New Awards from the British Academy

Professor Steve King (History) has been awarded a grant of £2060 by the British Academy for a project entitled ‘The economics of overseeing, 1750-1834’. The work aims to explore the local operation of the Old Poor Law in England, making use primarily of the accounts kept by the parish overseers who administered poor relief, a critical element in the history of welfare provision.

Dr Catherine Morley (English Studies) has been made an award of £500 by the British Academy to allow her to attend the 8th annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Tulsa, Oklahoma in October. Earlier this year, Catherine was awarded an inaugural British Association for American Studies Founders’ Award and a travel grant from the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, to present her research at the Willa Cather Foundation conference in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Her paper, ‘Voice of the Prairies? Willa Cather and the International Modernist Scene’, will be published in the Spring edition of Cather Studies (University of Nebraska Press). Further to this, she has been invited as a conference fellow to contribute to the foundation’s international conference in Provence next summer.

Dr Jane Potter (Publishing) has also won a travel grant from the British Academy. Her award of £200 will support the costs of her attendance at the annual conference of the Society of the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, to be held next month in The Netherlands.

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