The Economic History Society, in conjunction with the Institute of Historical Research, offers up to four one-year postdoctoral Fellowships in Economic/Social History, tenable at the Institute. Deadline for applications: 3 April 2020.
Strategies for surviving in a hostile climate: how British retailers have adapted to the decline of the high street since the 1970s
In contrast to the rapid growth and increasing prosperity of the British High Street during the first sixty years of the twentieth century, the period since the 1970s has been increasingly challenging for established multiple and department store retailers. Environmental threats from new retail formats, plus geographical shifts to edge-of town, out-of-town, and finally digital retailing, have successively eroded the footfall of the British high street. Meanwhile corporate raiders have been eager to buy-up ailing high street chains – sometimes with more of an eye to asset-stripping their property portfolios than making the businesses profitable going concerns.
The Department of Social Sciences and the Carlos III-Juan March Institute of Social Sciences (IC3JM) at Carlos III University of Madrid seek to appoint up to five post-doctoral positions starting in September 2020. The post-docs will have a double affiliation at the Department of Social Sciences and at (IC3JM).
2020 is the tercentenary of the South Sea Bubble. To mark this, the Women’s Committee will be making it the theme of the upcoming workshop in November; a flyer will be circulated in the August 2020 issue of the Review, and information posted to the website.
The British Library Doctoral Open Days are designed for first year PhD students who are new to the Library. The days explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services – including navigating the physical and online collections. Students are encouraged to choose the event which is of most interest and relevance to their studies.