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Institute of Historical Research
In this extract from the IHR’s ‘Reviews in History’, Dr Joan Redmond reviews ‘In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilisation in Early Modern England’ (Yale 2018), by Keith Thomas.
Eastenders actor – and 22 time great-grandson of King Edward III – Danny Dyer is an unlikely saviour of TV history but, as Paul Dryburgh contends, perhaps he’s just the geezer for the job.
The market imperfections of business, shoppers and consumerism: Esther Peterson and the legacies of the National Consumers’ League
by Lawrence Black. Much recent work on consumerism, from Frank Trentmann on things, to Bethany Moreton’s brilliant study of Walmart, through to Robert Miller’s anthropological work, has creatively and productively entangled shopping, politics, everyday life and the...
With the release of ‘Outlaw King’, the upcoming film ‘Robert the Bruce’ and the long shadow cast by ‘Braveheart’, the wars for Scottish independence of the fourteenth century are being re-fought in modern popular culture, just as they were later in the middle ages, according to Iain MacInnes.read more
Features & Articles
How do we define British History on the national curriculum? And what does this have to do with Brexit?
By Jon Parry On 13 November the IHR and History of Parliament hosted ‘One Person, Multiple Votes’, a panel discussion on the history of University seats in British politics, 1868-1950. The event marked the 150th anniversary of Robert Lowe's election as the first MP...
Were medieval women were actively kept away from political power? Anaïs Waag examines this 19th century misconception and offers new insights.
With the release of ‘Outlaw King’, the upcoming film ‘Robert the Bruce’ and the long shadow cast by ‘Braveheart’, the wars for Scottish independence of the fourteenth century are being re-fought in modern popular culture, just as they were later in the middle ages, according to Iain MacInnes.
What’s On at the IHR
Explore research collections at History Day in Senate House, 27 November 2018. Over sixty libraries, archives and special collections will be represented.
We are excited to announce that our sixth annual History Day will take place on 27 November 2018. The event is aimed at postgraduate and undergraduate students, academics, early career and private researchers who are looking for advice on how to find and make best use...
The forthcoming IHR Winter Conference on Home: New Histories of Living has us thinking about the insides and outsides of buildings. The IHR library collections support a range of study on the subject of architecture, and the new collection guide highlights some of the...
By Philip Carter As a survey of domestic experience, the IHR’s 2018 Winter Conference—‘Home: new histories of living’ (8-9 February)—ranges widely in its locations and forms of historical dwellings. At the same time, individual properties stand out. These include No....
Research & Resources News
Jessica Bryant and Lara Mills reflect on their work for the Layers of London project.
Dr Adam Chapman explains why it’s good news that British History Online is adding the Patent Rolls to its digitised collection of Guides and Calendars—starting with those from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I, covering the period 1216 to 1307.
How to find content for your reading lists for courses at the start of the academic year.
Now that summer is definitely here, it’s time to share our BBIH top ten summer reads. We have compiled a list of some of the most interesting and/or surprising items that we have indexed over the last six months for the Bibliography of British and Irish History. We...