Using draft legislation from the period 1573–1621, Alan MacDonald’s new article reconstructs the Scottish parliamentary process under James VI. It examines how proposals reached parliament, how they were amended and approved in committee and before the full house, and what was done with the drafts after a parliamentary session. It argues against the traditional view of an impotent assembly and deepens our understanding of how the early modern Scottish parliament functioned. See ‘Uncovering the legislative process in the parliaments of James VI’ at Historical Research Early View
Historical Research has produced a special multimedia virtual issue in conjunction with the Anglo-American Conference of Historians 2011, based on the theme of Health in History. The issue features podcasts of lectures from the conference, along with key articles from past issues of Historical Research, the journal of the Institute of Historical Research. Free access is offered for the first month.
The winner of the 2011 Pollard Prize is Siobhan Talbott with ‘British commercial interests on the French Atlantic coast, c.1560-1713 (a paper originally given at the Economic and Social History of the Premodern World, 1500-1800 seminar). The article will appear in Historical Research in 2012.
The text of Steve Hindle’s 2010 Marc Fitch lecture, ‘Below stairs at Arbury Hall: Sir Richard Newdigate and his household staff, c.1670–1710‘, has been published by Historical Research. Currently available online in our Early View issue.
The Pollard Prize is awarded annually for the best paper presented at an IHR seminar by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD. This year’s closing date is 27 May. First prize is publication of the winning article in the prestigious IHR journal, Historical Research, and £200 worth of Wiley-Blackwell books. For details on how to enter see: http://www.history.ac.uk/fellowships/awards
The latest issue of Historical Research is now available (February 2011, vol. 84, no. 223). The issue features a brand new cover design and a great range of articles from 13th century church government through to Red Cross neutrality in WWII via the Stuart court, Irish state formation, French national literature, American philanthropy and more… For full contents and to read articles online see Historical Research
Historical Research is pleased to present its first Virtual Issue – a selection of papers exploring the History of India. The issue will be freely available for the first thirty days and then will be available to subscribers in the usual way. The intention is to offer two themed issues per annum looking at some of the best of our past and present articles.