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Historical Research 

Fake News and Forgery during the English Revolution

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...

Victoria County History

Unboxing England’s Histories …

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.

Upland and Lowland in the South Oxfordshire Chilterns

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

Reviews in History

This month in ‘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.

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...