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The Return of Applied History

The Return of Applied History

This blog post was written by Jacob Forward, History & Policy Project Support Officer In May this year, History & Policy celebrated the 20th anniversary of its foundation. It was a fittingly festive occasion, reuniting the many people who have played a part in...

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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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VCH Outstanding Contribution Awards 2022

VCH Outstanding Contribution Awards 2022

On 12 October, 2022, we were delighted to make our inaugural round of VCH Outstanding Contribution Awards, nominated by the VCH community. They’re a chance for us to thank colleagues for their exceptional work on this national local history project, and to share...

Supporting Early-Career Historians: The Victoria County History

Supporting Early-Career Historians: The Victoria County History

This post was written by Adam Chapman, the General Editor of the Victoria County History, and Lecturer in Medieval History at the Institute of Historical Research.[Working for the VCH] sparked my long-forgotten childhood curiosity around the history of place, what...

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...

Research & Resources News

The Return of Applied History

The Return of Applied History

This blog post was written by Jacob Forward, History & Policy Project Support Officer In May this year, History & Policy celebrated the 20th anniversary of its foundation. It was a fittingly festive occasion, reuniting the many people who have played a part in...

Meet Our New BBIH Section Editor for 19th Century British History

Meet Our New BBIH Section Editor for 19th Century British History

This blog post was written by Ed Lyon, BBIH Section Editor My name’s Ed Lyon, and I’m a PhD candidate at Birkbeck and the new Section Editor for 19th century British history. My research focuses on Irish nationalists in Victorian London, from the foundation of the...

Bibliography of British and Irish History: October 2022 update 

Bibliography of British and Irish History: October 2022 update 

This blog post was written by Jenny Lelkes-Rarugal, Editor for the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH). What’s new in BBIH?   The October 2022 update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History adds 3154 new publications. The new content...

Exploring collections for History Day

Exploring collections for History Day

This blog post was written by Sophie Swann, history undergraduate student at the University of Leicester. Sophie completed a placement at the IHR in August 2022, working on the Bibliography of British and Irish History and in the IHR library. She explored History of...