from the Institute of Historical Research
The May 2020 issue of Historical Research is now available, published by Oxford University Press.
The early modern historian, Sarah Johanesen, discusses her research on disguise within Catholic culture, and the place of physical deception in anti-papal conflict and intra-Catholic disputes.
For 20 years the IHR’s Pollard Prize has been rewarding talented Early Career Historians and publishing their first articles. Here’s a list of winners, with a call to apply for the 2020 Prize.
From February 2020, the IHR’s academic journal moves to Oxford University Press. The journal now has an international editorial board, an ambitious agenda for shaping future historical debates, and a bold new look.
Victoria County History
VCH Shorts are an important element of the Victoria County History. Shorts provide accessible histories by town or parish. Ebook versions of VCH Shorts are now available at the lowest possible price.
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’.
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.
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.
Bibliography of British and Irish History
With History teaching now online, how can the Bibliography of British and Irish History help lecturers and students? In this joint post with the Royal Historical Society, we offer three key uses of BBIH at this time.
The June update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History adds records of over 4000 new titles, many published in 2019-20. Here, BBIH Editor, Simon Baker, looks at the global reach of this latest update.
Quietly Essential: Why I insist my students learn how to use the Bibliography of British and Irish History
Early modern historian, David Hitchcock, explains how he uses the Bibliography of British History in the classroom – for teaching and student research.
BBIH editors spend a great deal of time checking new publications across a wide range of historical subject areas. This gives them an excellent insight to shifts in publishing and the emergence of new trends in historical research. Working at the Bibliography of...
Reviews in History
Last month we launched a new strand to the IHR’s Reviews in History series: readers’ short commentaries on books that impress. We begin with two studies of modern world turmoil, and a readers’ guide to new works on early modern religious practice.
The IHR’s Reviews in History publishes regular essays on new books. Reviews appear weekly. In case you missed them, here’s a selection of the latest reviews.
We’re starting a new venture at Reviews in History: send us a recommendation for a good recent read (book, article, chapter) and we’ll share it with others.
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
For OpenAccess Week 2018 (21-28 October), five initiatives from the IHR on disseminating its scholarly content and new forms of publishing for historians.
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...
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...
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...