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Historical Research 

Fake News and Forgery during the English Revolution

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...

Competition for the IHR’s 2019 Pollard Prize

Competition for 2019 has now closed; winners will be announced. The Pollard Prize is awarded annually for the best paper presented at an Institute of Historical Research seminar by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD. The...

The market imperfections of business, shoppers and consumerism

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...

Victoria County History

Upland and Lowland in the South Oxfordshire Chilterns

The most recently published Oxfordshire volume of the Victoria County History looks at the fourteen rural parishes and 30 separate settlements which made up Ewelme hundred in south-east Oxfordshire. It’s now available to explore on British History Online.

St Clement Danes: A Westminster Parish

By Francis Calvert Boorman London has long been thought of as the archetypal conurbation; a vast and unbroken metropolis nevertheless made up of distinctive localities. As the writer and politician Joseph Addison (1672-1719) mused in The Spectator in 1712, ‘When I...

Bibliography of British and Irish History

Historians and BBIH — an adventure in 10 episodes. No 1: Bede

Let's take 10 famous historical historians -- one each week -- and see what they can achieve with the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH). The Bibliography is a record of more than 600,000 publications relating to Britain, Ireland and the British world....

London is Calling

The Bibliography of British and Irish History now offers easy access to information on more than 1,250 PhD theses on metropolitan history. London is calling.

Bibliography of British and Irish History – Update September 2019

The Bibliography of British and Irish History has been updated with almost six thousand new records! Some 682 new records relate to Irish history, while 264 deal with the history of London, 396 with the history of Scotland and 152 with Wales. The overall total number...

Reviews in History

This month in ‘Reviews in History’

Our highlight this month on Reviews in History is a fascinating discussion between Scott Newton and David Edgerton of the latter’s The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: a Twentieth Century History.

Open Access Publishing

Open Access Week 2017: share and aware

Researcher awareness and engagement with open access data and sharing is increasing, that is according to a 2017 State of Open Data Report published by Figshare this week. This does not come as a surprise to me and, as a publisher of open access research in a variety...

A new open access series with the Royal Historical Society

The IHR has the great pleasure of announcing our partnership with the Royal Historical Society (RHS) to publish a new, open access series of monographs and shorter form works, further solidifying our commitment to open access. New Historical Perspectives will seek to...

Digital development: a commitment to OA

When I joined the IHR in early August, I did so with the challenging assignment of helping to further the Institute’s mission to embrace the opportunities of digital content delivery and enable greater access to knowledge, in line with the School’s Statement on Open...