History, University of Edinburgh) Princely States in British India: rethinking the economics of empire, 1857-1947 Professor Clare Anderson
2017  Leverhulme Trust Dr Luca Fenoglio  'A head for a tooth' Violence in Fascist Italy's Path to a Mediterranean Empire Dr Alexander Korb
2016  Leverhulme Trust Dr Sarah Goldsmith (now Chancellor's Fellow at University of Edinburgh)  Embodying the Aristocrat: A History of the 18th-Century Elite Male Body  Professor Roey Sweet 
2015  British Academy Dr Richard Ansell (now a Research Associate at Birkbeck, University of London)) Education, Travel and Family Strategy in Britain and Ireland, c. 1650-1750 Professor Roey Sweet
2015  Leverhulme Trust Dr Maeve Ryan (now Reader in History and Foreign Policy, King's College, London) The British Empire and the Geopolitics of Human Rights in the 19th Century Professor Clare Anderson 
2014  Wellcome Trust Dr Eureka Henrich (now a Lecturer, University of New South Wales) Healthy Citizens? Migrant Identity and Constructions of Health in Postwar Australia Professor Clare Anderson 
2013  Leverhulme Trust Dr Irina Marin Fear Across Borders: Peasant Violence and Anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe
Dr Alexander Korb
2011  Leverhulme Trust Dr Erika Hanna (now Associate Professor in Modern History, University of Bristol)  Popular Photography and Camera Culture in Ireland 1922-2000 Professor Simon Gunn
2011  Wellcome Trust Dr Nandini Bhattacharya (now Associate Professor in South Asian History and History of Medicine at the University of Houston)  A coming of age story: a history of the Indian pharmaceutical industry, 1905-1966  Professor Steven King 
2010  British Academy Dr Peter Darby (now Lecturer in Early Medieval History, University of Nottingham)  Heresy and Orthodoxy in the works of Bede  Professor Joanna Story 
2009  Leverhulme Trust Dr Helen Foxhall Forbes (now Professor of Medieval History, Ca'Foscari University, Venice)  Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England (c. 650-c. 1100): the social context of theology Professor Joanna Story
2005  Economic and Social Research Council  Dr Anne Murphy (now Deputy VC (Education), Portsmouth University)  Institutions and investors: a study of the early English financial markets  Professor Philip Cottrell
2003  Economic and Social Research Council  Professor Shane Ewen (now Professor of Urban History, Leeds Beckett University)  Fires and urban growth in Britain, 1830-1914  Professor Richard Rodger 

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