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Why not Narrate History Backwards?

Why not Narrate History Backwards?

By Daniel Snowman, Senior Fellow, IHR This is the second in a series of three blog pieces by IHR Senior Fellow, Daniel Snowman, raising provocative issues about how we regard and memorialise what we think of as 'history'. These will be published monthly. Read the...

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The Gough Map Project: A Tale of Two Maps

The Gough Map Project: A Tale of Two Maps

By William D. Shannon The Gough Map Project has reached that ‘interesting’ stage where we are moving from either sitting on the fence and making no decisions, or making lots, but then rejecting them all.  It is now time to reach some firm conclusions, and start...

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New from the Victoria County History: Launching Tamworth

New from the Victoria County History: Launching Tamworth

The Victoria County History (VCH) is well known for its detailed studies of individual localities, which assemble (in the words of one recent reviewer) 'countless tiny parts to build a much larger whole'. The 'Big Red Books' describing the histories of places large...

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Bibliography of British and Irish History: June 2022 update 

Bibliography of British and Irish History: June 2022 update 

What’s new in BBIH?  The June 2022 update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History adds 2610 new publications. The new content includes books, journal articles, book chapters and edited collections covering all areas of British and Irish history, from 55...

The Changing Relevance of Empire

The Changing Relevance of Empire

In this article Professor Trevor Burnard, a section editor for Empire to 1783 at the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH), Wilberforce Professor of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull, and Director of the Wilberforce Institute reflects on...

Bibliography of British and Irish History: February 2022 update

Bibliography of British and Irish History: February 2022 update

What’s new in BBIH?  The February 2022 update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History adds 1648 new publications. The new content includes books, journal articles, book chapters and edited collections covering all areas of British and Irish history, from 55...