Latest Publications

from the Institute of Historical Research

Spotlight

Historical Research 

The genesis of ‘William Weston: early voyager to the New World’

By Evan T. Jones John Cabot’s 1497 ‘discovery’ of North America has been famous since Elizabethan times. When Richard Hakluyt published Divers Voyages (1582), the expedition took centre stage. Hakluyt argued that England had ‘title’ to North America because Cabot had...

Pollard Prize 2018: mixed race marriage in post-war Britain

The winner of the 2018 Pollard Prize for the best paper given to an IHR seminar by a post-graduate or early career researcher was Anna Maguire for ‘"You Wouldn’t Want Your Daughter Marrying One": Parental Intervention into Mixed Race Relationships in Post-War...

Competition Open: Pollard Prize 2018

Entries are invited for this year's Pollard Prize (sponsored by Wiley) awarded for the best paper presented at an IHR seminar 2017-18 by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD. First prize Fast track publication in the...

Victoria County History

VCH project widens expertise with new editor

The Victoria County History (VCH) project has just appointed a new editor, Professor Angus Winchester from Lancaster University. Brush any ‘waxed jackets’ notions of county aside because this august body publishes historical reference works on English counties – it...

Revealing local history: a follow up

On 21 November, we held two simultaneous Wikipedia edit-a-thons in London and Leicester as part of the Being Human Festival. We did a lot of promotion of these events beforehand so we thought we should tell you how they went.  An edit-a-thon is an event where editors...

Bibliography of British and Irish History

Bibliography of British and Irish History October 2018 update

By Simon Baker An update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History was published on 4 October 2018. There are 3,447 new records. Some 398 new records relate to Irish history while 205 deal with the history of London, 215 with the history of Scotland and 115...

Reviews in 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...