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Professor of History receives a Centenary Fellowship

05/15/2006 09:47:42

Eric Evans, Professor Emeritus of Modern History at Lancaster University, is to be awarded a Centenary Fellowship of the Historical Association, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to history.

Professor Evans’ award is one of 25 fellowships that the Historical Association will create on 19 May, the exact date on which it celebrates 100 years of promoting the teaching, learning and enjoyment of history.

The list of inaugural fellows includes the author Lady Antonia Fraser, Professor Sir Ian Kershaw, the distinguished historian of Nazi Germany and biographer of Hitler, and Professor David Eastwood, Chief Executive Designate of the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) and Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia.

Professor Evans has had a long and distinguished career in which he has made significant contributions to the teaching and learning of history from school right through to post-graduate university level. He is a past Chairman of the Social History Society and researches British history from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, and is specially interested in how national identities have been represented over time. He is also active on the interface between school and university history and sits on the Royal Historical Society’s Teaching Policy Committee. He has worked for many years on curriculum development, at both school and HE levels. He retired from fulltime employment at Lancaster in July 2005.

In 2004, Professor Evans was awarded a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship, and has also directed a research project sponsored by the Higher Education Academy's Learning and Teaching Centre on improving lecturing.

The formal ceremony will take place at the Banqueting House, Whitehall, on 19 May.