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Early Career Researchers

This webpage provides information for new and current Early Career Researchers of the Faculty of History.


An Early Career Researcher (ECR) at the Faculty of History includes postdoctoral researchers and teaching affiliates in diverse roles and positions. It includes Junior Research Fellows based at Cambridge colleges, Research Associates, British Academy, Leverhulme and Marie Curie fellows, joint postdocs with other faculties, as well as teaching affiliates of the faculty.


History ECRs are represented by a voluntary committee. Its current members are Nicki Kindersley, Harriet Lyon and Charu Singh.


Dr Amy Erickson is the Faculty Representative for ECRs.


ECRs conduct research and participate in the faculty’s teaching in various capacities. ECRs contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching at the faculty by bringing their expertise to specific papers of the History Tripos and MPhil courses. They also contribute to undergraduate teaching at the colleges by offering supervisions.


The ECR committee organises various social and academic activities. Each term ECRs get together for coffee at the Faculty. A coffee event to welcome incoming ECRs is planned for November 2019.


The History ECR community provides information of its activities and events through an intra-faculty mailing list. Membership of this list requires membership of a Subject Group within the faculty. If you are not a member of the Faculty but would like to know about ECR events, please get in touch with the ECR committee.


ECR events and activities are largely self-organised and depend on volunteers. For example, Emily Ward and Nicki Kindersley successfully organised a Book Proposal Workshop in the 2018-19 academic year. The ECR Committee aims to make such workshops – to discuss work in progress or to provide feedback on funding and grant applications – a regular feature, and welcomes volunteers to organise and conduct these events.