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Latest books from Reviews in History

Latest books from Reviews in History

The IHR’s Reviews in History publishes regular essays on new books. Reviews appear weekly. In case you missed them, here’s a selection of the latest reviews.

Research Under Lockdown: an update on Open and Free Access Material for Research

Research Under Lockdown: an update on Open and Free Access Material for Research

Among all this activity, in April teams across the IHR, including the library, IHR Digital and the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community, compiled and published a new directory, the ‘Open and Free Access Material for Research’ guide. In the absence of access to the IHR’s library collections (as well as most other research libraries and archives) it is the intention of this guide to consolidate on one page as many of the growing number of freely available historical research materials available.

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Latest books from Reviews in History

Latest books from Reviews in History

The IHR’s Reviews in History publishes regular essays on new books. Reviews appear weekly. In case you missed them, here’s a selection of the latest reviews.

The IHR Conference Series: an introduction & call for proposals

The IHR Conference Series: an introduction & call for proposals

The IHR Conference Series is central to the Institute’s publishing programme. The series comprises scholarly essay collections on a wide range of subjects – all published Open Access. We especially welcome proposals for new collections at this time.

The monarchy, mythmaking, and VE Day

The monarchy, mythmaking, and VE Day

For the 75th anniversary of VE Day, and the royal balcony appearance, media historian Ed Owens charts the royal family’s cultivation of an increasingly professional image in wartime.

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The IHR Strategy, 2020-25: 1. Digital History

The IHR Strategy, 2020-25: 1. Digital History

Following the launch of the IHR’s Strategy, 2020-25 last week, we begin a series looking at key elements of the Institute’s future. We begin with digital and digital history.