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Institute of Historical Research
The latest update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History (February 2020) adds two important enhancements: 4500 new records, plus a new user-interface making searching and browsing easier and quicker.
Professor Jo Fox, Director of the IHR, introduces the IHR’s Mission and Strategy for 2020-2025, launching on 5 February 2020.
Libraries ‘know we have a problem’, as a 2019 report by Mohammed Ishaq and Asifa Maaria Hussain for the Standing Conference of National and University Libraries (SCONUL) ‘BAME Staff Experiences of academic and research libraries’ stated firmly.
How do we define British History on the national curriculum? And what does this have to do with Brexit?read more
Features & Articles
The second of a three part series in which Amy Todd shares the biographies and stories of women in peace activism.
After the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War (1870 – 1871), Hannah Priscilla Peckover of Wisbech, Cambridge, a staunch Quaker, committed herself to protesting against the suffering caused by war.
May 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the first exams sat by women at a British university. Philip Carter considers the nine pioneering students and the questions they faced in 1869.
What is ‘unconventional history’? Feminist and historians Sarah Knott considers the intersection of form and function in her new book, ‘Mother. An Unconventional History’.
New from the Victoria County History of Essex: ‘Harwich, Dovercourt and Parkeston in the 19th Century’
The latest publication from the Victoria County History of Essex is now available. Join us for two launch events marking publication of Andrew Senter’s ‘Harwich, Dovercourt and Parkeston in the 19th Century’.
by William White In recent years, concerns about the use of disinformation in politics have become increasingly widespread on both sides of the Atlantic. ‘Post-truth’ was the Oxford Dictionaries’ ‘Word of the Year’ for 2016, in the immediate aftermath of the...
The latest volume in the Oxfordshire series of the Victoria County History (VCH) just been published by Boydell and Brewer is the 19th in the set describing this large and varied county.
How important were kinship ties in the support of the English poor? In this post Jonathan Healey introduces his new article published in Historical Research.
Research & Resources News
What can BBIH tell us about trends in British and Irish political history writing from the early 1900s to the 2010s? Which party is the most studied, and who are the most written about PMs?
Let’s take 10 famous historical historians (one each week) and see what they can achieve with the Bibliography. This week Archbishop Matthew Parker (1504-75) finds peer reviewers using BBIH.
In our fourth encounter with historical historians, Walter Bower (1385-1449) uses the Bibliography of British and Irish History to find speakers for his conference – just as you can do.
In Episode 3, the great Matthew Paris (c.1200-1259) shows you how to put together a reading list for teaching using BBIH. If it’s good enough for Matthew, then …