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History of Wealth

Funded by the Philomathia Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust, and led by Professor Martin Daunton and colleagues from Kings College London and Queen Mary, University of London

One of the defining features of 19th-century Britain was the widening ownership of wealth. Economic transformations, including the rise of industrial economy, offered new opportunities for generating wealth and underpinned the emergence of a new property-owning middle class. The fortunes and longevity of the middle class depended on how they responded to the market, and passed economic opportunities on to the next generation. Transmission of wealth at death was an important means by which this group were able to reproduce themselves and maintain their economic and social status.

For more information see the History of Wealth website

New joint degrees start October 2017

Funding Notices

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships (internal deadline, 21st August 2017)

Full information on this scheme is available on the Faculty website HERE. Although the scheme will not be opened by the British Academy (BA) until c.23rd August, institutions are directed to run internal selection competitions in advance. The relevant page of the BA website is HERE. Funding is available for early career scholars to join an institution of their choice (subject to the host’s agreement) for three years plus research expenses. The BA will award up to 45 Fellowships nationally