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Bringing the VCH Past to Wikipedia Present

Bringing the VCH Past to Wikipedia Present

  In this blog, VCH General Editor, Adam Chapman and IHR Collections Librarian, Michael Townsend, introduce the VCH Archive and how it is being used to broaden other projects (including Wikipedia). As you might imagine, like any 123-year-old organisation, The...

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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

Bringing the VCH Past to Wikipedia Present

Bringing the VCH Past to Wikipedia Present

  In this blog, VCH General Editor, Adam Chapman and IHR Collections Librarian, Michael Townsend, introduce the VCH Archive and how it is being used to broaden other projects (including Wikipedia). As you might imagine, like any 123-year-old organisation, The...

VCH Outstanding Contribution Awards 2022

VCH Outstanding Contribution Awards 2022

On 12 October, 2022, we were delighted to make our inaugural round of VCH Outstanding Contribution Awards, nominated by the VCH community. They’re a chance for us to thank colleagues for their exceptional work on this national local history project, and to share...

Supporting Early-Career Historians: The Victoria County History

Supporting Early-Career Historians: The Victoria County History

This post was written by Adam Chapman, the General Editor of the Victoria County History, and Lecturer in Medieval History at the Institute of Historical Research.[Working for the VCH] sparked my long-forgotten childhood curiosity around the history of place, what...

New from the Victoria County History: Launching Tamworth

New from the Victoria County History: Launching Tamworth

The Victoria County History (VCH) is well known for its detailed studies of individual localities, which assemble (in the words of one recent reviewer) 'countless tiny parts to build a much larger whole'. The 'Big Red Books' describing the histories of places large...

Bibliography of British and Irish History

UK Disability History Month 

UK Disability History Month 

This blog post was written by Jenny Lelkes-Rarugal, Editor for the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH). Data derived from the Bibliography of British and Irish History.  About the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH)  The Bibliography of...

Meet Our New BBIH Section Editor for 19th Century British History

Meet Our New BBIH Section Editor for 19th Century British History

This blog post was written by Ed Lyon, BBIH Section Editor My name’s Ed Lyon, and I’m a PhD candidate at Birkbeck and the new Section Editor for 19th century British history. My research focuses on Irish nationalists in Victorian London, from the foundation of the...

Bibliography of British and Irish History: October 2022 update 

Bibliography of British and Irish History: October 2022 update 

This blog post was written by Jenny Lelkes-Rarugal, Editor for the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH). What’s new in BBIH?   The October 2022 update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History adds 3154 new publications. The new content...

Exploring collections for History Day

Exploring collections for History Day

This blog post was written by Sophie Swann, history undergraduate student at the University of Leicester. Sophie completed a placement at the IHR in August 2022, working on the Bibliography of British and Irish History and in the IHR library. She explored History of...

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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