IHR #OurCentury: Events Across the UK

IHR #OurCentury: Events Across the UK

From Dover to Glasgow, from film screenings and walking tours to art workshops and steel bands, IHR #OurCentury events will celebrate history in its many forms, right across the UK. Following a huge response to our Open Call, we are delighted to announce events...
#VCHFutureHistory: Writing the Places We Want

#VCHFutureHistory: Writing the Places We Want

Get involved in #VCHFutureHistoryproject. Your area 50 years from now #VCHFutureHistory: Writing the Places We Want The Victoria County History of England – a national project led from the IHR – is currently a partner in the AHRC-funded project Towns and the Cultural...
New Books from the Victoria County History

New Books from the Victoria County History

By Adam Chapman May is Local History Month and as such we are delighted to introduce two new volumes in the Victoria County History (VCH) series of big Red Books from Staffordshire and from the East Riding of Yorkshire. To celebrate, in collaboration with our...
A Farm in February – reading the agricultural past in a picture

A Farm in February – reading the agricultural past in a picture

By Adam Chapman   What histories can we read in a landscape? How have people and communities been shaped by the places they occupy? Dr Adam Chapman, of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community, and Editor of the Victoria County History (VCH)...
Popham: recreating a Victorian village via the census

Popham: recreating a Victorian village via the census

By Nancy Rickman   Earlier in 2020, Nancy Rickman, a sixth-form History student from Guildford High School, undertook some work experience with the Victoria County History of Hampshire. What did she discover about the practice of historical research? And what did...