from the Institute of Historical Research
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.read more
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.
In June, Dr Rob Waters gave the 2019 ‘Historical Research’ lecture. Rob’s lecture, ‘”Time come”: Britain’s black futures past’ is now published in Historical Research, the IHR’s academic journal. It’s available free until December 2019, along with a commentary from Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry, director of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, De Montfort University.
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...
How important were kinship ties in the support of the English poor? In this post Jonathan Healey introduces his new article published in Historical Research.
Victoria County History
This November, the IHR celebrates 120 years of the Victoria County History with ‘England’s Histories: Unboxed!’, the story of English history in material culture. All welcome, Weds 20 November from 4.30pm.
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
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...
The latest update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History (February 2020) adds two important enhancements: 4500 new records, plus a new user-interface making searching and browsing easier and quicker.
What can BBIH tell us about trends in British and Irish political history writing from the early 1900s to the 2010s? Which party is the most studied, and who are the most written about PMs?
Let’s take 10 famous historical historians (one each week) and see what they can achieve with the Bibliography. This week Archbishop Matthew Parker (1504-75) finds peer reviewers using BBIH.
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.
In this extract from the IHR’s ‘Reviews in History’, Dr Joan Redmond reviews ‘In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilisation in Early Modern England’ (Yale 2018), by Keith Thomas.
Latest reviews including polar exploration and cultural encounters in the Arctic, an indispensable addition to the historiography of the English reformation and two books on displaced children in post-Second World War Europe.
We start this week with The Loyal Republic: Traitors, Slaves and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America by Erik Mathisen. Tom Lawrie welcomes a book which expertly brings the reader’s focus in and out of the national scale, concentrating alternately on...
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...