What’s new in BBIH?  

The June 2024 update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History adds 4,305 new publications. The new update 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 658,583.  

The June 2024 update includes:  

  • 3,926 titles that were published in 2014-2024 
  • 256 publications relating to Scottish history  
  • 1,500 publication about the histories of England and Wales, including 119 publications about the history of Wales and 1,396 publications focusing on England 
  • 621 publications focusing on Irish history, including 73 publications focusing on Northern Ireland  
  • 984 new records for ‘Imperial and Commonwealth’, of which 317 records discuss the colonial histories of Africa and 242 records refer to histories of the colonial Americas and the Caribbean 

This update also brings a change to the BBIH place names tree: we have given more prominence to regions outside the British Isles and Ireland. You will now find that continents, oceans, and other regions are now listed as top-level search terms in the place names tree.