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 BCE to the present day.  

These updates bring the total number of BBIH records to 637,303. The June 2022 update include:  

  • 1924 titles that were published in 2020-2022  
  • 220 publications relating to Scottish history  
  • 103 publications about the history of Wales  
  • 410 publications focusing on Irish history, including 58 publications focusing on Northern Ireland  
  • 410 new records for ‘Imperial and Commonwealth’, of which 99 records refer to the histories of colonial African nations and 59 records refer to histories of the colonial America  

Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and BBIH 

July 2021 marked the centenary of the Institute of Historical Research. The Institute’s has a longstanding relationship with the Bibliography of British and Irish History, which can be traced back to the 1930s. During that time over 1800 records that are about or been published by the IHR can be found in the Bibliography. 

For the culmination of the IHR’s year-long Our century celebrations, the Institute is running the History Past, Present & Future – The IHR Centenary Festival on Friday 15 July 2022, 2-8:30pm. The festival celebrates history in all its forms, bringing together talks, tours, workshops and more. 

Source: Nikita Khandelwal. Accessed: 10 June 2022.

Between 11-14 July 2022, the IHR will be running the IHR London Summer School 2022: Renewal. The Summer School offers a unique opportunity to explore London’s stories and historic places from the city’s earliest history to the present day, as well as debates around its future. The Bibliography contains over 51,300 resources for the histories of London, including 159 new publications in this latest update. 

About the Bibliography of British and Irish History  

The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) is the largest and most comprehensive resource available to what has been written about British and Irish history, from the early 1900s to 2022.  

It’s an essential resource for teaching and research, providing up-to-date information (and links) on over 637,300 history books, articles, chapters, edited collections and theses. New records are added in three annual updates. These records are searchable by a wide range of facets including: title, author, chronology, date and form of publication, historical topic and geographical region.  

The Bibliography is a research project of the UK’s Institute of Historical Research and the Royal Historical Society, and is published by Brepols. BBIH is a subscription service and is available remotely via university and research libraries worldwide.