Black Lives Matter

As part of Black History Month 2020, Dr David Cox, Lecturer in Modern American History, spoke to Don John, Race & Diversity Consultant, about Black History in Southampton and the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Dr David Cox: ‘Histories of Racism’

Prize-winning historians

Congratulations to our colleague, Dr Jon Conlin, whose book Mr Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian has just been awarded the 2020 Wadsworth Prize.

First awarded in 1978, the Wadsworth Prize is awarded annually by the Business Archives Council for an outstanding contribution to British business history published the previous year. Past recipients include Geoffrey Jones, Niall Ferguson and David Kynaston. The judges praised Mr Five Per Cent for the insights it offered into the origins of the world oil industry, as well as the depth of the underlying research in business archives, both in the UK and abroad. Published in 2019, Mr Five Per Cent has since been translated into four foreign languages and an audiobook.