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IHR resources for research and teaching in Black History

IHR resources for research and teaching in Black History

At the start of the UK’s Black History Month, 2020, this post offers a listing of forthcoming events and resources recently gathered by the IHR to assist in the study and research of Black History, and histories of race, migration and empire, in the UK and beyond.

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Features & Articles

Letting the people speak: 2526 early modern petitions on British History Online

Letting the people speak: 2526 early modern petitions on British History Online

The IHR’s ‘British History Online’ has recently completed a project to digitise and publish over 2500 petitions from early modern England. Working with ‘The Power of Petitioning’ project, BHO is now building a web interface, allowing this rich dataset to be explored in new ways – for research and teaching.

Join us for History Day 2020: Thursday 19th November

Join us for History Day 2020: Thursday 19th November

History Day 2020 takes place online on Thursday 19 November. Here co-organisers Kate Wilcox and Argula Rublack introduce some of the 50 collections and panel sessions on digital, contemporary and regional history that will be available. Booking is now open.

The Bibliography of British and Irish History goes to war

The Bibliography of British and Irish History goes to war

In this post, Isaac Woolley — one of the IHR’s 2020 summer interns — discusses his research using the Bibliography of British and Irish History on which he worked. What can BBIH tell us about publishing trends in the subject of modern warfare?

Environment & History: call for posts to new IHR blog series

Environment & History: call for posts to new IHR blog series

The IHR is commissioning a short series of blog posts on the theme of ‘Environment & History’ and on the intersection of environment histories with contemporary debates and policy formation. If you research in this field, and would like to be considered, please get in touch. We’re especially keen to hear from early career researchers.

Publications News

Earth, ice, wind and fire: making men on the eighteenth-century Grand Tour

Earth, ice, wind and fire: making men on the eighteenth-century Grand Tour

‘Masculinity and Danger on the Eighteenth-Century Grand Tour’ is the latest title in the New Historical Perspectives series from the IHR, Royal Historical Society and University of London Press. Here, author Dr Sarah Goldsmith introduces her new book — a study of the place of danger and risk in the formation of elite masculinity on the European Tour.

New from the Victoria County History of Leicestershire: Ibstock

New from the Victoria County History of Leicestershire: Ibstock

The latest title in the VCH Short series is Ibstock, from the Victoria County History of Leicestershire. Written by Pamela J. Fisher, Ibstock is the third Short title from VCH Leicester and is published in paperback print and ebook by University of London Press.

Environment & History: call for posts to new IHR blog series

Environment & History: call for posts to new IHR blog series

The IHR is commissioning a short series of blog posts on the theme of ‘Environment & History’ and on the intersection of environment histories with contemporary debates and policy formation. If you research in this field, and would like to be considered, please get in touch. We’re especially keen to hear from early career researchers.

Reviews in History: call to join our editorial advisory board

Reviews in History: call to join our editorial advisory board

‘Reviews in History’, the IHR’s academic reviews service, is looking to extend its editorial advisory network: if you’d like to share your expertise and recommendations for new History books and publishing, then please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Research & Resources News

Letting the people speak: 2526 early modern petitions on British History Online

Letting the people speak: 2526 early modern petitions on British History Online

The IHR’s ‘British History Online’ has recently completed a project to digitise and publish over 2500 petitions from early modern England. Working with ‘The Power of Petitioning’ project, BHO is now building a web interface, allowing this rich dataset to be explored in new ways – for research and teaching.

The Bibliography of British and Irish History goes to war

The Bibliography of British and Irish History goes to war

In this post, Isaac Woolley — one of the IHR’s 2020 summer interns — discusses his research using the Bibliography of British and Irish History on which he worked. What can BBIH tell us about publishing trends in the subject of modern warfare?