from the Institute of Historical Research
‘Masculinity and Danger on the Eighteenth-Century Grand Tour’ is the latest title in the New Historical Perspectives series from the IHR, Royal Historical Society and University of London Press. Here, author Dr Sarah Goldsmith introduces her new book — a study of the place of danger and risk in the formation of elite masculinity on the European Tour.
In this post, Karina Urbach, Senior Research Fellow at the IHR, introduces ‘Useful idiots: the Hohenzollerns and Hitler’, her new article for the Institute’s journal, Historical Research.
In this post Nigel Tringham writes about the research for his new ‘Historical Research’ article, published in June 2020. As Nigel explains, founding a a monastic house in middle ages could be a complicated affair.
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.
Victoria County History
The latest title in the VCH Short series is Ibstock, from the Victoria County History of Leicestershire. Written by Pamela J. Fisher, Ibstock is the third Short title from VCH Leicester and is published in paperback print and ebook by University of London Press.
New from the Victoria County History of Essex: St Osyth to the Naze: North-East Essex Coastal Parishes, Part 1
The latest publication in the Victoria County History (VCH) series for the county of Essex is the first part of volume XII, St Osyth to the Naze: North-East Essex Coastal Parishes and is now available from Boydell & Brewer.
From September the IHR’s Centre for the History of People Place and Community will run four free online training seminars, supporting skills for those working in local history.
The latest VCH Short, now published, explores the history of Colwall in Herefordshire. It’s the third Short title for the county, from the VCH Herefordshire and published by University of London Press.
Bibliography of British and Irish History
In this post, Isaac Woolley — one of the IHR’s 2020 summer interns — discusses his research using the Bibliography of British and Irish History on which he worked. What can BBIH tell us about publishing trends in the subject of modern warfare?
Bibliography of British and Irish History: October 2020 update adds records of 4425 recent publications
The October 2020 update of BBIH – the IHR’s ‘Bibliography of British and Irish History’ – is now available. The new update adds detailed records of 4425 recent publications on the British and Irish pasts and British world history.
What’s trending in new historical writing? Four perspectives from the Bibliography of British and Irish History
The Summer 2020 update of the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) adds records of 4200 recent publications. Here we spot some trends from this new historical writing, including histories of celebrity and the ‘animal turn’.
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.
Reviews in History
‘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.
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.
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.
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...