Governing Gaeldom: Dr Allan Kennedy wins the Frank Watson book prize 2015!

CONGRATULATIONS are due to our own Dr Allan Kennedy, who has won the prestigious Frank Watson Book Prize 2015 for his first book, Governing Gaeldom: The Scottish Highlands and the Restoration State. 1660-1688 (Leiden, 2014). The prize is given every two years by the Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, Ontario, to…

Dr Allan Kennedy wins the Emile Lousse Prize 2015!

Contemporary image of the ceremonial opening of Scottish Parliament in 1707. Emile Lousse Prize, 2015 Awarded annually for the best article published in the journal Parliaments, Estates and Representation by a scholar under the age of 40. Dr Allan Kennedy is joint winner of the prize for his article ‘Representing the Periphery: Highland Commissioners in the Seventeenth-Century Scottish…

History Students & Staff Recognized by Awards

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 6/6/2012 Congratulations are in order to several members of the Manchester History community! Jack Burke (BA History) was the student winner of the University’s Social Responsibility and Volunteer of the Year award in recognition of his work as project manager of Student Action’s weekly soup kitchen….

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Saved from Decay

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 15/6/2012   The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded £1.85million to restore Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Thanks to this support, the Italianate villa of 84 Plymouth Grove, where the author of Cranford and North and South lived with her family for 15 years, will now be fully…