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The Victoria County History at 125: Now and the Future 

The Victoria County History at 125: Now and the Future 

2024 marks 125 years of the Victoria County History (VCH). In two VCH at 125 blog posts, Ruth Slatter (VCH General Editor – Architecture) takes stock of where the VCH is and reflects on how it can continue to flourish and evolve in the future. In this first blog post,...

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Historical Research 

London coffee houses of the late eighteenth century

London coffee houses of the late eighteenth century

Anna Brinkman-Schwartz’s latest article 'The heart of the maritime world: London’s ‘mercantile’ coffee houses in the Seven Years’ War and the American War of Independence, 1756–83' (open access) is published in the latest issue of Historical Research. Here she...

Victoria County History

The Victoria County History at 125: Now and the Future 

The Victoria County History at 125: Now and the Future 

2024 marks 125 years of the Victoria County History (VCH). In two VCH at 125 blog posts, Ruth Slatter (VCH General Editor – Architecture) takes stock of where the VCH is and reflects on how it can continue to flourish and evolve in the future. In this first blog post,...

Maud Heath and Beyond: Exploring the Lives of Women Before 1600

Maud Heath and Beyond: Exploring the Lives of Women Before 1600

This blog post was written by Louise Ryland-Epton. The Victoria County History of Wiltshire are involved in an exciting new project recovering the lives of medieval women in Wiltshire. Louise Ryland-Epton tells us more about it. These monuments commemorate a medieval...

Victoria County History Smartphone App: Retirement

Victoria County History Smartphone App: Retirement

In early 2020 we launched our VCH smartphone app, ‘A History of English Places’. It had been developed through a project funded internally by the University of London in 2014, and was produced in partnership with Aimer Media. In 2023, Aimer Media was bought up by...

Bibliography of British and Irish History

Bibliography of British and Irish History February 2024 update 

Bibliography of British and Irish History February 2024 update 

What’s new in BBIH?   The February 2024 update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History adds 4,115 new publications. The new update includes books, journal articles, book chapters, and edited collections covering all areas of British and Irish history,...

Reviews in History

The IHR’s Reviews in History

The IHR’s Reviews in History

The IHR’s Reviews in History publishes weekly commentaries on new books. Our reviews are longer than those in many academic journals and focus on titles published in the last year. ‘Reviews’ will be taking a break during July and the first half of August, but look...

‘Reviews in History’, 2020: the year in review

‘Reviews in History’, 2020: the year in review

During 2020 the IHR’s Reviews in History site has published reviews and responses on 75 notable monographs and edited collections. This post highlights a few of the themes to emerge from a year in Reviews and thanks all those who contribute to this important branch of scholarship, especially in 2020.

Reviews in History: call to join our editorial advisory board

Reviews in History: call to join our editorial advisory board

‘Reviews in History’, the IHR’s academic reviews service, is looking to extend its editorial advisory network: if you’d like to share your expertise and recommendations for new History books and publishing, then please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Latest books from Reviews in History

Latest books from Reviews in History

The latest summary of books included in the IHR’s ‘Reviews in History’ service, including studies on Peterloo, Renaissance art crime, and a curious and illuminating story of eighteenth-century rabbit breeding.

Open Access Publishing

Open Access Week 2017: share and aware

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

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

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...

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