Medieval specialist Catherine Clarke to lead new IHR research centre

Medieval specialist Catherine Clarke to lead new IHR research centre

Catherine Clarke, Professor of English at the University of Southampton, has been named Chair in the History of People, Place and Community at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR). She takes up her new role in February 2019. She will head up a new research...
Bibliography of British and Irish History October 2018 update

Bibliography of British and Irish History October 2018 update

By Simon Baker An update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History was published on 4 October 2018. There are 3,447 new records. Some 398 new records relate to Irish history while 205 deal with the history of London, 215 with the history of Scotland and 115...
Motherhood, Loss and the First World War

Motherhood, Loss and the First World War

By Matthew Shaw There have been numerous acts of commemoration for the centenary of the First World War. Many of these have undoubtedly chimed in meaningful ways with the public’s imagination or emotion, such as Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of...
Equal pay for equal work: Jill Craigie’s To Be a Woman

Equal pay for equal work: Jill Craigie’s To Be a Woman

By Jo Fox Equal pay has long been at the heart of feminist activism. The struggle for enfranchisement was but one component of the suffragette’s campaign – equal pay was another, with Millicent Fawcett arguing for ‘equal pay for equal work’ in the Economic Journal in...
Walking and Talking Feminist History in the East End

Walking and Talking Feminist History in the East End

By Jessica Bryant and Lara Mills  On 3rd July 2018, we were given the opportunity to sit down with two childhood friends who became involved in the Women’s Rights Movement during the 1970’s, Clare Manifold and Vanessa Hall-Smith. They created the ‘Feminist History in...