30 Mar Ballot Results

We've elected 10 new Fellows:   

  • William Gibson, MA, PhD, DLitt. Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Oxford Brookes University (widely experienced teacher at all levels; author of ten books on church history in the ‘long’ 18th century and of numerous articles).
  • Eljas Oksanen, MA, MPhil, PhD. Independent historian (has a particular interest in commerce in the Middle Ages, notably between England and Flanders; currently undertaking interdisciplinary research on economic growth and travel networks of the period).
  • Mary Weismantel, BA, PhD. Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Illinois (expert in the archaeology and anthropology of Latin America and beyond; has worked and published extensively on pre-Columbian architecture and material culture).
  • Richard Stewart, BSc, MSc. Museum manager and mining historian (has published extensively on industrial history, particularly underground mining archaeology; contributor and consultant to TV programmes).
  • Alastair William Philipson Oswald, BA. Part-time lecturer, University of York (formerly Senior Investigator, English Heritage; specialist in the analysis and survey of earthwork sites and landscapes, particularly of the Neolithic period).
  • William Shannon, BA, MA, PhD. Independent historical researcher (has published widely on and made major contributions to the landscape, agricultural and cartographic history of England in the early modern period, especially in Lancashire and Cumbria).
  • Simon Metcalf, MVO, ACR. The Queen’s Armourer (responsible for conserving and displaying the Royal Collection of Arms and Armour; has researched, lectured and published widely and organised major conferences).
  • Neil Ludlow. Archaeological consultant (expert on castle archaeology and the medieval archaeology, history and buildings of Wales; has published extensively, including a masterful book on Carmarthen Castle).
  • John Evan Bedford. Director and Librarian of the Director, Librarian/Curator/Archivist of the Evan Bedford Library of Furniture History.
  • Nicholas John Schofield, MA. Priest and archivist of the Archdiocese of Westminster (oversees a collection of major papers from the Reformation onwards; has written widely on English Catholic history).