Marshall Fellowship awarded to Purba Hossain

A postgraduate researcher from the School of History has become the second successive winner of a prestigious award for early career historians.

Purba Hossain, postgraduate researcher and tutor in the School of History, has been awarded the Marshall Fellowship by the Institute for Historical Research.

Purba's research explores the role of Calcutta in mid-nineteenth century global indentured labour networks, which extended from India to British plantation colonies.

She is the second winner from the School of History, following Joshua Doble in 2018 for his research on Decolonisation, intimacy and belonging amongst Kenya and Zambia’s white settlers 1960 – 2010.

"I am very excited and honoured to be awarded the Royal Historical Society Marshall Fellowship," comments Purba, who begins the fellowship in October 2019. "It's a wonderful opportunity to continue my doctoral research on Indian indentured migration and share research ideas."

Marshall Fellowships are supported by Professor Peter Marshall, formerly Rhodes Professor of Imperial History at King’s College London and President of the Royal Historical Society.

Find out more about Marshall Fellowships at the Institute of Historical Research website.