Current Research Grants & Projects

Details of current research grants and projects in the School of History are listed below.

Click here for details of some of our previous grants and completed research projects.

MNS Disorders in Guyana's Jails, 1825 to the present day

Economic and Social Research Council (£1,007,672)

Professor Clare Anderson

Running into Empire: Abolition and the Fugitive Slave Question in British Colonial Africa

Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow

Dr Richard Anderson

Fugitive Slaves of West Africa

British Academy (£8,870.56)

Dr Richard Anderson

Clare Anderson at Mazaruni Prison

History and Security Sector Reform: Crime and Punishment in British

Colonial Guyana, 1814-1966

British Academy - Global Challenges Research Fund (£45,545)

January 2018 - March 2019

Professor Clare Anderson


Some Body & No Body

Embodying the Aristocrat: A History of the Eighteenth-Century Elite Male Body

The Leverhulme Trust (£86,183)

Sarah Goldsmith

A head for a tooth: violence in fascist Italy’s path to a Mediterranean empire

The Leverhulme Trust(£89,352)

January 2018 - December 2020

Dr L Fenoglio

"Princely states in British India: rethinking the economics of empire, 1857-1947"

The Leverhulme Trust( £88,512)

September 2017 - August 2020

Dr K Boehme

War widows and maimed soldiers

AHRC (£598,680)

June 2017 - May 2021

Dr Andrew Hopper

Institutional strategic support fund

Wellcome Trust( £45,000)

January 2017 - December 2021

Professor Steve King

Kurdistan International Studies Unit

The Kurdistan Regional Government (£200,000)

October 2016 - September 2018

Dr Marianna Charountaki



RoyalInsular Manuscripts AD 650-850: Network of Knowledge

The Leverhulme Trust (£87,507)

October 2016 - September 2019

Prof Jo Story




A Post-War History of Leicester 1945-1962

Heritage Lottery Fund (£27,000)

September 2016 - August 2017

Mr Colin Hyde

Flood and Flow: Place-Names and the Changing Hydrology of River-Systems


Names and the Changing Hydrology of River-Systems

The Leverhulme Trust (£128,725)

August 2016 - July 2018

Dr Richard Jones


Image from booklet, ‘Facts About Health and Social Services in Australia’, Department of Immigration, 1962Healthy Citizens? Migrant Identity and Constructions of Health in Postwar Australia

Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship in Medical Humanities (£162,171)

October 2014 – September 2017

Dr Eureka Henrich


acaraje (1)Consuming Authenticities: Time, Place and the Past in the Construction of “Authentic” Foods and Drinks

AHRC (£54,753) 
November 2014 - November 2015
Dr Deborah Toner

Caricature thumbFear Across Borders: Peasant Violence and Anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe

Leverhulme Trust
October 2013-September 2016
Dr Irina Marin


dcg - maizeRough Skin: Maize, Pellagra and Society in Italy, 1750-1930

ESRC (£430,000)
September 2013-August 2016
Professor David Gentilcore


Charnwood Roots logo1Charnwood Roots

Victoria County History Trust (£384,000)
August 2013-July 2017
Dr Julie Attard



Cellular Jail National Memorial thumbThe Carceral Archipelago: transnational circulations in global perspective, 1415-1960

European Research Council (€1.493m)
Professor Clare Anderson


Belgrade fresco editCrusading in the Fifteenth Century

Leverhulme Trust (£108,681)
Professor Norman Housley



View of the Bund, Shanghai thumbThe Habitable City: Chinese Urban History in a Global Context

British Academy Grant (£29,680)
October 2012-September 2015
Dr Toby Lincoln


charcoal cadaver thumbDisputed Bodies: Narratives of Medical Research in Europe, c. 1940s to 2001

Wellcome Trust Grant (£104,174)
February 2012-January 2017
Dr Elizabeth Hurren


spaghetti junction thumbMotor Cities: Automobility and the Urban Environment in Nagoya, Japan, and Birmingham, England, 1955-1973

Leverhulme Research Project Grant (£154,757)
October 2011-September 2014
Professor Simon Gunn and Dr Susan Townsend (University of Nottingham)


Richard Baxter thumbA Scholarly Edition of Richard Baxter's Reliquiae Baxterianae

AHRC Research Grant
September 2011-August 2014
Professor John Coffey


Sick poor thumbPauper letters and petitions for poor relief in Germany and Great Britain, 1770-1914

AHRC Project Grant (£241,808)
May 2011-April 2014
Professor Steven King


migrationThe Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain: Evidence, Memories, Inventions

Leverhulme Trust (£1.37m)
January 2011-January 2016
Professor Joanna Story


Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse

Wellcome Trust
Professor Pete King and Dr Elizabeth Hurren (Co-investigators)


Denture thumbHealth Care in Public and Private

Wellcome Trust Strategic Award (£100,000)
June 2010-May 2014
Professor Steven King

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