Honorary Fellowship awarded to University Professor by Historical Association
20 July 2015
Canterbury Christ Church University's Professor of Early Modern History, Jackie Eales, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Historical Association.
Professor Jackie Eales
Jackie, who is also former President of the Historical Association, has been awarded the Fellowship for her outstanding contributions to history and history education, as well as providing expertise and guidance to the Association for over three dedicated years.
Jackie said: “'I am thrilled to receive this award from the Historical Association, which is the key organisation promoting History in the UK, and to be joining previous Honorary Fellows, who include Professor David Cannadine, Bettany Hughes, and Lucy Worsley.”
After studying at the University of London, where she also then went on to teach, Jackie joined the Historical Association in 1976 as a postgraduate student. She also became a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and later joined to teach at Canterbury Christ Church University in 1993.
Jackie has published widely on women's history in the early modern period, including Women in Tudor and Stuart England, and a monograph on the feisty civil war puritan heroine, Brilliana Harley. In addition, she has acted as an advisory editor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography in order to include more women.
The Honorary Fellowship was announced at the Historical Association event earlier this month at the RAF Club in Piccadilly. Honorary Fellows are chosen by the Executive Committee following recommendations from Branches, the Council and Committees.
Notes to Editor
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.
With almost 18,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.
- 95% of our UK undergraduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
*2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey