Gender and Bathing in Antiquity 

Gender and Bathing in Antiquity 

This blog was written by Dr Giacomo Savani, an expert in Roman baths and ancient senses, and a recent intern looking at gender histories in the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH). A version of this text was posted on the Women’s History Network blog in...
The Bloomsbury | IHR Inclusive Histories Initiative 2023 Award

The Bloomsbury | IHR Inclusive Histories Initiative 2023 Award

Bloomsbury Academic and the IHR host an Inclusive Histories partnership, that seeks to improve the publishing opportunities available for early-career history researchers from a diverse range of backgrounds. This new annual initiative will support...
VCH Outstanding Contribution Awards 2023

VCH Outstanding Contribution Awards 2023

Earlier this year we were delighted to make our second annual round of VCH Outstanding Contribution Awards, nominated by the VCH community. We would like to thank everyone who submitted a nomination. These aren’t long service awards—though some of the recipients have...
Pre-Raphaelite Outsider: James Smetham (1821-1889)

Pre-Raphaelite Outsider: James Smetham (1821-1889)

Since 2019 a team of archivists, creative practitioners, curators, and researchers have been exploring the life and work of the little-known artist and devout Methodist James Smetham. In this blog post, Dr Ruth Slatter (IHR Lecturer in Historic Environment and...